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UK General Elections 2024 | Keir Starmer to become UK’s next PM ? Check exit poll analysis

As per the exit poll analysis, the centre-left Labour Party is set to secure a decisive victory, which will end a 14-year reign of the Conservative Party and positions Labour leader Keir Starmer to assume the role of prime minister imminently

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 05th 2024 09:29 AM -- Updated: July 05th 2024 09:53 AM
UK General Elections 2024 | Keir Starmer to become UK’s next PM ? Check exit poll analysis

UK General Elections 2024 | Keir Starmer to become UK’s next PM ? Check exit poll analysis

UK General Elections 2024 | Following exit polls that revealed a landslide victory for the Labour Party, its leader, Keir Starmer who is poised to become United Kingdom's next prime minister on Friday. 

As per the exit poll analysis, the centre-left Labour Party is set to secure a decisive victory in Britain's general election. 


This outcome ends a 14-year reign of the Conservative Party and positions Labour leader Keir Starmer to assume the role of prime minister imminently, media sources reported. 

Under the leadership of Keir Starmer, the Labour Party leads with 221 seats, while Rishi Sunak's party has secured only 36 seats. A total of 326 seats is required for a party to claim victory in the 650-member House of Commons.

Final results will be announced by 11:30 AM (IST).

Starmer's remarks were made on a stage after his win from the Holborn and St Pancras constituency in north London.

"Tonight, people here and around the country have spoken. They are ready for change...The change begins right here because this is your democracy, your community and your future. You have voted and now it is time for us to deliver," Starmer said as media sources. 

"I promise this: Whether you voted for me or not, I will serve every person in this constituency," the chief of the Labour Party said.

Starmer, a former barrister who entered Parliament in 2015 and assumed Labour leadership in 2020, has steered his party towards the political centre. His platform emphasises revitalising public services while maintaining fiscal responsibility

Early trends indicate a long-anticipated defeat for Rishi Sunak. Despite this, Sunak has stated he will continue as an MP even if he is removed or steps down as the Tory leader, although some polls suggest he may not retain his seat.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak concedes the general election to Keir Starmer and the Labour Party.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says "...The Labour Party has won this general election and I have called Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory. Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides...I take responsibility for the loss to the many good, hard-working, conservative candidates who lost tonight despite their tireless efforts, their local records of delivery and their dedication to their communities, I am sorry. I will now head down to London, where I will say more about tonight's result before I leave the job of Prime Minister, to which I have given my all..."

- With inputs from agencies

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