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UK Election 2024: Keir Starmer’s Labour Party to Form Govt

Keir Starmer’s Labour Party

The Labour Party wins the Thursday parliamentary election with a resounding majority. The Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, had won 360 seats as of 5.24 am (UK local time), topping the 326-seat mark needed to create government. Keir Starmer is set to become the party’s first prime minister in 14 years. Shortly after the election, a poll suggested Keir Starmer, the leader of the centre-left Labour party, would be the next prime minister.

Here’re the Election Highlights:

  • UK voters participated in a national election to select the 650 lawmakers for the next five years and as the polls closed on Thursday at 10 p.m, an exit poll suggested that Keir Starmer’s Labour Party is likely to win a significant number of votes. The ruling Conservative Party lost the first seat it had defended.
  • Robert Buckland, the Former justice minister, lost his seat in central England after seeing a 25% decline in his vote share from the previous election in 2019. Heidi Alexander of Labour won the seat, returning to the parliament after resigning in 2018 to accept a position with the mayor of London.

Keir Starmer was first elected as a member of Parliament from London in 2015. A lawyer by profession, he has two children and his wife, Victoria, works for the National Health Service (NHS). The late Queen Elizabeth II knighted 61-year-old Keir Starmer for his contributions to criminal justice and the law.