Sunak Speaks On His Defeat To Labour Party In UK Election

British PM, Sunak Announces Date For The UK General Election

The outgoing Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Rishi Sunak, on Friday, apologised to the Conservative Party after the Labour Party won the general election by a landslide.

Sunak conceded defeat as the networks called the election for the candidate of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, who had reached the required 326 parliamentary seats.

The Conservative Party candidate retained his seat in Richmond & Northallerton however.

He said, “Britain has delivered a sobering verdict. On this difficult night, I’d like to express my gratitude to the people of Richmond and Northallerton constituency for your continued support.

“Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country’s stability and future.

“There is much to learn… and I take responsibility for the loss.”

The outcome of the election ended 14 years of Conservative government, in which time five different prime ministers ran the country.

With more than 575 out of 650 seats declared, Labour is poised to form the next government with a majority of at least 100.

Sunak was appointed prime minister on October 25, 2022, becoming the first British Asian and the first Hindu to assume the office.

At 42, Sunak became the youngest prime minister since Robert Jenkinson.


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