UK Election: Labour on course for historic victory

Voters in Britain continue to head to the polls on Thursday to cast their votes in parliamentary elections, and the United Kingdom is preparing for a political earthquake. After a decade and a half of Conservative control, the center-left Labor Party is expected to record its biggest victory in nearly 200 years, with more than 430 seats and an overwhelming majority in Parliament.

By all accounts, the centre-left Labour Party is set to secure its biggest victory in history and return to power after 14 years. The right-wing Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, is facing an unprecedented collapse and is now focused on trying to limit the damage. The Conservatives also acknowledge that Labour leader Keir Strummer will be handed the keys to Downing Street tomorrow and be appointed Prime Minister.

Last night, YouGov published its latest mega-poll, which again predicted a massive and unprecedented victory for Labour: according to the poll, Strummer’s party would win 431 of the 650 seats in Parlia
ment – ??the largest number of seats Labour has ever won, and in fact the largest of any party in modern British history – since 1832.

The massive poll predicts the Conservatives will fall to 102 seats, their lowest ever. In comparison, the Tories won 365 seats in the previous election and Labour just 202. The poll also estimates that a number of senior Tories and 16 of the 26 ministers in the outgoing government will lose their seats in parliament, including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Another poll suggests that in an extreme scenario, Labour could win a fictitious 516 seats, leaving the Conservatives with just 53 seats, an unimaginable earthquake.

In recent days, Sunak has tried to convey to voters that a Conservative victory is still possible, and earlier this week he seized on England’s dramatic comeback win at Euro 2024 with a tweet that ‘it’s not over until it’s over.’ But behind the scenes, the Conservatives understand their position, and some say so openly: ‘I am fully aware that according to the polls,
Labour is set to record its biggest ever victory and win Parliament.

Who is Labour leader Keir Starmer?

Keir Starmer is a British politician and lawyer, born in 1962. He is the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and previously served as Director of Public Prosecutions.

He served as attorney general before being elected to parliament nine years ago. He is expected to become prime minister, a post traditionally held by the head of the political party that wins the most seats in legislative elections.

British voters will choose 650 MPs in the parliamentary elections by voting in one of 650 constituencies spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Source: Maan News Agency