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Angela Rayner has mentioned the General Election exit ballot consequence present the Conservative Party is being punished for 14 years of scandals and decline.

The exit ballot suggests Labour is on target for 410 seats with the Tories decreased to 131. It will imply a Labour prime minister in No 10 for the primary time since 2010 and the Conservatives dealing with a potential civil warfare.

Speaking from a wet Ashton-under-Lyne, Ms Rayner informed Sky News the exit ballot was encouraging, however she signalled a observe of warning, saying the outcomes aren’t in but. She added: “Keir has done a tremendous job in transforming the Labour Party and putting forward a programme for government the country can get behind.

“After 14 years of the chaos and the scandals and the decline that we have seen underneath the Tories, I feel they’re getting punished for that. That’s fairly clear within the polls as effectively.”

Asked about Labour’s 2019 defeat and if the exit poll suggestes a result beyond her wildest expectations, Ms Rayner said: “Well, I simply to say thanks to these those that have voted for Labour and, if the exit polls are appropriate, then it is an unbelievable honour for them to place their belief in us, particularly after the 2019 defeat.”

She added: “I need to say to the individuals of this nation that myself and Keir, and the remainder of the shadow cupboard, are placing themselves within the service of them.

“We’ve seen the self service under the Conservatives. We understand the weight on our shoulders and the mandate is, you better deliver for us. And I say to the people of this country, I will always put you first and I will fight really hard everyday to turn things around. We know how difficult it’s been for people and we’ll work really hard to get people’s faith back in politics, and to turn that page on the decline and chaos that we’ve had.”

On whether or not Labour can maintain the social gathering along with so many MPs, Ms Rayner informed Sky: “Well, we were very clear when Keir and myself took over that we had to have a high bar four our candidates so we didn’t accept that any of them would be paper candidates. We’ve seen even in this election what happens when candidates fall below the standard that we’d expect from people who want to be MPs and we’ve taken decisive action since we’ve Keir’s been the leader and I’ve been deputy.”

She added: “We put the country first… and that’s what we expect the whole of our party to deliver… I’ve seen our tremendous calibre of candidates.”

The Tories are set to be banished to the opposition benches of the House of Commons, with exit polling suggesting the social gathering will lose some 241 MPs. This could be its lowest variety of MPs on document.

In 2019, underneath then-premier Boris Johnson premiership the social gathering received 365 seats, with majority of 80.

That complete is now set to be dwarfed by the consequence anticipated for Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour by the top of the night time, which is predicted to win energy with a complete of 410 seats in keeping with the exit ballot.

At threat of dropping their seats this night are a number of distinguished Cabinet ministers, together with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, Justice Secretary Alex Chalk, and Education Secretary Gillian Keegan.

Ruth Davidson, the previous chief of the Scottish Tories, referred to as the projected election consequence a “massacre”. But she mentioned the phrase popping out of Conservative central workplace earlier was that the Tories might be beneath three figures when it comes to seats