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Sir Keir Starmer promised the “sunlight of hope” after he put Labour again in energy for the primary time in 14 years.

The new Prime Minister entered No 10 on a pledge to revive belief in politics and a vow to resume the nation’s spirit.

Jubilant effectively wishers gathered to welcome the nation’s new chief and his spouse, Victoria, to Downing Street.

He mentioned: “Now our country has voted decisively for change, for national renewal and a return of politics to public service.

“When the gap between the sacrifices made by people and the service they receive from politicians grows this big, it leads to a weariness in the heart of a nation, a draining away of the hope, the spirit, the belief in a better future.

“But we need to move forward together. Now this wound, this lack of trust can only be healed by actions not words, I know that.

“But we can make a start today with the simple acknowledgement that public service is a privilege and that your government should treat every single person in this country with respect.”

He mentioned “my Government will serve you, politics can be a force for good”, including: “The work of change begins immediately, but have no doubt, we will rebuild Britain.”

After 649 of the 650 Commons seats had been declared, Labour had a majority of 176.

Labour had 412 seats and the Tories 121, the worst end result within the occasion’s historical past.

In the early hours as Labour’s victory was confirmed, Sir Keir addressed activists gathered within the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

He instructed them the “sunlight of hope” is shining as soon as once more and a “new dawn has broken”.

The occasion swept to energy within the largest landslide since Sir Tony Blair’s first election triumph 27 years in the past.

But the election night time threw up some fascinating outcomes, with Sir Keir dropping 18,000 votes in his personal constituency.

Former chief Jeremy Corbyn, now standing as an unbiased, clung on in Islington North, whereas the backlash to Labour’s stance on Gaza noticed it lose Blackburn, Leicester South and Dewsbury and Batley to independents.

Among the casualties was Jonathan Ashworth, one of many occasion’s most seasoned media performers who toured the election studios throughout the election marketing campaign.

Meanwhile, Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer beat Labour’s Thangam Debbonaire in Bristol Central.

Overall, the occasion gained effectively over 400 seats however solely round a 3rd of the vote share, indicating that voters have been disillusioned with each of the main events and have been wanting elsewhere.

Reform UK beneath Nigel Farage’s management secured 5 seats regardless of it being the primary time the occasion had challenged at a Westminster election.

Turnout for the election was on observe to hit a 20 12 months low, in a vivid demonstration of voter apathy.

Three quarters of the general public mentioned the largest issue behind Labour’s landslide victory was wanting the top of a Conservative authorities, relatively than a want for a Labour authorities, based on a snap ballot from Savanta.

Chris Hopkins, political analysis director, mentioned: “Labour begins its time in office today following a historic landslide, and that should not be understated.

“But nor should the sentiment voters are expressing to us – that many of them think the biggest factor in yesterday’s election was against the Conservatives, more than a genuine desire for a Keir Starmer government.”

But Lord Mandelson, one of many architect’s of the occasion’s 1997 success, described the outcomes as an “electoral meteor” hitting Planet Earth.

Sir Keir turned the third Prime Minister of the King’s reign following a effectively choreographed collection of conferences making certain the graceful handover of energy.

Charles performed a central function throughout the busy aftermath of the General Election that left the Conservatives reeling following a crushing defeat by the Labour Party, which gained by a landslide.

Even the climate performed its half, with a downpour drenching Rishi Sunak when he introduced six weeks in the past that the nation would go to the polls.

When Sir Keir arrived at Buckingham Palace, rain clouds parted and the solar shone.

Buckingham Palace mentioned the Labour chief “kissed hands” with the King on his appointment as Prime Minister – however in actuality the historic time period is believed to confer with a handshake.

Their historic assembly noticed Sir Keir comply with Mr Sunak and Liz Truss to turn into the pinnacle of state’s third prime minister.

Earlier, Mr Sunak was joined by his spouse Akshata Murty for his ultimate viewers with the King as he resigned as prime minister and really useful the Labour chief be invited to type a brand new Government.