'The country has spoken' declare Coventry readers as Sir Keir Starmer wins landslide victory

Sir Keir Starmer is the new Prime Minster
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Labour has won the 2024 General Election, with Sir Keir Starmer set to become the new Prime Minister. He gained 412 seats, an increase of 2011 in the elections in 2019, and said 'Change Begins Now' as the party took a landslide victory from the Conservatives.

Rishi Sunak has resigned as Prime Minister after a meeting with King Charles this morning and will remain Conservative Party leader until a successor is found to replace him. In Coventry, Labour held onto all three of its parliamentary seats across its three constituencies.

Mary Creagh will become the new MP for Coventry East, while Taiwo Oawtemi and Zarah Sultana were re-elected in Coventry South and Coventry North West. Taiwo and Zarah gained over 10,000 votes, while Ms Cragh had 11,000.

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In Warwickshire, the Conservatives lost four seats out of five in total which they've held since 2019. Rugby, Nuneaton, and North Warwickshire were all Labour-dominated while the Liberal Democrats won Stratford-upon-Avon. Leamington was held by Labour and defended by Matt Western, while Kenilworth and Southam was a Conservative hold.

Some CoventryLive readers congratulated Zarah on her re-election. Kam Shanyk said: "Congratulations to Zarah Sultana on her election victory!" while Shezad Ashraf added "Well done, excellent achievement".

Other readers expressed their views on a new Labour government as the news came through this morning. Ann Williams said: "They should not have got rid of Boris, big mistake." Richard Smith responded and added: "What were his biggest achievements in office? People voted against 14 years of Tory nothingness, not just Rishi."

Dave Fawkner said: "The last 14 years have been dire, I'll happily see the improvements promised, but I don't think it's impossible without tax rises. Let's judge them in five years. They should at least be better than Sunak and co."

Another reader added: "Hurrah for Sir Keir! The country has spoken."

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