Keir Starmer is next Prime Minister according to exit poll with Labour landslide

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer
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Keir Starmer is the next Prime Minister of Britain, according to the exit polls. The official forecast has Labour winning with a landslide in London.

Exit polls are not the official account but are usually remarkably accurate.

Labour is on course for a landslide, according to the exit poll projection, with 410 seats. The Conservatives are set for 131 seats.

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The exit poll also forecasts the Liberal Democrats on 61 seats, Reform UK on 13 and The Green Party on two.

In Scotland, the SNP are expected to secure 10 seats with Plaid Cymru in Wales on four.

It would be the lowest number Tory MPs on record.

Previous indications show that the Conservative Party face an almost complete wipeout in London with Labour taking the majority of the 75 parliamentary seats available in London. Forecasts have predicted such in the weeks leading up to the election too.

Ipsos, the market research company, go to about 130 polling stations across the country, talking to around 20,000 people in total. The projection is broadcast when the polls officially close and these predict that Sir Keir Starmer will now lead the country.

Starmer thanks voters

Sir Keir Starmer has thanked those who voted for him and 'put their trust in a changed Labour Party' after the exit poll revealed he is on course for a landslide.

“To everyone who has campaigned for Labour in this election, to everyone who voted for us and put their trust in our changed Labour Party – thank you,” he posted to X, formerly Twitter.

As polls closed, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said: “The Liberal Democrats are on course for our best results in a century, thanks to our positive campaign with health and care at its heart.

“I am humbled by the millions of people who backed the Liberal Democrats to both kick the Conservatives out of power and deliver the change our country needs.

“Every Liberal Democrat MP will be a strong local champion for their community standing up for the NHS and care. Whether you voted for us or not, we will work day in and day out and we will not let you down.”

Shortly before polls closed, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “To the hundreds of Conservative candidates, thousands of volunteers and millions of voters: Thank you for your hard work, thank you for your support, and thank you for your vote.”