What should the new Labour Government do first after winning the 2024 General Election?

The UK’s new Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer promised to rebuild trust in politics and restore hope to the nation after a landslide Labour victory in the General Election.

In his first speech in Downing Street, Sir Keir said the British people had voted “decisively for change”. Sir Keir said the country could “move forward together” as Labour took office following 14 years of Conservative rule - but they will face a daunting in-tray of issues as they begin their time in office.

There are significant challenges ahead, ranging from the NHS and the economy to immigration and a creaking prison system. After 648 of the 650 Commons seats had been declared, Labour had a majority of 176.

We want you to tell us what their top priority should be, and how they should go about it - and you can tell us in our comments section below.

Labour had 412 seats and the Tories 121, the worst result in the party’s history. Following a brutal set of results for the Conservatives, Rishi Sunak announced he would quit as Tory leader and used his final speech in Downing Street to apologise to the British people and the Conservative Party.

But low turnout underlined Sir Keir’s message about the need to rebuild trust in the political system after 14 years of Tory rule marred by the Partygate scandal and the chaos of Conservative infighting which saw David Cameron followed in quick succession by Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and, finally, Mr Sunak. After 648 of 650 results had been declared, the turnout figure stood at 59.85%, the lowest turnout at a general election since 2001.

Sir Keir said: “Changing a country is not like flicking a switch. The world is now a more volatile place. This will take a while. But have no doubt that the work of change begins immediately. Have no doubt that we will rebuild Britain, with wealth created in every community.

“Our NHS back on its feet facing the future. Secure borders, safer streets, everyone treated with dignity and respect at work. The opportunity of clean British power, cutting your energy bills for good. Brick by brick, we will rebuild the infrastructure of opportunity.”

In Lancashire, Labour made huge gains taking several key seats from the Conservatives - including Burnley, Ribble Valley and Rossendale and Darwen. But in one shock, Labour's Kate Hollern lost her seat in Blackburn.

Labour have claimed in their manifesto that their first steps will be to deliver economic stability, address NHS waiting times, and launch a "Border Security Command" department to combat criminal gangs and solve the small boats illegal immigration issue. Elsewhere, they say that the "Great British Energy" publicly-owned power company will slash bills, 6500 new teachers will be recruited, and antisocial behaviour will be cracked down upon.

Away from their headline issues, Labour have said that they are committed to the NATO defence alliance and nuclear deterrence, and improving service life and veterans' issues. They have promised reform in government, including a look at slashing the number of peers in the House of Lords, and establishing an "Ethics and Integrity Commission" to investigate wrongdoing in Parliament.

Tell us what your top priority for the incoming Labour government should be in our comments section below.