Moment Andy Burnham reacts to exit poll results showing Labour landslide

The Greater Manchester Mayor jumped out of his seat after exit polls predicted a huge Labour majority
-Credit: (Image: Sky News)

Live TV footage has shown the moment Andy Burnham reacted to the General Election exit poll, predicting a Labour landslide.

The Labour and Co-operative Mayor of Greater Manchester was seen to jump from his seat and raise his arms in the air live on Sky News, as the exit poll predicted the biggest majority for Labour since 1997.

The exit poll, released at 10pm, predicted that Labour is set to win 410 seats with the Tories on 131, giving Labour a majority of 170.

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If the exit poll is correct, this would be the worst ever result for the Conservatives in its nearly 200-year history. It would also give Labour a landslide majority similar to that secured by Tony Blair in 1997.

After the exit poll was revealed, Mr Burnham was seen grinning as he stood from his chair, held his hands together and muttered: "Oh my God."

Holding his head in his hands, he continued: "Brilliant".

Some of the Conservative's most senior figures are also expected to lose their seats, including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer.

The exit poll is also predicting a Tory wipe-out in Greater Manchester, with the party losing every seat in the region. The polls say there is a 99 per cent chance that Labour will gain all the seats that the Tories won in 2019 - except for Bolton West where the likelihood is 98 per cent.

The Lib Dems are expected to win Hazel Grove and Cheadle. The exit poll also gives Labour a 99 per cent chance of ousting George Galloway in Rochdale.

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