Sir Keir Starmer breaks silence on exit poll after it predicts Labour landslide victory

Sir Keir Starmer has broken his silence on the exit poll - after it predicted a Labour supermajority and landslide. The Labour Party leader Starmer, in a post on X published shortly after the exit polls were announced, thanked everyone who has “put their trust in our changed Labour party”.

"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," Sir Keir said. Labour is heading for a majority of 170, the exit poll - released at 10pm tonight - suggests.

If these figures are accurate, Sir Keir will have a majority of 170. Reacting to the exit poll, Scotland’s former first minister Nicola Sturgeon told ITV: "This is not a good night for the SNP on those numbers." The Scottish National party are projected to only have 10 seats, according to the poll.

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Sturgeon said: "This is at the grimmer end of the expectations for the SNP if the exit poll is right." The SNP privately had been hoping for about 20 seats, which they felt would reflect a stabilisation of the party’s declines since Sturgeon last March.

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 us to both kick the Conservatives out of power and deliver the change our country needs."

The Lib Dem MP and leader went on to say: "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."