Tory downfall in UK general election

Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour Party leader, has emerged victorious in Islington North, a constituency he has represented since 1983. This time, however, Corbyn has been elected as an independent MP after being removed from the Labour party. Corbyn secured 24,120 votes, defeating Praful Nargund, the Labour councilor chosen by the party’s executive committee, who received 16,873 votes. The voter turnout for this election was 67.5%, slightly lower than the 71.6% recorded in 2019.

In a surprising turn of events, five independent candidates, including Jeremy Corbyn, have clinched victories in the United Kingdom general elections. The issue of Israel’s war on Gaza played a significant role in shaping the voters’ decisions. Apart from Corbyn, the other successful independent candidates who won seats previously held by Labour include Shockat Adam in Leicester South, Ayoub Khan in Birmingham Perry Barr, Adnan Hussain in Blackburn, and Iqbal Mohamed in Dewsbury and Batley.

The recent United Kingdom general elections saw a significant victory for independent pro-Palestine candidates, including former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Both the Conservatives and Labour have expressed a desire for the fighting in Gaza to cease, but their support for Israel’s right to defend itself has sparked outrage among pro-Palestine and Muslim voters nationwide. Labour leader Keir Starmer, who is expected to become the next prime minister, faced heckling at the polling station and during his election count, with shouts of “Free Palestine” ringing out. Five independent pro-Palestine candidates emerged victorious in the elections, with Israel’s war on Gaza being a key issue for voters.

Keir Starmer has promised to kick off a phase of “national rejuvenation” in the United Kingdom following his Labour party’s triumph over the Conservatives in the recent general election. “Today marks the beginning of a new era – the commencement of transformation, the journey towards national revival, and the commencement of reconstructing our nation,” stated Mr. Starmer in a celebratory speech in London, as his party clinched a parliamentary majority.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak acknowledged the defeat in the national election on July 5, announcing that the opposition Labour Party emerged victorious. “The Labour Party has secured victory in this general election, and I have reached out to Sir Keir Starmer to offer my congratulations,” – Mr. Sunak stated after securing his parliamentary seat in northern England.

Mr. Starmer is set to take over as Prime Minister, marking the end of the 14-year Conservative rule. With electoral staff counting millions of ballot papers at various centers nationwide, the Conservatives are coming to terms with a historic loss that will leave the party in disarray and likely trigger a leadership contest to replace Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Keir Starmer, the next prime minister, faced heckling with shouts of “Free Palestine” at both the polling station in his Holborn and St Pancras constituency and at his election count as he was declared to have won his seat.

Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, has kept his seat in the Holborn and St Pancras constituency but with a significant cut to his majority.He won with 18,884 votes and will become prime minister after Labour gained over 200 new parliamentary seats across the UK — taking at least 412 seats, a long way past the 326 needed for a majority. Pro-Palestinian activist, independent Andrew Feinstein, came in second place in that seat with 7,312 votes.

Written by Hammer Bureau