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    Rishi Sunak concedes UK election defeat, says Labour has won

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    The Hawk
    July5/ 2024
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    "The Labour Party has won this general election, and I have called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory," Sunak announced after retaining his parliamentary seat in northern England.

    Keir Starmer seen in the foreground as Rishi Sunak looks on in the background

    London: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded defeat in the national election on Friday, saying the opposition Labour Party had won.

    "The Labour Party has won this general election and I have called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory," Sunak said after winning his parliamentary seat in northern England.

    "Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country's stability and future."

    —Reuters