As-it-happened: Starmer's Labour sweeps to power as SNP and Tories suffer huge losses

Keir Starmer is the new prime minister of the UK with a huge majority as the vote share for the SNP and Tories collapses.

Key Points
  • Sir Keir Starmer said: ‘The work of change begins immediately, but have no doubt, we will rebuild Britain.’
  • No final result in the UK General Election on Friday after multiple recounts failed to verify the votes in a seat in the Highlands
  • ‘We did it’: Keir Starmer will become the next prime minister as Labour sweeps to power with huge majority
  • SNP suffers huge losses in Scotland as a resurgent Labour takes dozens of Scottish seats
  • Tories in catastrophic defeat as several Cabinet ministers lose their seat and the party is reduced by two-thirds
  • Nigel Farage among Reform UK candidates elected

Keir Starmer is the new UK prime minister as Labour trounces the Tories and the SNP to return a huge majority in the House of Commons.

The SNP is set to be reduced to fewer than 10 seats – down from 48 in 2019 – as John Swinney pledges “soul searching” over “very poor” results.

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