UK Elections Results Latest Updates: If the exit poll prediction on Thursday is any right, Britain’s next Prime Minister will be Labour Party’s Keir Starmer. As per the poll forecast cited by Associated Press, voters have punished the governing Conservatives after 14 years of economic and political upheaval as the Labour is projected to secure around 410 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons, while the Conservatives are expected to win 131 seats.

In Britain, voters use paper ballots, marking their choices with a pencil, and the votes are then counted manually. The final results are expected by Friday morning.

Reform UK, a new anti-immigration party, has won its first seat in the general election. Lee Anderson, who used to be a Conservative deputy chairman but switched to Reform a few months ago, kept his seat in Ashfield, central England, with 43% of the vote, reported news agency AP.

The UK’s ruling Conservative Party has lost its first seat in the general election. As per AP, Robert Buckland, a former justice minister, was defeated in Swindon South, central England, with his vote share dropping by 25% compared to the last election in 2019.

According to AP, UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps, a prominent Conservative Party member, has been defeated in the general election. Shapps lost the Welwyn Hatfield seat, located north of London, to his Labour Party opponent Andrew Lewin by nearly 4,000 votes or 8 percentage points. At 55, Shapps is the highest-ranking Cabinet minister to lose his seat so far.

Labour leader Keir Starmer is running from London seat, Holborn and St. Pancras seat.

Labour is expected to win around 410 out of 650 seats in the House of Commons, while the Conservatives are projected to get only 131 seats, according to exit polls. This would be the lowest number of seats the Conservatives have had in almost 200 years, leaving the party in chaos.

Thousands of election workers are counting millions of ballots at centers nationwide, as the Conservatives grapple with a historic defeat that has left the party in turmoil and is expected to trigger a leadership contest to replace Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Polling stations closed at 10 pm local time (2100 GMT) on Thursday, and an exit poll indicated that Keir Starmer’s left-leaning Labour Party is on track to win a large majority.

The UK has 67 million residents, and 46 million were registered to vote in the 2019 general election. The voter turnout at that time was 67%.

The centre-left Labour Party is on track for a significant victory in Britain’s general election, according to a detailed exit poll. This result ends the Conservative Party’s 14-year rule and puts Labour leader Keir Starmer on the path to becoming the next prime minister.

As per reports, Sunak’s decision to leave D-Day commemorative events in France early for a TV interview upset veterans and even prompted criticism from within his own party, questioning his political judgment.