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Exit poll: Labour to win landslide in general election

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London: Labour has won a landslide victory in the general election, ending 14 years of Conservative rule, the exit poll suggests.

Sir Keir Starmer’s party looks set to secure the win with an estimated 410 seats – equating to an overall majority of 170 – according to the poll by Ipsos UK for Sky News/BBC/ITV News.

This is compared to the Conservatives, who are projected to win just 131 seats, compared to 365 in the 2019 vote.

Some of the party’s most senior figures are also expected to lose their seats, including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer.

Labour’s national campaign coordinator Pat McFadden was reserved in his result to the poll, saying it would be “a long night and… several hours until we know the full picture”.

But he said Sir Keir’s “transformation of the Labour Party has been remarkable”, adding: “Britain’s future was on the ballot at this election. And, if we are successful tonight, Labour will get to work immediately with our first steps for change.”

Former leader of the Scottish Tories, Ruth Davidson, also told Sky News the result was a “massacre” for her party.

The poll suggests that while Labour have likely secured their anticipated landslide victory, more than doubling their result of 203 from five years ago, they may have fallen just short of the 179-seat majority Tony Blair won in 1997.

However, they may achieve the landslide on a smaller share of the vote than what Jeremy Corbyn secured in 2017.

Meanwhile, both the Conservative share of the vote and their seat tally could be the lowest in the party’s history, falling below the 156 won in 1906.