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Poll poll: Labor on course for big win in UK general election

Poll poll: Labor on course for big win in UK general election

Thursday's election in Great Britain appears to be in line with previous opinion polls, which have shown a clear lead for Labour.

The first figures from the polls show that Keir Starmer's Labor Party has won a clear majority in the election.

The conservative Tories, under party leader Rishi Sunak, are taking 131 seats, according to the first polling station count, the party's worst election result since the 19th century.

In the House of Commons, the right-wing populist Reform Party wins 13 seats, while the Liberal Democrats gain more than 50 seats, meaning the party has won more members than it has in more than 100 years, writes party leader Ed Davey. BBC.

Election results are expected to be announced on Friday morning.

If the results of the first poll go through, it will end 14 years of conservative Tory rule. Keir Starmer will take over as British Prime Minister instead. Starmer, a lawyer, took over as Labor leader in 2020 after Jeremy Corbyn resigned.

In a post XThe Labor leader thanked British voters for voting for the party shortly after the first poll's results were released.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unexpectedly called for an election on May 22. As the gates of heaven opened, a damp sunken outside 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's home in London, announced that it was time for Britain to “choose its future”.

– The choice is between building on the progress we've already made and going back to square one, with no plan or security. “I want to do the right thing, not the easy thing,” Sunak said.

Rishi Sunak goes to vote in the Yorkshire village of Kirby Sixton with his wife Akshata Murthy.

Parliamentary elections cannot be held after January 2025, when 49 million people are eligible to vote. Guardian.

Seats in the British House of Commons are not allocated proportionally to each party's number of votes – instead, a seat is allocated to the candidate with the most votes in each constituency.

So a party can get a majority in Parliament without getting half the votes nationally. Similarly, a small party can be defeated even if it gets many votes.

The Tories have been in power in the UK since 2010. The party won the last election in 2019 with Boris Johnson as its leader. Liz Truss was in office for less than two months before Rishi Sunak took over in October 2022.

Elections in Great Britain.

● In the July 4 election for the British House of Commons, 650 seats are at stake. A majority in the lower house appoints the country's government.

● The British electoral system is majority voting in single-member constituencies – the candidate who receives the most votes in a constituency wins the constituency's single seat. He or she does not need to have a majority of votes in the constituency, the maximum number of votes is sufficient.

● Due to the structure, it is difficult to predict what Parliament will look like. A party that gets 30 percent of the national vote can get 55 percent of the vote. A recipient of 20 percent may have no mandate at all.

● 326 mandates are required for own majority in Parliament. Opinion polls suggest that Labor will achieve this by a comfortable margin of 400 to 480 seats.

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