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General election results will no longer be officially announced today due to last minute issue

General election results will no longer be officially announced today due to last minute issue

Despite a Labour sweep, there'll be no final result today for the UK general election

The general election results will no longer be officially announced today (5 July) due to a last minute issue.

Yep, although Labour has had an absolutely mega sweep of the seats across the UK, there won't be a final result this Friday.

However, whether it's official or not, Labour have essentially won the general election with Sir Keir Starmer set to become our new prime minister.

That wasn't exactly the biggest surprise for many as the party were the clear and obvious frontrunners. While all the sets haven't yet been called, it's clear the Tories have been totally defeated with Labour sweeping up much of its majority.

Keir Starmer is set to be the new prime minister. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Keir Starmer is set to be the new prime minister. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

However, the delay on officially announcing this is all due to a count in the Highlands restarting tomorrow morning.

Speaking after Labour's clear majority of seats, Starmer said 'we did it' and claimed that this morning we would all be waking up to a 'sunlight of hope'.

Our new prime minister to be said: "You campaigned for it, you fought for it, you voted for it, and now it has arrived: change begins now.

“It feels good, I have to be honest. Four and a half years of work changing the party, this is is what it is for: a changed Labour Party ready to serve our country, ready to restore Britain to the service of working people.

A big L for Sunak. (PA)
A big L for Sunak. (PA)

“And across our country, people will be waking up to the news, relief that a weight has been lifted, a burden finally removed from the shoulders of this great nation.

“And now we can look forward, walk into the morning, the sunlight of hope, pale at first but getting stronger through the day, shining once again, on a country with the opportunity after 14 years to get its future back.”

While the results are yet to be officially announced, Sunak is prepping to give his speech outside No.10 Downing Street as the outgoing prime minister.

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Topics: Politics, UK News, Keir Starmer