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Labour wins by a landslide

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Where to start with an historic election night. Keir Starmer has got his 1997 moment, winning an enormous majority.

Elsewhere, eleven cabinet ministers have lost their seats, including: Grant Shapps, Gillian Keegan and Penny Mordaunt. Former prime minister Liz Truss has lost her seat, as have senior Tories Jacob Rees-Mogg and Miriam Cates. The Lib Dems have made massive gains, the SNP were decimated in Scotland and Nigel Farage is the MP for Clacton. 

But it’s not a clean sweep for Labour. Two Labour frontbenchers have lost their seats and Starmer will enter government on a vote share of 35 per cent, the lowest of any postwar governing party. Will this hinder him in government? And is this landslide down to the Farage effect? 

James Heale speaks to Fraser Nelson and Katy Balls. 

Produced by Natasha Feroze and Oscar Edmondson.

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