What’s Next For The U.K. After Labour Hands Tories Worst Defeat In Nearly 200 Years?

What’s Next For The U.K. After Labour Hands Tories Worst Defeat In Nearly 200 Years?


While most Americans were watching fireworks last Thursday evening, Britain was undergoing some political fireworks of its own. As predicted, the Labour Party won a large victory in the July 4 general election, with party leader Keir Starmer becoming prime minister on Friday.

For both of Britain’s major political parties — the victorious Labour and the defeated Tories — the election outcome brings challenges. In a fragmented political environment, maintaining (or, in the Tories’ case, regaining) party unity will remain a constant struggle.

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Paradoxically, Labour’s thumping victory could give Starmer headaches. With 412 members of parliament (MP) in the House of Commons, which only requires 326 for a majority, the new prime minister will face demands from his backbenchers to move

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