Sir Keir Starmer smiling during an interview on 30th May 2024.

Prime Minister Elect Keir Starmer Breaks Silence After Landslide UK Election Victory

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By Afouda Bamidele on July 5, 2024 at 9:05 AM EDT
Updated on July 5, 2024 at 9:32 AM EDT

There is a new Prime Minister in the United Kingdom, and his name is Sir Keir Starmer!

The British politician led the Labour Party to a landslide victory in the 2024 UK elections, receiving heartfelt cheers and congratulations during his first speech. He assured voters they made the right choice and pledged to make necessary changes.

Sir Keir Starmer's victory marks the end of the Conservative Party's 14-year reign.

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Sir Keir Starmer Celebrates Prime Minister Win: 'We Did It!'

Sir Kier Starmer, leader of the Labour Party in Parliament.

Following his victory, Starmer addressed the nation for the first time as the incoming Prime Minister in an impassioned speech. He was warmly welcomed by UK fans with loud cheers, applause, and screams of joy, as seen in a video posted on X.

"Thank you so much for that reception. What an amazing reception. We did it! You campaigned for it. You fought for it. You voted for it, and now it has arrived. Change begins now," Starmer declared amid the crowd's cheers, adding:

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

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Starmer noted that people would wake up to the news of his victory "relieved that a weight has been lifted. A burden finally removed from the shoulders of this great nation." He noted that citizens could finally embrace each day with hope, knowing change had finally arrived. 

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Starmer Says The Nation Regained Its Future After 14 Years

The new Prime Minister didn't shy away from bashing the Conservative Party's long reign, saying hope was "shining once again on a country with the opportunity after 14 years to get its future back." He continued:

"And I want to thank each and every one of you here for campaigning so hard for change and not just in this campaign either. Also, for these four and a half years changing our party."

"The labor mark movement is always everything's achieved, past and future, down to the efforts of its people. So, thank you truly. You have changed our country," Starmer said to voters, promising to fulfill their wishes for a new Britain.

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The Labour Party Leader Vows To Bring Forth A 'National Renewal'

Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer during an interview with Kate McCann for Times Radio today at the Labour Party HQ.

The video's conclusion captured Starmer's passionate vow to ensure change is enforced during his reign. He stressed that his goal comes with "great responsibility" but noted his willingness to work with citizens to achieve a brighter future.

"Our task is nothing less than renewing the ideas that hold this country together. A national renewal," Starmer declared, stating that no matter who or where in life a person was, they should be given a fair chance as long as they played by the rules.

"It should always respect your contribution, and we have to restore that," the politician concluded. CNN shared more details about his speech, noting he promised his government would try to "defy, quietly, those who have written our country off."

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Sir Keir Starmer Wants The Four Nations To Work Together

Sir Keir Starmer is seen in Westminster as he appears on Nick Ferrari show. 05 Jan 2024 Pictured: January 5, 2024, London, England, United Kingdom: Labour leader KEIR STARMER is seen in Westminster as he appears on Nick Ferrari show

In his speech, Starmer opened up about his goal to unite the country and stressed that the four nations of the United Kingdom need to work together. He noted they would confront “the challenges of an insecure world, committed to a calm and patient rebuilding.” 

"With respect and humility, I invite you all to join this government of service in a mission of national renewal. Our work is urgent, and we begin it today," the 61-year-old said. As stated, he assumed the role of Prime Minister after a landslide victory against the Conservative Party.

The Conservative Party reportedly suffered its worst defeat ever, losing more than 250 seats. The outgoing Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, pledged to resign as party leader, while several cabinet ministers lost their positions.

President Joe Biden Falls Behind Polls After Subpar Debate Performance

Joe Biden Visits Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

While the UK celebrates its newest Prime Minister, across the Atlantic in the United States of America, things are not looking good for President Joe Biden.

The 81-year-old has fallen behind in the ongoing presidential race, with his biggest competitor, Donald Trump, leading the polls.

Biden's numbers significantly declined after his underwhelming debate performance reportedly sparked concerns about his age. Many seemed to believe he was too old to lead the country, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College.

Trump currently leads Biden by 49% to 43% among likely voters nationally. This is the largest lead the former president has recorded in a Times/Siena poll since 2015.

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Meanwhile, 74% of voters view Biden as too old for the job, a significant increase since the tragic debate night, per The New York Times.

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