Labour wins UK election, Starmer becomes Prime Minister. France defeats Le Pen

The Guardian July 10, 2024, 06:00 PM UTC

Summary: Keir Starmer's Labour Party wins UK election with 412 seats on 34% of the vote and 60% turnout, ending 14 years of Conservative rule. France pushes far-right party to third place. Guardian Weekly covers Starmer's journey to No 10, Liberal Democrats' success, and reasons for anti-Tory sentiment. Also featured: dancing benefits, laughing gas history, Biden's media coverage, AI in TV production. Contact editorial.feedback@theguardian.com for feedback.

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  1. [2.0]
    Labour criticized for overspending on scrapped Rwanda asylum plan (Express)
    2d
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  2. [2.8]
    Blair advises Starmer on immigration control against far right (The Guardian)
    6d
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  3. [2.1]
    Blair warns Starmer: People want immigration controls (The Telegraph)
    6d
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  4. [3.9]
    UK PM Keir Starmer aims to fix immigration issues (POLITICO Europe)
    7d
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  5. [4.2]
    Starmer cancels Rwanda deportation plan for UK asylum seekers (CNBC)
    8d
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  6. [2.4]
    Reynolds doesn't rule out Blair-backed digital ID cards (The Telegraph)
    8d
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  7. [4.0]
    Keir Starmer vows change after UK election landslide (DAWN.com)
    8d
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  8. [1.8]
    Starmer appoints Blair and Brown era figures to Government (The Telegraph)
    8d
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  9. [3.0]
    Blair warns to control borders against Reform UK threat (The Telegraph)
    9d
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  10. [3.2]
    Starmer appoints non-political experts as ministers for diverse talent (The Guardian)
    9d
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  11. [1.9]
    Tony Blair advises Keir Starmer via text on governance transition (The Independent)
    9d
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  12. [3.0]
    Keir Starmer becomes UK Prime Minister after Labour's victory (The Hill)
    9d
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