I take responsibility, says Sunak on party’s loss

Rishi Sunak, outgoing prime minister of the UK, has apologised to the Conservative Party after Labour won the general election by a landslide.


Sunak conceded defeat as the networks called the election for Keir Starmer of the Labour Party — who had reached the required 326 parliamentary seats.


The Conservative Party candidate retained his seat in Richmond & Northallerton however.


“Britain has delivered a sobering verdict. On this difficult night, I’d like to express my gratitude to the people of Richmond and Northallerton constituency for your continued support,” Sunak said.


 “Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country’s stability and future.


“There is much to learn… and I take responsibility for the loss.”


The outcome of the election ends 14 years of Conservative government, in which time five different prime ministers ran the country.


Sunak was appointed prime minister on October 25, 2022, becoming the first British Asian and the first Hindu to assume the office.


At 42, Sunak became the youngest prime minister since Robert Jenkinson.