Jon Pearce Wins in High Peak for Labour in historic UK General Election

Jon Pearce, the Labour candidate, has won the High Peak constituency in the UK General Election with 22,533 votes (45.8% share of the vote). Turnout in the High was 66%.

The full results for the High Peak:

Labour: Jon Pearce 22,533

Conservative: Robert Largan 14,615

Reform UK: Catherine Cullin 6,959

Green: Joanna Collins 3,382

Liberal Democrat: Peter Hirst 1,707

This win overturns the narrow victory of former MP and Conservative candidate Robert Largan, who had won the seat by just 540 votes in the 2019 General Election.

5am update:

Nationally, Labour have officially won the general election with a landslide victory, marking this historic win similar to that of Tony Blair in 1997.

In his first victory speech speech at 5.05am Sir Kier Starmer addresses voters and said, “thank you truly – you have changed our country”.

He adds that the task of a Labour government is “nothing less than renewing the ideas hat hold our country together”.

“We have to return politics to public service,” he goes on, adding his government will “show it can be a force for good”.

Labour needed 326 seats to secure a win and they are currently on 412. There are two seats left to be declared.

The Conservative Party has seen a devastating defeat, with key Tory figures losing their seats including Penny Mordant (previously Leader of the Commons) in Portsmouth North and (previously Defence Secretary) Grant Shapps in Welwyn Hatfield. Gillian Keegan (previously Education Secretary) loses in Chichester to the Lib Dems and Jacob-Rees-Mogg loses North East Somerset and Hanham.

News just in: Former Prime Minister Liz Truss, was announced at 6.50am as losing her seat in Norfolk South West.

Nigel Farage has won a UK parliamentary seat at his eighth attempt and hailed the prospect of a “huge” General Election result for Reform UK.

This election marks a significant shift in the UK political landscape, with Labour’s historic win reshaping the future of British politics and Sir Kier Starmer becoming the UK’s Prime Minister.

Outgoing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak held on to his own seat in Richmond (Yorks).

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