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UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Sunak, Starmer, Farage Cast Votes As Millions In Britain Await Next PM – News18

UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Sunak, Starmer, Farage Cast Votes As Millions In Britain Await Next PM – News18

  • July 04, 2024
    16:54 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Green Party Co-Leader Carla Denyer Casts Her Vote

    Carla Denyer, co-leader of the Green Party, posed for a photo outside a polling station in Bristol after casting her vote.

    “No need to guess who I voted for. The energy in Bristol today is electric! On the short walk to the polling station, I met 8 Green volunteers and heard ‘well done’ and ‘I voted for you’ from voters. Thank you, everyone, and remember to bring ID to vote,” she said in a post on X.

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Green Party Co-Leader Carla Denyer Casts Her Vote
  • July 04, 2024
    16:40 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Ex-Labour Leader Corbyn, Now An Independent, Votes In North London

    Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is running for reelection as an independent, has voted in his north London district.

    Corbyn posted a photo of himself on X outside a polling station with his right thumb up, saying: “Just voted for the independent candidate in Islington North. I heard he’s alright.”

    Corbyn, a socialist who has won his seat for Labour at every general election since 1983, was suspended from the party and barred from running by Labour after his leadership faced antisemitism allegations.

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Ex-Labour Leader Corbyn, Now An Independent, Votes In North London
  • July 04, 2024
    16:12 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Nigel Farage Votes, Joins #DogsAtPollingStations Trend

    Reform UK leader Nigel Farage arrived at a polling station to cast his vote, participating in the trending hashtag #DogsAtPollingStations.

    Dogs adorned with bows, rosettes, and colorful leads have been spotted as voters turn out for the General Election, UK-based Sun newspaper reported.

     UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Nigel Farage Votes, Joins #DogsAtPollingStations Trend
    Britain’s Reform UK Party Leader Nigel Farage eats an ice cream, on the day of the general election, in Clacton-on-Sea, Britain, July 4, 2024. REUTERS
  • July 04, 2024
    16:01 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: All Sizes Of Dogs Welcome At Polling Stations Across The Country

    All dogs, regardless of their size, were welcomed at polling stations across the UK on Thursday.

     

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: All Sizes Of Dogs Welcome At Polling Stations Across The Country
    People walk outside a polling station with a dog, during the general election in Cooksbridge Village.
    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: All Sizes Of Dogs Welcome At Polling Stations Across The Country
    A woman with a dog walks outside a polling station during the general election in Clacton-on-Sea.
    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: All Sizes Of Dogs Welcome At Polling Stations Across The Country
    A dog waits outside a polling station during the general election in London.

    Credit: Reuters

  • July 04, 2024
    15:53 IST

    UK Elections LIVE: Who Is Keir Starmer, The Labour Leader Who Could Be Britain’s Next PM?

    Labour leader Keir Starmer is a former human rights lawyer turned-state prosecutor whose ruthless ambition and formidable work ethic look set to propel him to Britain’s highest political office.

    The 61-year-old, named after Labour’s founding father Keir Hardie, is the centre-left opposition party’s most working-class leader in decades.

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    UK Elections LIVE: Who Is Keir Starmer, The Labour Leader Who Could Be Britain’s Next PM?
    Britain’s main opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer visits Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in Kingsbury, north London. (Image: AFP)
  • July 04, 2024
    15:36 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Scottish Labour Leader Casts His Vote

    Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar cast his vote on Thursday morning. He was seen leaving the polling station at Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow with his wife Furheen and their son Aliyan, according to BBC.

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Scottish Labour Leader Casts His Vote
    British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar attend a Labour general election campaign event, at Caledonia Gladiators Stadium in East Kilbride, Scotland, Britain July 3, 2024. REUTERS
  • July 04, 2024
    15:17 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Keir Starmer Says ‘Today, Britain’s Future Is On The Ballot’

  • July 04, 2024
    15:03 IST

    UK Elections LIVE: British Tennis Star Raducanu Unaware Of Polls Amid Wimbledon Success

    British tennis star Emma Raducanu, focused on Wimbledon, expressed surprise when informed about the upcoming general election, UK’s Sky News reported.

    After her victory over Elise Mertens, she admitted not knowing the election was the next day, planning to rest and practice instead. Fellow player Katie Boulter also prioritized tennis over voting, while Raducanu, a US Open champion, continues her Wimbledon journey as a wildcard entry.

     

    UK Elections LIVE: British Tennis Star Raducanu Unaware Of Polls Amid Wimbledon Success
    Emma Raducanu. (X)
  • July 04, 2024
    14:53 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie Casts Vote in Northern Ireland

    Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie has voted at Seagoe Primary School in Portadown in Northern Ireland.

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie Casts Vote in Northern Ireland
    Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie speaks to media at the Stormont Parliament Buildings on the day Northern Ireland lawmakers elect the Irish First Minister, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, February 3, 2024. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
  • July 04, 2024
    14:38 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Labour’s Starmer At Polling Station In North London

    Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer arrived at Willingham Tenants Hall in Kentish Town, north London, to cast his vote with his wife Victoria.

     

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Labour's Starmer At Polling Station In North London
    Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria Starmer walk outside a polling station during the general election in London, Britain, July 4, 2024. REUTERS/Claudia Greco
  • July 04, 2024
    14:24 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Larry The Cat Poised To Welcome Britain’s Next Prime Minister

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Larry The Cat Poised To Welcome Britain’s Next Prime Minister
    Downing Street’s resident cat remains at Number 10, waiting to welcome the winner of the British General Election. After more than a decade as ‘Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office’, Larry the cat’s tenure has endured longer than most recent British Prime Ministers. (AP)
  • July 04, 2024
    14:13 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Rishi Sunak Urges Conservative Vote to Block Labour Supermajority

    “The polls are open. Vote Conservative to stop the Labour supermajority which would mean higher taxes for a generation,” Rishi Sunak said in a post on X.

  • July 04, 2024
    14:05 IST

    Who Won What In The Last UK General Elections In 2019?

    At the last general election, held on December 12, 2019, Boris Johnson’s Conservatives were runaway winners with 365 seats, with Labour on 202.

    The Scottish National Party won 48, followed by the Liberal Democrats on 11. Northern Ireland’s pro-UK Democratic Unionist Party secured eight seats, with Sinn Fein on seven, and Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru on four.

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  • July 04, 2024
    13:59 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: See Polling Stations Across The Country

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: See Polling Stations Across The Country
    A worker prepares to deliver election ballot boxes in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain July 3, 2024. REUTERS
    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: See Polling Stations Across The Country
    A person runs past a polling station shortly before the polls open and voting begins in the UK general election in London, Britain, July 4, 2024. REUTERS
    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: See Polling Stations Across The Country
    The presiding officer fixes the polling station sign outside a polling station during the general election in Burrelton, Scotland, Britain, July 4, 2024. REUTERS

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: See Polling Stations Across The Country

     

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty, walk outside a polling station during the general election in Northallerton, Britain, July 4, 2024. REUTERS

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: See Polling Stations Across The Country
    Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) John Swinney stands outside a polling station during the general election in Burrelton, Scotland, Britain, July 4. REUTERS
  • July 04, 2024
    13:50 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Why Is There No Political News Today In The Country?

    UK broadcasters are abiding by stringent rules today, refraining from political news until polls close at 10 pm (2.30 am IST).

    This blackout aims to prevent influencing voters’ decisions, adhering to Ofcom regulations that mandate ceasing all election-related discussions and poll result publications after polls opened at 7 am (11.30 am IST).

  • July 04, 2024
    13:40 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Scotland’s First Minister John Swinney Casts Vote at Burrelton Village Hall

    Scottish First Minister and SNP leader John Swinney has just cast his vote at Burrelton Village Hall in the village of Burrelton in Blairgowrie.

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE: Scotland's First Minister John Swinney Casts Vote at Burrelton Village Hall
    Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) John Swinney waves next to his son Matthew outside a polling station during the general election in Burrelton, Scotland, Britain, July 4, 2024. REUTERS
  • July 04, 2024
    13:34 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Why Are Conservatives Under Pressure In This Election?

    The Conservatives have faced one challenge after another since they took power in 2010. First, there was the fallout from the global financial crisis, which swelled Britain’s debt and caused the Tories to impose years of austerity to balance the budget.

    They then led Britain out of the European Union, battled one of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in western Europe, and saw inflation soar after Russia invaded Ukraine.

    Regardless of the circumstances, many voters blame the Conservatives for the litany of problems facing Britain, from sewage spills and unreliable train service to the cost-of-living crisis, crime and the influx of migrants crossing the English Channel on inflatable boats.

  • July 04, 2024
    13:26 IST

    UK Election LIVE: What’s The Tradition Of Joke Candidates – Do They Bring Laughter Or Lessons?

    The tradition of joke candidates in UK elections has long provided a colourful commentary on the country’s political landscape. Originating in the 1970s, these candidates often emerge as a satirical response to the perceived disconnect between political elites and the general public.

    This tradition continues to thrive, with the upcoming UK elections featuring an eclectic mix of candidates, including those from the Monster Raving Loony Party and Count Binface, according to the BBC. At least 29 joke candidates are running in the polls this time around.

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  • July 04, 2024
    13:16 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Rishi Sunak Votes In His Yorkshire Constituency | Picture

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: Rishi Sunak Votes In His Yorkshire Constituency | Picture
    Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty walk to a polling station to vote near Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, Thursday, July 4, 2024. (AP)
  • July 04, 2024
    13:09 IST

    UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: The Monarch’s Role in UK Politics

    Britain’s King Charles III will play a pivotal role post-election, nominating the leader of the largest party in parliament as prime minister.

    In a monarchy, a king or queen is Head of State. The British Monarchy is known as a constitutional monarchy. This means that, while The Sovereign is Head of State, the ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament.

    Although The Sovereign no longer has a political or executive role, he or she continues to play an important part in the life of the nation. As Head of State, The Monarch undertakes constitutional and representational duties which have developed over one thousand years of history.

     

     UK Elections 2024 LIVE Updates: The Monarch's Role in UK Politics
    The Sunday Times Rich List showed Britain’s King Charles’ fortunes grew slower than his Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s, as per the Sunday Times Rich List. (Image: Reuters)