Keir Starmer, leader of Britain’s Labour party, reacts as he speaks at a reception to celebrate his win in the election, at Tate Modern, in London, Britain, July 5, 2024. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

While some votes are still to be counted, it is clear Labour have made history and completed one of the largest reversals of political fortune in the modern British political era.

As laid out in our post-election newsletter this morning, the journey from Labour’s historic low point at the 2019 election, where they won just 202 seats in their worst performance since 1935, to today’s result, which will see them sweep into office with a significant majority, is almost inconceivable in electoral terms. It is the product of both Labour’s successes in opposition but also the systematic collapse of the Conservative party in government, that began under former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and has been completed under now former Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.

Labour will now set its sights on quickly getting its feet under the table of Government by confirming Cabinet positions over the weekend, getting under the hood of the government books, and establishing a programme of announcements before the summer recess.

Many eyes will be on what Labour plans to do with DHLUC – how it will operate, who will be the responsible Secretary of State, and its role in delivering 1.5 million homes over the next five years. Many eyes will also be on the Conservative Party in the coming months, looking to see how it finds a way to not further marginalise themselves with the rise of alternative parties.

Later today we’ll release our London borough analysis which takes a deep, hyperlocal dive into the core changes recorded across the Capital overnight and the likely impact these changes will have on the built environment, as well as ahead of the 2026 local elections.

To make sure you don’t miss out on this deep dive, or if you would like to receive this morning’s post-election newsletter, please get in touch with us at: politicalinsights@kandaconsulting.co.uk

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