On 5 July 2024, the Labour Party won a landslide victory in the U.K.’s snap elections called by former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, securing over 410 of the 650 seats in parliament to form a majority government. Sunak’s ruling Conservative Party came in second with 118 seats, while the center-left Liberal Democrats placed third with 70 seats. Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, is now the U.K.’s new prime minister and the country’s first Labour prime minister in 14 years. No election-related protests or violence were reported.