UK polls: Rishi Sunak says 'I take responsibility' for election defeat

Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner with goodwill on all sides, said Sunak.
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrives at Northallerton Leisure Centre in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, for the count for the Richmond and Northallerton constituency in the 2024 General Election, Friday July 5, 2024.
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrives at Northallerton Leisure Centre in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, for the count for the Richmond and Northallerton constituency in the 2024 General Election, Friday July 5, 2024.Photo | AP

British leader Rishi Sunak conceded defeat Friday to Keir Starmer's main opposition Labour party in the UK general election, saying, "I take responsibility for the loss".

"Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner with goodwill on all sides," said Sunak, as his Conservative party appeared heading for historic defeat to Labour.

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