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Out of the frying pan into the fire (with the gas on full-blast): One party state latest – Cult-owned Sunak trounced by Cult-owned to his fingertips Starmer

Rishi Sunak is facing mounting Tory unrest today after a disastrous election night saw the party put to the sword in the Blackpool South by-election – and suffering a bloodbath on councils.

The PM is hunkering down for a grim day as results continue to flow in, with experts warning the Conservatives are on track for their worst showing in 40 years.

Labour’s Chris Webb secured a massive 26 per cent swing in Blackpool South to become the newest MP in the Commons – and in a particularly alarming sign the Tory candidate barely managed to push Reform into third place, by just 117 votes. Visiting the constituency this morning flanked by Angela Rayner, Keir Starmer said voters wanted to ‘turn the page’ on the government.

It was the seventh parliamentary seat the Tories have lost in a by-election since Mr Sunak became PM in October 2022 – underlining that Sir Keir looks to be on track for Downing Street.

As English councils started to declare, Labour also claimed a ‘truly historic result’ to take Rushmoor – the home of the British Army – from the Tories and end nearly a quarter-of-a century of Conservative control.

Sir Keir also saw wins in Hartlepool and made other gains in key general election battlegrounds Thurrock and Redditch as they enjoyed early success.

The Tories lost control of North East Lincolnshire as Mr Sunak witnessed a dire set of results begin to unfold.

In one bright spot, the party has managed to hold on to control of Harlow – which local MP Robert Halfon described as ‘the biggest comeback since Lazarus’.

Labour also suffered woes of their own in Oldham, where the party lost overall control after independents picked up seats in an apparent backlash over the Gaza war.

However, polling guru Professor John Curtice said the Tories could be on track to lose 500 councillors and critics are already stepping up calls for Mr Sunak to go.

Following the declaration of the Blackpool South result just before 5am, Sir Keir reiterated his demand for Mr Sunak to call a general election.

The Labour leader said: ‘This seismic win in Blackpool South is the most important result today.

‘This is the one contest where voters had the chance to send a message to Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives directly, and that message is an overwhelming vote for change.

‘The swing towards the Labour Party in Blackpool South is truly historic and shows that we are firmly back in the service of working people.

He added: ‘The message to Rishi Sunak is clear. It’s time for change, it’s time for a general election.’

Mr Webb scooped 10,825 votes to secure a 7,607-vote majority. The Tories won 3,218 votes, just 117 votes ahead of third-placed Reform UK.

The 26.33 per cent swing was the third biggest from the Conservatives to Labour at a by-election since the Second World War.

The Tories said the Blackpool South by-election was ‘always going to be difficult’ given the ‘specific circumstances’ surrounding former MP Scott Benton.

A party spokesman said: ‘This was a tough fight and David Jones was an excellent candidate who campaigned hard for every single vote.

‘This was always going to be difficult election given the specific circumstances related to the previous incumbent.

‘What has been clear is that a vote for Reform is a vote for Sir Keir Starmer – taking us right back to square one.’

The Blackpool South outcome added to a night of turmoil for the Conservatives, as they also suffered dismal results in local elections across the country.

Read More: Local elections 2024: Tories ‘face worst results in 40 years’ while Starmer gloats of ‘seismic’ Red Wall win

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