Labour landslide ushers in new hope for improved UK-EU relations

In the wake of Labour’s landslide victory, Best for Britain looks forward to working with the new Government to improve UK-EU relations

With all 650 seats declared, Keir Starmer has taken office as the new prime minister with a large majority. In total 412 Labour MPs were elected, while the Conservative party crumbled, returning the lowest number of MPs in party history at 121. 

Elsewhere, the Lib Dems once again became the third largest party with a record 72 MPs, while the SNP were reduced to single figures with only 9. Both the Greens and Plaid Cymru returned 4 MPs each, and Reform UK Party Ltd 5. The 23 remaining seats were won by other parties, all in Northern Ireland, and independent candidates. 

Having helped to secure a new Government, Best for Britain's focus is now to work with the new Government to help fix the problems that Britain faces after Brexit, and improve the UK’s relationship with the EU. 

Specifically, Best for Britain is campaigning for the 114 recommendations published by the cross party UK Trade and Business Commission last year which were informed by more than 80 hrs of live testimony featuring 234 witnesses and written evidence from more than 200 organisations. 

 Naomi Smith, CEO of Best for Britain said,

With a new Labour Government, comes new hope for improving the UK’s relationship with our European neighbours.

Tactical voting was always a short-term tactic, but the goal remains fixing the problems Britain faces after Brexit, and we look forward to working with the new Government to achieve this, to create a more compassionate, global Britain.”