BBC: Opposition Labour Party set for landslide victory in UK general election

The BBC says the UK's largest opposition Labour Party is expected to secure a landslide victory in the general election, ousting the Conservatives from power for the first time in 14 years.

The British public broadcaster released its projections based on exit polls after voting ended on Thursday night.

It says the Labour Party is expected to win 410 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons.

That would far exceed a majority and nearly double the party's pre-election level of 206 seats.

The BBC says the ruling Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, is predicted to acquire only 131 seats. That would be roughly one-third of its pre-election total of 345 seats.

Official vote-counting will begin across the country shortly. Preliminary results are expected as early as Friday morning.