Rishi Sunak was spotted jetting off from a North East airport after a landslide defeat for the Conservative Party. 

Mr Sunak, who managed to keep his seat in the Northallerton and Richmond constituency, couldn't stop a Tory collapse, as they slumped to one of their worst election defeats of all time. 

In the aftermath of the election performance, Mr Sunak was seen leaving Teesside Airport in a jet and landing down at RAF Northolt, near London, around an hour later. 

Mr Sunak gained 23,059 votes in Northallerton and Richmond - beating second-placed Labour candidate Ian Wilson, and third-placed Reform candidate, Lee Taylor.

Following the result, he said the British people had delivered a “sobering verdict” on his party.

Mr Sunak also added it had been a “difficult night” and that the Labour party had won the General Election.

Rishi Sunak, his wife and their security and entourage left the election count as soon as he had finished making a speech after the result was declared.

Following the result, Mr Sunak said: “On this difficult night, I’d like to express my gratitude to the people of the Richmond and Northallerton constituency for your continued support.”

He added: “The Labour Party has won this General Election, and I’ve called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory. Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country’s stability and future.

“The British people have delivered a sobering verdict tonight, there is much to learn… and I take responsibility for the loss. To the many good, hard-working Conservative candidates who lost tonight, despite their tireless efforts, their local records and delivery, and their dedication to their communities. I am sorry.”

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Labour won the election after reaching the required 326 seats.

In his victory speech, Sir Keir Starmer said: “Our task is nothing less than renewing the ideals that hold this country together.”

Sir Keir Starmer said the UK was waking up this morning to “the sunlight of hope”, which was “shining once again on a country with the opportunity after 14 years to get its future back”.

Sir Keir Starmer added that “we did it” at a victory party as General Election results pointed to a Labour landslide, adding “change begins now”.