June 9, 2017 / 8:16 PM / 9 months ago

In final result of UK election, Labour gain Kensington from Conservatives

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party overturned a large majority to win the seat of Kensington in west London from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives on Friday, the final of 650 seats to declare its result.

A sign marking a polling station is seen in Kensington, London, Britain June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Labour was declared the winner of the seat, where the Conservatives previously had a majority of more than 7,000, by just 20 votes, after several recounts.

It means the final tally of seats won by May’s Conservatives is 318, short of the 326 needed for a majority in parliament. Labour won a total of 262 seats.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by William James

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