Last night’s resounding result is a testament to Keir Starmer’s transformation of the Labour Party.

Keir’s leadership, and the fortitude of all those who know Labour is at its best as a credible, mainstream party fit for government, have changed our party beyond recognition from the dark days of 2019.

We want to send particular congratulations to Labour’s new MPs in constituencies with large Jewish communities, especially in Barnet and Bury.

The results in these seats are the best measure of the progress our party has made towards Keir’s foundational commitment to tear out Corbyn-era antisemitism by its roots.

At an uncertain and painful time for Jewish people in Britain and around the world, we know the new Labour government will be a true champion of the Jewish community.

This election has also taken place at a time of unprecedented conflict, pain and suffering in the Middle East. We look forward to supporting the new government as it works towards peace and security in the region, and building on the proud tradition of previous Labour governments to strengthen the friendship between the UK and Israel.