Emily Thornberry has won re-election in Islington South and Finsbury as Labour is projected to secure a landslide victory across the country.

The incumbent, who has represented the constituency since 2005, won comfortably, beating her nearest challenger by more than 15,000 votes.

Thornberry, currently the Shadow Attorney General, is expected to play a prominent role in the incoming Labour administration.

Speaking after she was declared the winner in the early hours of this morning (July 5), the 63-year-old said: “I’m so proud tonight to…be part of Labour’s leadership team, to be part of Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet.

“To be part of a group of Labour MPs in Westminster, and part of a movement of members volunteers and activists all across our country who have worked these past five years to make our case to the British people, to win this historic victory and to earn the chance to serve.”

Her victory came amid a projected landslide win for Labour, with leader Sir Keir Starmer set to become the new Prime Minister after the exit poll suggested he would win a sizable majority.

Islington South and Finsbury has now voted Labour in every election since its creation in 1974.

The seat’s boundary was changed ahead of the July 4 election, meaning that people in the De Beauvoir ward of Hackney voted in the constituency for the first time.

Earlier in the night, Liberal Democrat candidate Terry Stacy said he was confident his party would finish second in the constituency.

In reality, Carne Ross of the Green party came second, receiving more than 3,000 more votes than Stacy.

The borough’s other seat – Islington North – is expected to be declared within the next hour.

Polls have suggested a tight race between incumbent Jeremy Corbyn, who is running as an independent, and Labour candidate and Islington councillor Praful Nargund.

Here are the full results for Islington South and Finsbury:

  • Max Nelson – Reform UK – 3,388
  • Jake Painter – Social Democratic Party - 162
  • Andrew Parry – Independent - 569
  • Carne Ross – Green Party – 7,491
  • Ethan Saunders – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition - 215
  • Imogen Sinclair – Conservative and Unionist Party – 3,584
  • Terry Stacy – Liberal Democrats – 4,045
  • Emily Thornberry – Labour Party – 22,946
  • Lesley Woodburn – Party of Women - 354