UK election: Boris Johnson leads Conservatives to win overwhelming majority

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Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, has led his party, the Conservatives, to win a majority in the United Kingdom’s election, ABC News can report.

The Conservatives, known within UK political circles as Tories, gained 47 more seats in addition to their 311 won in the last election, giving them a comfortable 358 seats with majority of 74.

A handful of constituencies are yet to be declared but it is not expected to significantly change the outcome of the elections as the Tories have gone pass the 326-seat threshold.

It is expected that with the results confirmed thus far, Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street as Prime Minister with renewed vigour and massive backing to get his Brexit deal through by end of January 2020.

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” Boris John is reported to have said after winning his Uxbridge seat.

“Above all, I want to thank the people of this country for turning out to vote in a December election that we didn’t want to call but which I think has turned out to be a historic election that gives us now, in this new government, the chance to respect the democratic will of the British people to change this country for the better and to unleash the potential of the entire people of this country,” Boris Johnson told the BBC.

Leader of largest opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn, has hinted of stepping down after what he described as “a very disappointing night” for his party after they lost some stronghold constituencies.

Jeremy Corbyn, who himself won the Islington North seat, despite doing so with a reduced majority, blamed the loss on polarised environment created by dominance of Brexit discussion.

According to the BBC, Labour’s vote is down around 8% on the 2017 general election, with the Tories up by just over 1% and the smaller parties having a better night.

Source: ABCNewsGh.com 

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