Boris Johnson and Conservative Party Win The UK General Election In a Landslide Victory

7 months ago by: Daniel Bosai
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Boris Johnson has won the mandate to lead the United Kingdom out of Europe and implement the Brexit that the country desperately crave for. The conservatives won seats that were in the labour heartlands which would not have been conceivable before now. There are seats that the conservative party would have won for the first time in over 30 years and would now have no problem passing their bills such as the BREXIT deal and others.

The BBC forecast suggests the Tories will get 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, the Lib Dems 12, Plaid Cymru four, the Greens one, and the Brexit Party none.

That means the Conservatives will have their biggest majority at Westminster since Margaret Thatcher's 1987 election victory.

Labour, which has lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in 2016, is facing its worst defeat since 1935.

Mr Johnson has addressed cheering party workers at Conservative headquarters, telling them there has been a political earthquake, with the Tories winning a "stonking" mandate, from Kensington to Clwyd South.

Speaking earlier at his count in Uxbridge, west London, where he was elected with a slightly higher majority, Mr Johnson said: "It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done." He added: "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." Mr Johnson became prime minister in July without a general election, after the Conservative Party elected him as leader to replace Theresa May.

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