Election results 2019: Conservatives win overall majority

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13th December, 2019 11:40:30 printer

Election results 2019: Conservatives win overall majority

 

The Conservatives have won an overall majority in the general election, passing the 326 threshold with seats still to declare, reports BBC.

The BBC forecasts that Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a majority of 74.

The prime minister said it would give him a mandate to "get Brexit done" and take the UK out of the EU next month.

Jeremy Corbyn said Labour had a "very disappointing night" and he would not fight a future election.

Labour have lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in 2016.

Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear he will go before the next election - but he wants to stay for a period of reflection. Many in his party want him to go immediately.

This is the UK's third general election in less than five years - and the first one to take place in December in nearly 100 years - was dominated by Britain's 2016 vote to leave the European Union.

Mr Johnson focused relentlessly on a single message - "get Brexit done" - promising to take the UK out of the EU by 31 January 2020 if he got a majority.


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