Boris Johnson Secures a Convincing U.K. Brexit Election Win :- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a decisive parliamentary majority in Thursday’s UK’s general election as his Conservative Party crossed the 326-mark required for a majority in Parliament, marking a victory for his “Get Brexit Done” message and setting the UK on course to leave the European Union (EU) in the New Year.
Boris Johnson Secures a Convincing U.K. Brexit Election Win
Mr. Johnson’s Conservatives secured a majority in Britain’s 650-seat House of Commons making it the party’s strongest performance at an election since 1987. With two seats yet to be declared, the party had won 363 seats, 78 more than all the others combined.
Apart from leaving EU by Britain, the victory also signals a once-in-a-generation realignment of Britain’s electoral map, with scores of long-held working-class seats in England and Wales switching to the Conservatives. This will in turn put Britain in line with a host of other Western countries, including the U.S., where shifting voter loyalties since the financial crash of 2008 have changed the political landscape.
Johnson, who won his own seat in London’s Uxbridge and South Ruislip, hailed the projected win for his Conservative Party as a powerful new mandate to move forward with his deal to leave the 28-member economic bloc.
Speaking after being re-elected in his electoral district in west London, Mr. Johnson hailed the results as “historic” and suggested his government “has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done but to unite this country and to take it forward.”
While stressing that the final tally is yet to be confirmed, he said that the election would give him 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.
As the Johnson-led Conservatives are at around 363, the main opposition Labour Party is projected to score its worst election performance since 1935, with a tally of 203 seats, which resulted in leader Jeremy Corbyn announcing that he would be stepping down.
Corbyn said, “It has been a very disappointing night for Labour… I will not lead the party in any future General Election campaign.”
President Trump congratulated Mr. Johnson on his victory early Friday. He tweeted, “Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the EU.”
Mr. Johnson promised extra government spending to reverse some of the effects of a decade of public belt-tightening since the financial crash. But his triumph came largely on the back of a simple message that a vote for the Conservatives would “Get Brexit Done.”
John McDonnell, a leading Labour lawmaker said, “Brexit has dominated, we thought other issues could cut through. But they haven’t.” He said the results, if correct, were “extremely disappointing.”