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23 September, Wednesday


Latter results of UK elections - Report - VIDEO

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Conservatioves beat down Labor Party at UK elections. Leader of Conservatives Boris Johnson need to obtain 320 seats for the victory.

Tories won 350 seats and Labour 201. The results will secure Boris Johnson position as Prime Minister.

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

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

Speaking after he was re-elected in Uxbridge, west London, with a slightly higher majority, Prime Minister Boris 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."

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

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.

Speaking at his election count in Islington North, where he was re-elected with a reduced majority, Mr Corbyn said Labour had put forward a "manifesto of hope" but "Brexit has so polarised debate it has overridden so much of normal political debate".

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.

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.

A row has already broken out at the top of the Labour Party, with some candidates blaming Jeremy Corbyn's unpopularity on the doorstep and others blaming the party's policy of holding another Brexit referendum.

Scottish National Party leader and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it had been an "exceptional night" for her party.

She said Scotland had sent a "very clear message" that it did not want a Boris Johnson Conservative government and the prime minister did not have a mandate to take Scotland out of the EU.

It was also a "strong endorsement" for Scotland having a choice over its own future in an another independence referendum, she added.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, who campaigned to cancel Brexit or have a second referendum, was ousted as an MP in East Dunbartonshire.

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill, paving the way for Brexit on 31 January, would have its second Commons reading on Friday, 20 December.

A major reshuffle would take place in February, after the UK has left the EU, No 10 added, with a Budget statement in March.

Eurasia Diary reports citing Guardian, BBC and Euronews. 

 

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