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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a landslide victory in Thursday’s general election, final results show.
With 644 seats out of 650 declared so far, Conservatives have won 366, Labour secured 203, followed by the potential Labour ally Scottish National Party (SNP) at 48. The pro-EU Liberal Democrats got 11 seats. Nigel Farage’s Brexit party, which pulled majority of its candidates in favor of the Conservatives, failed to register a single win.
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The result gives Johnson enough lawmakers in the Lower House to “get Brexit done” by 31 January.
While the Conservatives look forward to their best result since 1987, Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party is headed for one of the worst outcome in its post-war history. Conservative candidates made inroads into traditional Labour heartlands, smashing the party’s so-called “red wall” in working class districts, a resounding left-wing defeat not seen since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
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Corbyn described the result, which gave his party little over 200 seats, as “very disappointing.” The left-wing leader announced his decision to step down as the party chief before the next general election. “I want to also make it clear that I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” the Labour Party leader said.
This might not be enough for Corbyn’s detractors in the party who are calling for him to quit immediately. “Jeremy Corbyn was a disaster for Labour – everyone knew that he couldn’t lead the working class out of a paper bag,” senior Labour politician Alan Johnson said as results started pouring in. “He should never have been elected in the first place,” former Labour minister Chris Leslie lamented.
BBC - Landslide
BBC reported a Conservative landslide:
The Conservatives have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, with the party forecast to win the general election with a comfortable majority.
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