Boris Johnson, Conservative Party win U.K. election in landslide

by Adam Ford · Dec 13th, 2019 7:15 am
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party scored a massive victory Thursday night over the rival Labour Party in the country's national elections, winning the parliamentary majority needed to achieve the nation's long-delayed split from the European Union.

The landslide results were a disaster for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and are being seen as a clear mandate for Conservatives to deliver on their slogan and "get Brexit done."

President Trump congratulated Johnson on the victory and hinted at a "massive new trade deal after BREXIT."

According to Fox News:

The night saw shock after shock as traditional Labour areas such as Burnley, Redcar, Stoke-on-Trent and Wrexham -- with some seats that have been held by the party for decades -- turn to the Conservatives. Many of those seats, often in working class areas, had voted in favor of Britain's departure from the European Union in 2016, and had soured at the Labour Party's anti-Brexit stance.

The election results in Conservative Party dominance the likes of which the U.K. has not seen since the days of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the Labour Party's lowest number of seats since 1935.