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UK General Election Results 2019 Highlights: Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins majority in general election

UK General Election Results 2019 Today Highlights: Reacting on his party's victory, Johnson said that the people of Britain have given a "powerful new mandate" to the Conservative Party to deliver Brexit and unite the nation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 13, 2019 8:13:40 pm
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds leave the Conservative Party’s headquarters with their dog Dilyn following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. (REUTERS)

UK General Election Results 2019 Highlights: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday won a parliamentary majority in the UK’s general elections. Results showed the Boris-led Conservative won 326 of the 650 seats in the lower House of Commons, according to Sky News and BBC.

Reacting on his party’s victory, Johnson said that the people of Britain have given a “powerful new mandate” to the Conservative Party to deliver Brexit and unite the nation. After nearly four years of Brexit debate that has riven the United Kingdom, deadlocked parliament and shocked allies, a majority will allow Johnson to lead the United Kingdom out of the club it first joined in 1973.

Read | All you need to know about UK elections

Meanwhile, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he would not lead Britain’s main opposition party at the next general election, after predictions of a crushing defeat at nationwide polls. “I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” the veteran socialist, 70, said after winning his north London seat for the 10th time.

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18:20 (IST)13 Dec 2019
15 Indian-origin MPs register strong result in UK election

A record 15 Indian-origin politicians entered the UK's House of Commons on Friday after a historic election won by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Indian-origin candidates across both the ruling Conservative and Opposition Labour parties registered equally strong results of seven wins each in the UK's General Election on Thursday, with around a dozen MPs retaining their seats alongside some new faces, taking their number in the UK's lower house up to 15. Prime Minister Johnson's emphatic victory set the UK on course for an exit from the European Union (EU) next month. The new Parliament voted in also produced the most diverse Parliament ever, with one in 10 MPs now from an ethnic minority background. All the MPs from the previous Parliament contesting this time were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party, Navendru Mishra for Labour and Munira Wilson for the Liberal Democrats among the first-timers. (PTI)

18:10 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Explained: Tories get a huge majority, what now for the Brexit process?

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won the biggest parliamentary majority since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, and Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that the government will, as the Conservative Party repeatedly promised during the campaign, move quickly to “get Brexit done” — “Get it done before Christmas, introduce the legislation and get that moving in Parliament”. Read more

14:12 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Indian-origin candidates register strong result in UK general election

Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK's general election, with around a dozen MPs retaining their seats alongside some new faces. 

All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Click here to know more.

(Twitter/patel4witham)
14:05 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Britain will leave EU on January 31: Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would leave the European Union on Jan. 31 after his sweeping election win. "We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes," Johnson said.

13:19 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Conservatives win commanding majority in UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a commanding majority in the British Parliament, a striking victory that redraws the lines in British politics and paves the way for the country’s exit from the European Union early next year.

The Conservatives were projected to win 363 seats in the House of Commons, versus 203 for the Labour Party, according to the BBC, with almost all of Parliament’s seats decided. That would give the Conservatives about a 75-seat majority, their largest since that amassed by Margaret Thatcher in 1987. Click here to know more.

12:11 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Trump says Britain, US free to strike new trade deal after Brexit

"Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! 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 E.U. Celebrate Boris!" US President Donald Trump tweeted. 

11:32 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Congratulations on a resounding victory: Australian PM to Johnson

"Congratulations Boris Johnson on a resounding victory and being returned as UK PM. Looking forward to the stability this brings and a new deal for Oz with the UK. Say g’day to the quiet Britons for us," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted.

11:17 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Many congratulations to Boris Johnson for his return: PM Modi

"Many congratulations to Boris Johnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

11:15 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Boris Johnson wins majority

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have won an outright majority in parliament, news agency Reuters reported.The official exit poll projected the Conservatives would win a total of 368 seats.  

Johnson, 55, said the victory would give him a mandate to "get Brexit done" and take the UK out of the EU next month.

10:38 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Visuals from UK

Labour Party supporters react at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Glasgow, Britain, December 13, 2019. (Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds leave the Conservative Party's headquarters with their dog Dilyn following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019. (Reuters)
A staff member carries a ballot box at a counting centre during Britain's general election, Bath, Britain December 12, 2019. (Reuters)

10:24 (IST)13 Dec 2019
UK election results: Pound soars as Boris Johnson heads for victory

The British pound surged more than 2% on Thursday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party looked set for a decisive election victory that markets believe makes an orderly exit from the European Union all but certain.

Sterling's dramatic gains saw it reach a 19-month high versus the dollar and its strongest levels against the euro since shortly after the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Its jump - as much as 2.5% - versus the dollar put it on course for one of its biggest one-day gains since the 1990s. (Reuters)

10:17 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Latest projections put Conservatives at around 357

According to a PTI report, the latest projections put the Johnson-led Conservatives at around 357, lower than the initial 368 but still well clear of the 326-seat half-way mark required for a majority in the House of Commons.

09:54 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Looking like a big win for Boris in UK: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said it was looking like "a big win" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British election.

"Looking like a big win for Boris in the UK!" Trump tweeted.

09:37 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Given powerful new mandate to deliver Brexit: Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday said that the people of Britain have given a "powerful new mandate" to his Conservative party to deliver Brexit and unite the nation, AFP reported.

09:17 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Johnson says election heading in the right direction

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said things seemed to be going in the right direction when he arrived to hear the result of his own electoral vote in the west London seat of Uxbridge, Reuters reported.

09:09 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Jeremy Corbyn says will not lead Labour into future UK election

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not lead the party into the next election after admitting it had been a "very disappointing night," news agency Reuters reported.

"This is obviously a very disappointing night for the Labour Party with the result that we've got," Corbyn said after winning his north London electoral seat.

"I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign," he said, adding that the party needed to reflect and that he would lead the party as it discussed its future.

08:54 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Net gain of 10 seats for Conservatives so far

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have made a net gain of 10 seats so far. Most results are expected between 0200 and 0500 GMT, news agency Reuters reported.

08:22 (IST)13 Dec 2019
I hope you enjoy a celebration tonight: Boris Johnson to party members

"I hope you enjoy a celebration tonight," he said in an email to party members. "You powered this campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you."

07:45 (IST)13 Dec 2019
Blame game in Labour Party begins

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced calls to quit on Friday, after equivocation over Brexit and his limited personal appeal contributed to a collapse in traditional strongholds and what looks like his party's worst election defeat in 84 years, Reuters reported.

Labour candidate Gareth Snell said he expected to lose his parliamentary seat in Stoke-on-Trent, a city once regarded as a Labour stronghold, and made clear that he wanted Corbyn to take responsibility for the party's poor performance.

An exit poll and early results showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party were set for a resounding victory in Britain's election, allowing him to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31.

07:22 (IST)13 Dec 2019
EU welcomes Brexit clarity from UK Conservative victory

Boris Johnson's expected election victory was welcomed by European leaders as it provided clarity on Britain's withdrawal from the EU. The leaders, however, said it would be challenging to agree on a post-Brexit trade deal by the end of 2020. Exit polls showed Johnson's Conservative Party would enjoy a majority of 86 seats in the 650-seat British parliament.

"It is a very clear result - it will not change by tomorrow morning," Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was quoted as saying by Reuters in Brussels after the first day of an EU summit.

"It means that we will move forward with our separation now. We now have 11 months to hash out a deal (on the future trade agreement). It's a very short time," he said.

Boris Johnson, British PM, Conservatives, Boris Johnson criticised, Johnson reaction on sick child, child on floor, indian express British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader, Boris Johnson. (AP photo)

Johnson's Conservative Party was criticized for using misleading tactics on social media, while Corbyn's Labour Party sought to win votes by promising to tax the rich, boost government spending and nationalize industries such as railroads and water companies.

One of the focal points of the ugly campaign was the National Health Service, a deeply respected institution that has struggled to meet rising demand after nine years of austerity under Conservative-led governments, news agency AP had reported.

The election is being held two years ahead of its schedule where all 650 seats in the House of Commons are in fray.

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