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.
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.