Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won the 2019 United Kingdom general election which was held on Thursday 12 December 2019.
The election was held under the provisions of the Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019, two-and-a-half years after the previous general election in June 2017.
The election was mainly between
Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party and
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party.
As at the last check on the ongoing count, out of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, the Conservative Party has won 364 seats with 13,941,200 votes. Its closest rival, the Labour party has won 203 seats with 10,292,054 votes.
While two other major contenders, Scottish National Party led by Nicola Sturgeon won 48 seats with 1,242,372 votes. Liberal Democrats Led by Jo Swinson won 11 seats.
Speaking after his victory, Johnson said he would “get Brexit done” by the end of January. European officials say they’re “ready for the next steps.”
The major opposition, Jeremy Corbyn said he would not lead the Labour Party into another election as the party headed for its worst result in decades.
Though counting of votes was still ongoing as at the time of publishing this report, as it stands, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is the majority.