UK/2019 General Election

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Date12 December 2019

The UK/2019 General Election took place on 12 December 2019 after MPs, by a margin of 438 votes to 20, backed prime minister Boris Johnson's call for an election following months of Brexit deadlock. The PM said it was time for the country to "come together to get Brexit done".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn enthused:

"This election is a once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country and take on the vested interests holding people back." He said his party would "now launch the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change that our country has ever seen".[1]

LibDem leader Jo Swinson said:

"I am standing as a candidate to be the next prime minister and in these volatile political times that is absolutely possible."

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage welcomed the election, tweeting that the deadlock had been broken and "Brexit now has a chance to succeed".[2]

Results

Conservatives won 365 seats, an overall majority of 80 seats, Labour 203 seats, SNP 48 seats, LibDem 11 seats, DUP 8 seats and others 15 seats. The Brexit Party failed to win a seat, and LibDem Jo Swinson resigned as party leader after losing her seat in Scotland.[3]

 

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