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Conservative Party Wins UK General Election

The Conservative Party has won the UK's General Election. The exact margin of the majority will be d...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:27 AM - 13 Dec 2019



Conservative Party Wins UK Gen...

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Conservative Party Wins UK General Election

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:27 AM - 13 Dec 2019



The Conservative Party has won the UK's General Election.

The exact margin of the majority will be decided as the final results come in this morning - but it could be as many as 86 seats.

Boris Johnson’s party passed the threshold that means it's secured more than half of the MPs in the House of Commons.

The Tories made huge gains in a string of former Labour strongholds in the north of England that backed Brexit in 2016.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the night as very disappointing and has revealed that he will step down as leader.

But he says he'll stay in position as a "period of reflection" takes place.

The SNP had a very strong night - becoming the dominant force in Scotland.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost out to the Scottish National Party in East Dunbartonshire.

In Northern Ireland, the DUP's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds has lost his North Belfast seat to Sinn Féin's John Finucane.

For the first time, there are more Nationalists from Northern Ireland in the House of Commons than Unionists.

The DUP finished with 8 of the 18 seats, Sinn Fein claimed 7, the SDLP won two, and the Alliance Party finished with one.



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