Boris Johnson's Tories set for commons majority, Labour lose strongholds

World | 13 Dec 2019 9:40 am

UK Labour Party strongholds have been crumbling and exit polls predict a  solid majority for  Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party in Parliament.

The BBC reports that  in the first 20 seats the average swing from Labour to Tories was more than  7 percent. 

Of the 50 seats declared Tories have gained 21, Labour 23, SNP 3 and 3 for others.

The majority forecast for the Tories would be the largest for a Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, Sky News reports.

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour is forecast to win just 191 seats, which would be it's worst performance since 1935.

Nigel Farage of the Brexit PArty told Sky News a while ago, that he prefers "Boris Johnson to be prime minister, talking in positive terms about Brexit. "The slight problem of course is that getting Brexit done isn't really true because if we pass the Withdrawal Agreement as it is, unamended, then I feel we are in for up to three years of agonizing negotiations."

An exit poll released just after polls closed, predicted the Conservatives would get 368 of the 650 House of Commons seats and the Labour Party 191. In the last election in 2017, the Conservatives won 318 seats and Labour 262.

The exit poll suggests the SNP will win 55 seats, and the Lib Dems will win 13.

In an exit poll. voters are asked to fill in a mock ballot paper as they leave the polling station, indicating how they have just voted, the BBC explains.-The Standard 

 

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