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UK election: Conservative Party secures sweeping majority
December 13, 2019

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have secured a sweeping victory in the national election , winning more than 360 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons - the party’s largest majority since under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

The result handed Johnson his first national election victory but also delivered a dramatic blow to his main competitor, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose Labour Party suffered heavy losses.

This election means that getting Brexit down is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people,” said Johnson on Friday morning.

Speaking in London, the Prime Minister said he has a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month "no ifs, no buts".

Jeremy Corbyn said he will not fight another election as Labour leader after the party was swept aside in its traditional heartlands.

Labour has suffered its worst defeat since 1935, losing seats across northern England, the Midlands and Wales in areas which backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum.