News 13 December 2019
Author: Courtney W

Boris Johnson Returns As PM As Conservatives Declared Winners of General Election

13 December 2019

Boris Johnson has returned as Prime Minister after the Conservative Party were officially declared the winners of the 2019 General Election earlier this morning (December 13).

Johnson has said the win will give him the mandate to “get Brexit done”, detailing his plans to take the UK out of the EU next month.

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn admitted the loss for his party was a “disappointing night” and has confirmed he will be stepping down as the leader of the party.

There are still a few seats which need to be declared but at current, the Tories are currently leading with a big majority. Forecasts predict the Conservatives will win 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, the Liberal Democrats 12, Plaid Cymru 4, the Green Party 1 and 0 for the Brexit Party.

The win for the Conservatives is set to be their biggest majority in a general election since 1987.

Speaking in Uxbridge earlier, Boris Johnson said: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.

“Above all, I want to thank the people of this country for turning out to vote in a December election that we didn’t want to call but which I think has turned out to be a historic election that gives us now, in this new government, the chance to respect the democratic will of the British people to change this country for the better and to unleash the potential of the entire people of this country.”