UK election 2019: Boris Johnson’s Party Win with Large Majority. British voters delivered a stunning victory to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party, giving Brexit’s champion a large majority in the House of Commons and the support he needs in January to take Britain out of the European Union.
The BBC predicts that Conservatives would gain an absolute majority of 78 seats in the 650-seat chamber with almost all outcomes, granting Johnson a strong mandate to form the next government.
Since July, Johnson has been prime minister after his predecessor’s resignation, Theresa May, and called early elections in a match he handily won.
In decades, the Labor Party of the opposition suffered its worst defeat, losing at least 59 seats. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, despite winning re-election in his constituency, announced in the next election that he will not lead Labor.
Corbyn, who sought to transform Britain into a socialist vision of nationalized industries, called for “a process of reflection on this outcome and on the policies the party will pursue.”
Since the 2016 national referendum in which a narrow majority voted to remove Britain from the European Union, Parliament has repeatedly rejected the proposed exit agreements negotiated with the EU.
The political chaos led to Johnson calling early elections in hopes of giving him the vote he needed to pass a Brexit bill.
It now seems likely that Parliament will decide on Brexit and the United Kingdom. It will reach the new EU deadline for Britain to depart officially by 31 January.
The findings closely followed the voting patterns in the three-year-old Brexit referendum.
Scotland, who voted to stay in the EU, gave the anti-Brexit Scottish National Party an almost clean sweep. Party leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon indicated that a second Scottish independence referendum would take place.
“As I reluctantly accept… that Boris Johnson now has the mandate to remove England from the EU,” Sturgeon told the BBC, “he must accept that I have the mandate to offer Scotland the choice of an alternative future.”
Northern Ireland, which also voted to remain in the EU, elected a majority of Irish nationalists to the House of Commons for the first time. Its open border with Ireland may be the biggest stumbling block for Brexit implementation.
Two leaders of the party lost their seats. A candidate from the Scottish National Party threw out Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats, who had suggested she could serve as a compromise prime minister in a coalition government.
And Nigel Dodds of the Democratic Unionist Party, who in the previous parliament had supported the minority Conservatives, lost his seat to an Irish nationalist Sinn Féin candidate.
Markets responded with obvious relief to the news Friday morning that the three-and-a-half years of political turmoil about Brexit could finally come to an end.
The British pound sterling has risen by almost 2 percent, and European exchanges have risen modestly. nEWS REPORT ON UK election 2019: Boris Johnson’s Party Win with Large Majority.