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Life Becoming A Landslide



Morning all! Well that was dramatic, wasn't it? For those of you just waking up, a quick wrap of the main headlines from the General Election.


Boris Johnson has won a massive victory in the General Election. With five seats left to declare, the Conservatives have won 361, giving them a projected majority of over 80. The Conservative victory saw them take traditional Labour heartlands including Workington, Burnley, Sedgefield and Blyth Valley.


For Labour, it has been their worst election performance in terms of seats since 1935. The Party has won 203 seats, down 59 from 2017. Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not lead Labour into another General Election, though he stopped short of resigning immediately.


The Liberal Democrats have also had a bad night. They currently stand on 11 seats, down 1 from 2017, with leader Jo Swinson losing her own Dunbartonshire East constituency.


The SNP have gained 13 seats and stand to finish with over 50 seats, the second-best performance in their history after 2015.


Elsewhere the Greens held on to Brighton Pavilion. The Brexit Party won no seats but gained 2% of the vote, helping the Conservatives to win a number of Labour seats, particularly in the North. In Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein have unseated the DUP's Nigel Dodds in Belfast South.


The share of the vote is as follows: CON 43.6%, LAB 32.3%, LD 11.5%, SNP 3.9%, GRN 2.7%, BRX 2.0%.



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