UK election: Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secures majority

London: Incumbent UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party on Friday secured a majority in the House of Commons, winning 329 seats so far in 2019 general elections, well ahead of Labour’s 198 seats.

The Liberal Democrats have won 8 seats, while the Scottish National Party posted big gains in Scotland, with 45 seats, CNN reported.

“I want to thank the people of this country for turning out to vote in a December election, which we didn’t want to call but which I think has turned out to be a historic election,” Johnson said.

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A victory for incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservatives would mean that they will plow ahead with the Brexit, dashing all chances of a second referendum over the issue.

This was Britain’s third general election in a little more than four years, and the second since the June 2016 Brexit referendum.

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