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.
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.