UK Elections: Conservatives sweep could transform British politics – opinion

COMMENTARY: By Martin Kettle – The Guardian UK

A triumph for Boris Johnson, and an epochal collapse for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour

The BBC building in London showing the general election exit poll.

 The BBC building in London showing the general election exit poll.

For the last four UK general elections, bar 2015, the 10pm exit poll on election day has been almost exactly correct, even if sometimes the predictions have been a shock to many experts. So the likelihood is that the pollsters have got it right again in 2019. But whereas in 2017 their correct prediction of a hung parliament guaranteed a embattled legislature, the 2019 prediction may even transform British politics.

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Election results 2019: Analysis in maps and charts – BBC News

Election analysis graphic

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a majority of 80, with all seats declared.

They have won seats in traditional Labour heartlands across northern England and Wales, including WorkingtonGreat Grimsby and Bassetlaw.

In Scotland, the SNP have made gains from all three other parties that held seats there in 2017, most notably taking Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson’s seat of Dunbartonshire East.

The interactive map below shows all the seats that have changed from one party to another. Select the “results” tab to see what has happened in the rest of the UK.

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  • kamtanblog  On December 13, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Nice one…
    Bojo has been given the mandate to
    Rule Britannia ! Democracy in principle/
    practice. 64% of 46m eligible voted
    many like myself 10 days ago by post.
    Now Bojo can get on with Brexit and
    start trade negotiations post Brexit.
    EU are also happy with results as all
    parties can now get down to serious
    trade negotiations…. after 31st January
    post Brexit. UK can now trade with ROW
    as long as it benefits UKPLC…nation of
    shop keepers.
    My wish I s for free and fair trade….
    no tax or tariffs or USA/EU protectionist
    policies.
    Level playing field

    Off to celebrate 🎉
    Off sap box

    Kamtan 🇬🇧🇬🇾🇬🇧🇪🇸👽

  • Clyde Duncan  On December 13, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I have been listening to Good Morning Britain and others flapping their jaws all morning …..

    LOOK: My darling Sussana Reid and Piers Morgan, etc. just don’t get it ….

    The UK Elections is about accepting or Rejecting Jeremy Corbin

    Another Referendum would have been about LEAVE or REMAIN

    It is as simple as dat!!!

    • kamtanblog  On December 13, 2019 at 11:24 am

      No sir …it’s not about just about Corbyn
      It’s the decision to suggest another referendum.
      British electors are not stupid !
      They voted to exit EU so why ask them
      to rethink/vote again.
      Bojo played the right card….accept the
      decision to exit EU and do so ASAP
      31st January. The EU are happy with
      that do now let’s get on with exit and trade talks.
      Go Bojo go

      Kamtan 🇬🇧🇬🇾🇬🇧🇪🇸🇬🇧👽

      • kamtanblog  On December 13, 2019 at 11:27 am

        Trade talks
        Please no tax or tariffs or protectionist
        policy as per USA/EU.
        Free and fair trade…no subsidies
        A level playing field

        Kamtan

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