Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that Britain will leave the European Union on January 31.
"Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!" Donald Trump Tweeted.
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019
The Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party have cross-passed the majority mark of 326 seats. The Labour Party behind at 194 seats.
As per the latest figures by the BBC news, the Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party is leading with 221 seats. The Labour Party and SNP have won 153 and 35 respectively.
Jeremy Corbyn to quit as Labour Party leader after election defeat
Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said that "it is a disappointing night for the Labour Party", adding that he will continue to serve as a Member of Parliament for Islington.
The Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party has started on very strong note. They have won 123 seats. This is an addition of 23 seats as compared to the last election. The Labour Party has won 96 so far, according to BBC.
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader, has arrived at his Islington constituency's vote count, according to reports.
Counting has begun at various centres in UK. The ballot boxes have been opened.
Britain went to polls on Thursday just two and a half years after the country's previous general election in June 2017. Prior to the official result announcement, exit poll numbers have started coming. A total of 650 MPs will be chosen, in which the candidate who secures the most votes in each individual constituency is elected.
London, December 13: Counting of votes for the UK general elections results 2019 are underway. Britain went to polls on Thursday just two and a half years after the country's previous general election in June 2017. Prior to the official result announcement, exit poll numbers have started coming. LatestLY will give live updates on exit polls and the final UK general elections results. The main electoral contest is between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party and Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn. Watch Live Streaming of UK General Elections Results Announcement.
The United Kingdom has been in a fractured political climate since former Prime Minister Theresa May's disastrous gamble on a snap election in 2017 result of which deprived her of a working majority in the House of Commons. This also hurt her successor Boris Johnson whose Brexit plans were not ratified. However, in a bid to secure the working majority, Johnson followed the footstep of May and called for early general elections. UK General Elections 2019: Everything You Need to Know.
Besides Tory and Labour, Scottish National Party (SNP), Liberal Democrats, the Green Party of England and Wales and the Brexit Party are also in the electoral fray. The UK has 650 parliamentary constituencies spread across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. A party or coalition needs 326 seats to prove a majority in the House of Commons.
On the day of polling, Johnson wrote on Twitter that "today is our chance to get Brexit done. Vote Conservative". His rival Corbyn posted: "Vote Labour today to save our NHS, to bring about real change and create a country that works for the many, not the few." A major YouGov poll on Tuesday predicted a 28-seat Conservative majority - the largest since 1987 - but pollsters said the situation was so volatile that Britain could face another hung Parliament.