Thursday, December 12, 2019

Boris Johnson set to win biggest landslide since THATCHER with largest Tory majority in 32 years – The Sun

BORIS Johnson has won a thumping majority over a Jeremy Corbyn which is projected to be the biggest Tory landslide since 1987.

The historic win would be the largest Tory majority since Margret Thatcher's 102 seat win over Labour's Neil Kinnock 32 years ago.

Corbyn vowed to step down as leader before the next election after failing to win a second poll in a row – and taking the party to its worst result in 40 years.

As he won his seat in Islington North, Mr Corbyn: "I want to also make it clear that I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign.

"I will discuss with our party to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and on the policies that the party will take going forward.

CORBYN TO STEP DOWN

"And I will lead the party during that period to ensure that discussion takes place and we move on into the future."

Mr Corbyn added: "This is obviously a very disappointing night for the Labour Party with the result that we've got."

Already Labour MPs started blaming Brexit for the result.

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon tweeted: "Disappointing Exit Poll. Let's see if accurate.


"If, as it seems, this was a Brexit election then the next one won't be given Johnson’s Thatcherite agenda."

Earlier, Brits headed to the polls to vote in one of the biggest and most decisive elections ever.

Prime Minister Johnson, who gambled his premiership by triggering the vote, has sought to focus on his pledge to "get Brexit done" throughout the campaign.

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