British Prime Minister: Boris Johnson has said, he hopes his party’s extraordinary election win will bring a “closure to the Brexit debate”, and “let the healing begin”.
Speaking in Downing Street, he said, he would seek to repay the trust placed in him by Labour Party supporters, who had voted for the Conservative Party, for the first time.
The Conservative Party have won a majority of 80 seats in the House of Commons; it the party’s largest, since Margaret Thatcher’s triumph in 1987.
The Conservatives secured 365 seats, whilst Labour finished on 203.
The Scottish National Party, which strongly opposes Brexit, won 48 of the 59 seats in Scotland.
The Liberal Democrats managed to win 11 seats, whilst the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland took 8 seats.
The Brexit Party – which triumphed in the European Parliament elections – failed to win any Westminster seats.
The Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands in the Midlands and in the north of England.