UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has stunned political pundits by leading his Conservative Party to score one of the country’s most dramatic electoral victories in decades.
The result is a vindication of Johnson’s strategy to campaign on a single promise to “get Brexit done.”
It was a crushing defeat for the opposition Labour Party, whose leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said he would step down after a “process of reflection.” And the leader of the pro-Remain Liberal Democrat party, Jo Swinson, lost her seat, as the Scottish National Party swept the board in Scotland.
By early Friday morning, the Conservatives had secured 363 of the 650 seats in the House of Parliament, well ahead of Labour’s 203 seats.
The Liberal Democrats have 11 seats, while the Scottish National Party posted big gains in Scotland, with 48 seats.
however, the victory of the conservative party has generated several reactions from social media. See the reactions of social media users below
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) December 13, 2019
Thank you to everyone across our great country who voted, who volunteered, who stood as candidates. We live in the greatest democracy in the world. pic.twitter.com/1MuEMXqWHq
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 12, 2019
You’re welcome fingers crossed for a majority you certainly deserve it, staying true to you’re word #PeoplesPrimeMinister 💙 Let’s get brexit done ✅ 🇬🇧
— Conservative Back Boris 🇬🇧 (@wilma19504412) December 12, 2019
Congratulations! The insanity of the Left is driving the move of civilized countries to saner positions. They finally have gone too far.
— Linda Suhler, PhD (@LindaSuhler) December 13, 2019
Yup! The rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer under @BorisJohnson We have been completely shafted
— Patricia Clegg (@patriciaclegg) December 12, 2019
Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Proud to be re-elected MP for Esher and Walton, a privilege to serve this wonderful constituency for another 5 years. We now have a great opportunity to take Britain forward.
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) December 13, 2019
We are still watching how you treated people in humanity crisis and ignored them. If you dont right the wrong, UK people will be treated same as HK people. Dont let this guy to keep closer relationship with China.#WeAreBritish#BNOisBritish#LetBNOin pic.twitter.com/aMehoHL4v3
— HK Shall Never Surrender🎗😷 (@iwannaretire888) December 13, 2019