UK Election Result Live Updates: PM Modi, Trump Congratulate Johnson After Landslide Win

UK Election Result Live Updates: The Conservatives have cross-passed the majority mark of 326 seats, BBC news has reported.


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The Conservatives have cross-passed the majority mark of 326 seats, BBC news has reported. It's a historic win for the party as reports suggest that the rival Labour Party has suffered the worst defeat in the last many years. The Labour Party is far behind at 194 seats. 

Here are the LIVE updates on Britain General Elections:

Dec 13, 2019 14:13 (IST)
"Massive New Trade Deal After Brexit": Trump's Message To Johnson After Landslide Win
US President Donald Trump congratulated Johnson on his election victory, saying their two countries were now free to strike a "massive" new trade deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to win a comfortable majority in parliament after Thursday's election.

"Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN!", Trump tweeted.

"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 EU Celebrate Boris!"



Dec 13, 2019 13:33 (IST)
After huge win, Boris Johnson promises Brexit by Jan 31, "no ifs, no buts"
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would leave the European Union on Jan

31 after his sweeping election win."We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes," Johnson told cheering supporters on Friday

Dec 13, 2019 11:41 (IST)
Trump congratulates Corbyn
"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!"
Dec 13, 2019 11:09 (IST)
PM Modi Congratulates Boris Johnson
"Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties."
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Dec 13, 2019 10:52 (IST)
Pro-EU Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson loses seat
The leader of Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her seat on Friday, as early election results and exit polls indicated a big win for the ruling Conservative party.

Swinson, who campaigned on a pledge to revoke Brexit if elected, was beaten into second place by the Scottish National Party (SNP) in her East Dunbartonshire seat in western Scotland.

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Dec 13, 2019 10:36 (IST)
Boris Johnson-led Conservatives Win British Election
The Conservatives have cross-passed the majority mark of 326 seat. Its's a historic win for the party. The Labour Party is far behind at 194 seats. 
Dec 13, 2019 10:26 (IST)
Latest Figures: Conservatives - 308; Labours - 192
Latest figures suggest that the Conservative party will soon touch the majority mark of 326 seats. The party has won 308 seats so far. The Labour party has won 192. 
Dec 13, 2019 09:41 (IST)
Latest Number: Tories - 221; Labour - 153
As per the latest figures by the BBC news, the Tories have emerged winners at 221 seats. The Labours have won 153. The SNP has won 35. 

Dec 13, 2019 09:34 (IST)
"Chance to respect the democratic will," says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson said that the election gives him a "chance to respect the democratic will of the British people".
Dec 13, 2019 09:19 (IST)
"Conservatives Given Powerful Mandate," Says Johnson
UK PM Boris Johnson has thanked people saying "Conservatives have been given new powerful mandate." Mr Johnson thanked the polling authorities and said that its time to get "Brexit done".
Dec 13, 2019 09:10 (IST)
Tories win Bishop Auckland seat for first time
The Conservative Party has won the Bishop Auckland seat for the first time in history. Tories' Dehenna Davison bagged 24,067 votes against Labours' Helen Goodman  16,105. 

Dec 13, 2019 08:59 (IST)
Corbyn Says "Disappointing Night" For Labours
Addressing people of his constituency, Jeremy Corbyn said that it is a "disappointing night for the Labour Party", adding that he will continue to serve as an MP for Islington. He further said that he will not lead the party in the next general election. 
Dec 13, 2019 08:49 (IST)
Conservatives win 121 seats, Labour Party bag 96
The Conservatives have started very strong. They have won 123 seats. This is a gain of 23 seats as compared to the last election. The Labour Party has won 98 so far, this is a loss of 28 seats, according to BBC. 
Dec 13, 2019 08:31 (IST)
Tories Ahead
The latest numbers show that Tories are ahead in the early elections. The Conservatives are leading at 92 seats,  the Labour Party is leading at 78 seats.
Dec 13, 2019 07:40 (IST)
Counting begins for UK Election results

Ballot boxes are opened and counting has started at various count centres in the UK.

Dec 13, 2019 06:31 (IST)
Labour party takes early lead as counting begins

However, according to an exit poll, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives inflicted a resounding defeat on Labour Party.
Dec 13, 2019 06:24 (IST)
Labour Party candidate says Jeremy Corbyn must quit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn must quit, party candidate Gareth Snell said on Friday, conceding that he expected to lose his parliamentary seat in Stoke-on-Trent - a city once regarded as a Labour stronghold.
Dec 13, 2019 04:52 (IST)
Brexit soon, if exit polls accurate

If the exit poll is accurate and Boris Johnson's bet on a snap election has paid off, he will move swiftly to ratify the Brexit deal he struck with the European Union so that the United Kingdom can leave on January 31 -- 10 months later than initially planned.

The survey showed Boris Johnson's Conservatives would win a landslide of 368 seats, more than enough for a very comfortable majority in the 650-seat parliament and the biggest Conservative national election win since Margaret Thatcher's 1987 triumph.
Dec 13, 2019 04:44 (IST)
Labour Party blames "Brexit fatigue"

"It looks as if Brexit dominated. A lot of this was Brexit fatigue. People just wanted it over and done with," Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell told Sky News after an exit poll forecast the Tories would win an 86-seat majority in parliament.
Dec 13, 2019 04:41 (IST)
France welcomes UK PM's apparently decisive victory

France welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's apparently decisive victory in Britain's election Thursday, a minister said, adding it could help ensure an orderly Brexit.

"If the exit poll results are confirmed it should allow for a clear majority, something that has been missing in the United Kingdom for several years," European affairs minister Amelie de Montchalin said.

"It's not for me to be relieved -- or worried -- but, along with the president, we've been saying for several months: 'We need clarity'," she said, referring to President Emmanuel Macron.
Dec 13, 2019 04:13 (IST)
Enjoy a celebration: Boris Johnson tells party leaders

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told party members to "enjoy a celebration" after an exit poll forecast he was on course to win a majority in Britain's election.

"I hope you enjoy a celebration tonight," he said in an email to party members. "You powered this campaign. We couldn't have done it without you."
Dec 13, 2019 04:12 (IST)
Labour party says too early to call election result

It is too early to call the result of Thursday's election, a spokesperson for Britain's opposition Labour Party said, after an exit poll forecast Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives would win a large majority
Dec 13, 2019 04:07 (IST)
Pound jumps as exit poll shows Conservative majority

The pound jumped on the projected results from what has been described as the most important election in Britain in a generation.
Dec 13, 2019 03:52 (IST)
Conservatives would win 368 seats: Exit Polls

The exit poll suggested the Conservatives would win 368 seats in the 650-seat parliament, with the main opposition Labour party trailing on 191.
Dec 13, 2019 03:49 (IST)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative Party was on course for a decisive majority in Thursday's snap election, an exit poll showed, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU next month.
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