Triumphant Boris Johnson said today that his “stonking” win has given him a “powerful mandate to get Brexit done” as humiliated Jeremy Corbyn vowed to quit.
The ecstatic Tory boss stressed that work to finally get Britain out of the EU would start later today, with the Tories on course for a majority of 74 over Labour and to take 46 per cent of the vote.
Results from 649 out of the country’s 650 constituencies show a comprehensive victory for the Conservative Party, which has gained a majority in the House of Commons. On the other hand, the Labour Party suffered its worst election result since 1935. Jeremy Corbyn has already announced his decision not to lead the party in the next election.