UK Elections: Boris Johnson wins, Brexit next year
In a major relief to Conservative Party, Boris Johnson held strong and won the recently concluded elections in the United Kingdom with majority. This also paves the way for Brexit, and divorce of England from European Union by early next year.
Johnson, who won his own seat in London’s Uxbridge and South Ruislip, hailed the projected win for his Conservative Party as a powerful new mandate to move forward with his deal to leave the 28-member economic bloc.
The latest projections put the Johnson-led Conservatives at around 363, but the party can safely celebrate its victory as it comfortably crossed over the half-way finish line for the 650-member House of Commons.
The Opposition Labour is projected to get 203 seats, a disastrous performance for the party which resulted in leader Jeremy Corbyn announcing that he would be stepping down.
Labour is set for a crushing defeat which is almost entirely likely to be blamed on Corbyn’s leadership and his failure to take a clear stance on Brexit as well as counter growing allegations of anti-semitism within the party ranks.
A perceived anti-India stance since the party passed an emergency motion calling for international intervention in Kashmir is also likely to have swayed some of its traditional connect with Indian diaspora voters.