Election results 2019: Conservatives make gains in Labour heartlands – BBC News

Date: 2019-12-13 04:43:17

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The Conservatives have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, with the party forecast to win the general election with a comfortable majority.

Jeremy Corbyn said it was a “very disappointing night” – and he would not lead Labour into the next election.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat to the Scottish National Party.

The BBC is now forecasting the Tories will get a majority of 74, with Boris Johnson saying it was a “powerful mandate to get Brexit done”.

Labour have lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum.

They are set to win 63 fewer seats than in 2017, it is suggested.

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