Conservatives officially declared winners of General Election after dramatic night

The Conservatives have officially been declared winners of the General Election after crossing the 326-seat threshold. On an eventful night that saw the Labour vote collapse, Boris Johnson will continue as Prime Minister describing the victory as a ‘powerful mandate to get Brexit done. Jeremy Corbyn conceded defeat, saying he would not be leading the Labour party into the next General Election following the collapse of the so-called red wall. He said he would leave after a notice period of reflection. Labour peer Andrew Adonis tweeted: ‘I think the “period of reflection” required to assess the need for new leadership of the Labour Party should be about ten minutes.’

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