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British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after delivering his speech during the Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Convention Centre, Britain. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/EPA

When Boris Johnson returned to Westminster in triumph after the general election, he was cheered into the Commons chamber by his 365 Conservative MPs,(...)

 Boris Johnson at Downing Street: “We will work round the clock to repay your trust and to deliver on your priorities with a parliament that works for you.” Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Speaking outside Downing Street on Friday afternoon, Boris Johnson acknowledged that he owed his resounding victory to constituencies that had not vot(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon: “Boris Johnson has a mandate to take England out of the EU but he must accept that I have a mandate to give Scotland a choice for an alternative future.” Photograph:  Andrew Milligan

The Scottish National Party scored a landslide across Scotland as party leader Nicola Sturgeon said its “overwhelming” victory presented an undeniable(...)

Sterling  soared, gilts fell and British stocks surged after prime minister Boris Johnson won a majority in the UK general election. Photograph: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg

For financial market investors that have cheered Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the UK general election, it might be worth casting their minds b(...)

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson reacts as she loses her East Dumbartonshire constituency. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Defeated Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she was proud that her party was the “unapologetic voice” of stopping Brexit in the election despite (...)

Conservative party supporters Johnnie Burke-Gaffney and Paula Jensen pose beside a cardboard cut-out of Boris Johnson as they celebrate the Tories’ election win in London. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The roars bounced around the walls of the sports bar near London’s Trafalgar Square at 10pm. Apprehension about a hung parliament gave way to cheers (...)

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
UK election: Quotes of the night
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  • December 13, 2019, 08:58

Here are some of the best quotes from the UK general election results night so far: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government h(...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks with members of the media at the count centre in Glasgow on December. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the election success of the Scottish National Party (SNP) gives her a “renewed, refreshed and strengthened” mandate for a(...)

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