Tories win landslide majority in 'disappointing' election for Labour

Biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher

Anna Fedorova
Boris Johnson wins big

Boris Johnson wins big

After a tumultuous few weeks of campaigning, the Conservative party won their largest majority since Margaret Thatcher's 1987 victory in last night’s General Election, while Labour is facing its worst defeat since 1935.

The Tory party has won 364 seats, a 47 seat increase. They are forecast to have a total of 364 seats when all results are counted. Labour, meanwhile, lost 59 seats to end up with 203, in what leader...

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