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13 Dec 2019

Conservatives win decisive victory as Labour vote collapses

‘We pulled it off, didn’t we’ – Boris Johnson declared this morning as he pledged he would unite the country and ‘get Brexit done’ by the end of January next year – celebrating the biggest Tory majority since 1987.

For Labour – with Jeremy Corbyn’s political project left shredded amid their worst result since the 1930s – the search will now begin not just for a new leader, but a new purpose. And a night of disappointment for the Lib Dems too – their former leader Jo Swinson one of the electoral casualties.