Boris Johnson set to win UK Elections: Exit Polls
London : Boris Johnson is on his way to get an emphatic win in the recently concluded UK Elections, said Exit Polls. BBC's report showed that the Prime Minister's Conservative Party would win 368 seats in Parliament, with a large majority of approximately 86, and a mandate to fulfil its campaign pledge of "Getting Brexit Done."
If the projection turns into reality then it will be the Conservative Party’s biggest majority since the days of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
The exit poll predicts a dismal result for the Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, giving them just 191 seats compared to 262 in 2017, the opposition party’s worst result since 1935.
The actual results may differ from the projections as the counting of votes will begin on Thursday night. Most seats are expected to be confirmed by around 6 a.m. local time, or 1 a.m. eastern.
The exit poll, commissioned this year by the BBC, ITV and Sky News, was released as the clock struck 10 p.m. local time when polling stations close.
Results from the exit poll
The BBC exit poll shows:
The Conservatives winning 368 seats
The Labour Party winning 191 seats
The Scottish National Party winning 55 seats
The Liberal Democrats winning 13 seats
The Brexit Party winning zero seats
Number of seats required for the majority
The number of seats required for the majority to form the government is 320, according to the Institute for Government.