Exit poll suggests Boris Johnson is on course for a huge win in UK election
10:35, Friday, 13 December, 2019
Boris Johnson's election gamble appears to have paid off.
An exit poll and series of stunning results suggested his Conservative Party was on course to secure a large majority in the House of Commons, putting Brexit firmly back on track and sending the opposition Labour party into a tailspin. The exit poll, conducted for the UK's main broadcasters, predicted the Conservatives would win 368 seats, well ahead of Labour's 191. The Scottish National Party was projected to win 55 seats, with the Liberal Democrats on 13.
Reacting to the exit polls, Johnson thanked the Conservative Party's voters, candidates and volunteers. "We live in the greatest democracy in the world," he tweeted.