The United Kingdom is holding a general election on 12 December 2019 that will see each parliamentary constituency elect one MP to the House of Commons under the country’s first-past-the-post system.
All 650 seats will be contested in the vote, with 326 needed for a majority.
UK Prime Minister Johnson called for an early vote in a bid to break the impasse over his proposed terms for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. According to the British PM, after the election, a new Parliament and government will be able to endorse the deal. This could put a lid on the political turmoil that the UK has been living with since the Brexit referendum in June 2016.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit and repay his voters trust after leading his Conservative Party to a "historic" general election triumph, offering him a majority of 80 in the House of Commons - the party's largest since 1987.
After regaining his own seat in London, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to get Brexit done next month as planned. He also said that the election result proves that leaving the EU is the "irresistible" decision of the British people.
A BBC editor said that EU leaders are also aware that UK prime minister Boris Johnson could become "hardline" and are set to quickly ratify a Brexit deal to prepare for negotiations amid the 12 December election results.
As the final results of the UK general election roll in, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a commanding Conservative victory provides him with “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done,” as the Labour Party is left contemplating its disastrous poll result.
Labour has shown its worst election result since the 1930s, with a heavy defeat at the hands of Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party. Labour supporters on social media are at loggerheads about who is to blame for the poll disaster.
The news comes after Conservatives earned massive gains in seats across the UK, including traditionally Labour-held constituencies across the Midlands, northeast and others, and following UK prime minister Boris Johnson's fresh calls to deliver Brexit.
Shockwaves rippled throughout Britain within seconds of the the country’s myriad polling stations closing at 10pm on 12th December, after a seismic exit poll revealed Boris Johnson's Conservative party were on track for a parliamentary majority verging on three figures for the first time since 1987.
Voters in the UK went to the polls on Thursday, 12 December, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeking a decisive victory which would allow him to push ahead with his Brexit deal. Sputnik looks at 12 constituencies which tell the story of the night.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans to stand down before the next election after Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered what looks to be a Tory landslide in the UK poll on 12 December.
Political rivals Lord Buckethead and Count Binface have clashed in the prime minister’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip in a satirical battle.
While the final results are still being counted, exit polls and results in several regions in Northern England predict a commanding majority for Boris Johnson.
LONDON (Sputnik) - As the United Kingdom heads to the polls for what many consider to be the most important general election in a generation, UK voters are tired from the seemingly endless Brexit saga and expect the new prime minister — whoever it be — to finally resolve the issue.
The British Pound Sterling is set for a volatile day as UK voters take to the polls on Thursday, with many financial pundits from the City weighing in on the world's oldest national currency.
As the UK heads to the polls on 12 December to vote in the snap general election called in October by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, political parties and leaders are encouraging supporters to go out and vote.
Social media was flooded with memes and photos of voters and their partisan pooches under the hashtag #dogsatpollingstations, with plenty of cheeky comments ensuing.
The United Kingdom votes on Thursday in what both Conservative and Labour politicians have called the most important general election in a generation.
Elections in the UK traditionally take place every four or five years; in October, however, MPs voted for a snap poll as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pressed parliament to call a general election in the hopes of gaining a working majority for his Conservative Party to deliver on his promise to ‘get Brexit done’.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom votes on Thursday in what both Conservative and Labour politicians have called the most important general election in a generation, as both parties attempt to unite a country split firmly down the middle regarding major issues such as Brexit and the NHS.
The 12th of December will see UK citizens head to polling stations to cast their votes in the UK early general elections convened in an attempt to overcome the stalemate over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
On the final day of the election campaign in the UK, opinion polls see the Conservative Party on 43% and Labour on 34%. Dr Ben Williams, a tutor in Politics and Political Theory at Salford University, shares his forecast for Thursday's vote.