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    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.

    Conservative UK supporters have inundated social media with exuberant rejoicing as exit polls indicated a sweeping Parliamentary majority for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives in the general election on 12 December.

    Labour supporters, on the other hand, were on Twitter, expressing profound disappointment with the crushing defeat of the party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, who appears to have presided over the worst performance for his party since 1935.

    Left-wingers are expressing their anger at the “rich, privileged white men who've ruined our country”.

    ​Others deplored the fact that Tories had won in many traditionally Labour battlegrounds.

    ​Many bemoaned the future of the National Health Service – a contentious issue during the election campaign.

    ​The hashtag #NotMyPrimeMinister and #Notmygovernment also started trending, as well as the Canada hashtag, with people expressing their desire to move away and be 'saved' by Justin Trudeau.

    Conservative fans delighted in the 'lefty tears', posting memes mocking their left-wing rivals' distraught Twitter posts.

    ​With all but one district declared on Friday morning, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives had won 364 seats — 47 more than they won in the last election in 2017.

    The party’s triumph is the biggest since Margaret Thatcher scooped a third term in 1987.

    The sweeping victory now gives Prime Minister Boris Johnson a comfortable majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, after he called a snap poll in the hopes of gaining an advantage for his Conservative Party to finally "get Brexit done."

    Snap General Election in UK (36)


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