General Election 2019: Exit Poll Points to a Conservative Leadership
As released live via the BBC at 22:00, an exit poll dictates that (if accurate) we are looking at an overwhelming majority vote for the Conservative party and Boris Johnson.
This could result in five more years with a Conservative government taking us through to 2024.
This, of course, is merely an exit poll and not a declaration based in actual results. However, these exit polls have been consistently accurate as proved in predicting the hung parliament in 2017.
The poll predicts a seat split of:
- CON 368 (+50)
- LAB 191 (-71)
- SNP 55 (+20)
- OTH 19 (+1)
- LD 13 (+1)
- PC 3 (-1)
- GRN 1
- BRX 0
This majority forecast of 86 has been quoted as the “largest majority since Thatcher in 1987” by Huw Edwards on the live coverage on BBC News.
This poll also implies further support for the SNP, set to claim a predicted 55 seats – projecting a majority vote for the SNP from Scotland.
Other notable figures are the Brexit Party claiming zero seats and the Liberal Democrats facing a disappointing 13 seats.
Following the catastrophic, projected, loss for Labour, John McDonnel has said that “appropriate decisions” will be taken when discussing the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn and the future of the party.
As of writing, the results are set to release within the following hours which will continue into the early morning.