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Tories win 'huge victory' in general election

Tories win 'huge victory' in general election

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:45am 13th December 2019. (Updated at 1:05pm 14th December 2019)

The Tories have secured a huge victory in the general election.

The Conservative Party won their biggest majority at an election since the 1980s!

Boris Johnson even tore seats from Labour in its heartlands.

The Prime Minister says they have now got a "powerful new mandate to get Brexit done".

"It does look as though this one nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate - to get Brexit done."

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister

Meantime Jeremy Corbyn has announced he will not stand again as leader in any future election campaign.

His party has had its lowest number of seats since 1935, losing some of its strongholds in the north of England.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her seat to the SNP, which has become the dominant force in Scotland.

Leader Nicola Sturgeon says the country must now be granted another independence referendum.

The result has been good for the pound - which is up against the dollar and the euro. 

While the US President, Donald Trump, has congratulated Boris Johnson on Twitter.

In Cornwall, Redruth and Camborne, Truro and Falmouth, St Austell and Newquay, North Cornwall and South East Cornwall have all remained blue.

The St Ives will be the last in the UK to declare, after bad weather hampered the ballots being transferred on the Isles of Scilly.

You can follow the latest updates on Pirate FM's election live blog here.

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