Boris Johnson. Illustration: thesun.co.uk
December 12, 2019 in the UK held parliamentary elections. The ruling Conservative party won for them a victory unprecedented in comparison with the results of the elections in the preceding three decades. At the same time, according to the known rule of “communicating vessels”, the UK’s largest opposition labour party suffered the worst defeat in the last eight decades. The results of the extraordinary British election blocked all the proposed projections.
By the morning of Friday, over 650 separate constituencies, the final results were obtained in 649 constituencies. In the end, the conservatives led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be able to form by next Tuesday in the new lower house of the British Parliament faction of at least 364 deputies. This will mean that the Conservative party increased its representation in 47 places. At least the conservatives will have a margin of 78 deputies, compared with the factions of the lower house of all the other parties combined.In 2019 the conservatives did not managed to block a record election result in 1987. Then Margaret Thatcher was able to form his third government of 376 deputies from his party with a majority of 102 votes.
On Friday morning, Boris Johnson in his official morning declared victory in the elections and stated that the government of the Conservative party received from the British electorate the power to cancel “without further ADO” the current term of a British exit from the European Union. The British Prime Minister said that for three and a half years after the referendum in 2016 on EU exit policy “the time spent on debate and controversy,” but now he has put an end to “this nonsense”. Johnson will now be able to push through the Parliament agreed with the Brussels agreement on the terms and conditions of a British exit from the EU. His statement about “cancellation of the current term” may mean that the UK will leave the EU a little before the appointed time on January 31, 2020.
In relation to other Premier Johnson confirmed that the conservative government has made the development of the public health system (NHS) as one of its main priorities and in accordance with their campaign promises will increase the number of nurses in hospitals by 50 thousand people, district doctors — on 6 thousand In the country will build 40 new hospitals.
The fraction of the lower chamber of the labour party, headed by Jeremy Corbin decreased by 59 seats to 203 members.
The labour party got its worst result since 1935. In the parliamentary elections of 1935 the labour party led by the leader Clement Attlee got 154 seats. However, while such a low result was offset by a significant improvement of the membership of the labour party. So ten years later — in 1945 under the leadership of the same Attlee labour party immediately after the victorious end of world war II defeated at the election of the Prime Minister Winston Churchill with his conservatives.
According to British analysts, the labour party now has no chance to achieve this in the foreseeable future. In a brief analysis made by the group on forecasting global political and economic risks of the Eurasian group in London, the current reduction in parliamentary representation of the labour party meant that the conservatives can easily win two of the next parliamentary elections, each based on the current British electoral law. Experts also argue that the current Conservative party to win also means that the UK leaving the European Union on 31 January 2020. Thus, held early parliamentary elections were informal referendum on Brexia precluding repeated formal referendum, before its opponents out of the EU. The decisive factor is that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson will no longer be bound by opponents of Breccia in the ranks of his own Conservative party.
As for the labour leader — Jeremy Corbin, today, Friday, he announced that he will resign, and the labour party at the next election will lead to another Chapter of the party. However, Corbin said that he will remain at his post as long as the party will not appreciate what happened. According to Corbin, the election program of the labour party was immensely popular and reassuring voters, but Brexit so stoked election fever that has completely overturned the normal clashes of political views that led to the “deeply disappointing” the result of the election for the labour party.
The Scottish national party (SNP) party Scottish nationalists, strongly opposed to Breccia showed good results at the extraordinary elections. Its representation from 13 deputies it expanded to 48. Thus, the SNP became the second largest opposition party. And Scotland showed a higher level of consolidation here opponents of Breccia. It strengthens Scottish separatism.
The opposition in the third row stood up to the liberal Democrats. According to nearly final figures, the Liberal party won 11 seats — one less than she had. However, in his own constituency in Scotland, the party leader Joe Swinson lost its mandate. Her absence in Parliament also means that the liberal Democrats will have to choose a new party leader, who concurrently become Chairman of the faction.
It is significant that in the elections received no seats in Parliament the Party of Breccia Nigel Farage and the Party United Kingdom independence (UKIP) Patricia mountain. But for candidates from the Party of Breccia in districts across the country voted 642 thousand voters, and for UKIP — only 22 thousand voters. It is obvious that with the departure of the charismatic UKIP leader, Farage, its electorate had gone to the new parties created by this consistent opponent of British membership in the EU.
The democratic unionist party (DUP) Ulster Protestants got in the new composition of the British Parliament with 8 seats. But now in this new configuration, the conservatives do not need their services. “Veto” of the unionists in relation to the conditions of Breccia for Northern Ireland is removed.
Irish Republican Sinn FEIN received seven seats. The Welsh nationalist Party of Wales — four. The new composition of the lower house of Parliament were a single representative of the British green party.