Boris Johnson's Conservative party has secured a majority by seizing seats from the Labour party in its traditional heartlands in the north and midlands. Johnson remains prime minister and should now be able to get his Brexit deal through parliament. After a disastrous night, Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not lead the Labour party into the next election. Meanwhile the Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson and the DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds have lost their seats.
One of the earliest results seemed to confirm predictions of big Labour losses in the north-east. But they held onto the seat, not least because the leave vote was split between Conservatives and the Brexit party.
Jeremy Corbyn as PM was the only thing giving me some hope for the future; for peace, justice. Have been in a state of shock all day (I’m in the US atm). Crying now. Devastated. Our country is dominated by a-holes, in media etc. Where do we go from here? #ElectionResults2019— Vote For Peace 🕊 (@jamesforpeace) December 13, 2019
Neoliberal centrists will claim Labour's loss is because Corbyn was "too left-wing," but it's the opposite: He should have campaigned for a socialist Brexit— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) December 13, 2019
Calling for a new referendum was a mistake. They already had one—a majority supported leaving the EU! You can't erase that
We are socialists.— James Foster (@JamesEFoster) December 12, 2019
We stay. We learn. We fight.
We don't give up on people.
And based on this, people are going to need us like never before.
So many have done so much to harm us.
So many have spread lies, smears & misinformation about Corbyn.
But the fight goes on.#UKElection
I don't regret backing & campaigning for Jeremy Corbyn one bit— TheLuckyHeron🌍 (@LuckyHeronSay) December 13, 2019
Between a rock & a hard place on brexit no one could have won against the levels of media bias we saw, especially from @BBC
The appetite for radical change exists no matter how they'll crow
Solidarity Jeremy 💚
If this poll is right then Johnson’s Trumpian politics has flooded this country and we have lost our country to the populist right. How deeply sad. How tragic. #exitpoll— Jolyon Rubinstein (@JolyonRubs) December 12, 2019
I don't blame the #exitpoll results on Corbyn or labour, I blame it on the media and tories.— Dr Claire Trévien (@CTrevien) December 12, 2019
It makes me sick to see the left infighting already.
Policies don't matter anymore, the hard-right bank on cartoonish personalities and lies & it's worked.
That Goodbye NHS is trending immediately following the #exitpoll breaks my heart as an NHS doctor.— Dr Lauren Gavaghan (@DancingTheMind) December 12, 2019
Perhaps the UK has to get a taste of real Trumpian politics before it regains it’s senses. There will be serious damage done though.
It’s time for free education for all.
— Jeremy Corbyn | Vote today 🌹 (@jeremycorbyn) December 12, 2019
— failedevolution (@failedevolution) December 11, 2019
Who will benefit most from a Labour victory under Jeremy Corbyn?
— failedevolution (@failedevolution) December 9, 2019