This is how many people turned up to vote in the general election


Boris Johnson won the 2019 general election with a decisive majority last night.

With almost all the results now declared, the Conservative prime minister is set to win 78 seats - the biggest Tory majority since 1987.

But what is surprising is that the voting turnout was down compared to the 2017 general election – when Theresa May failed to win a majority.

Although exactly 47,587,254 people across Great Britain voted in the third election in five years, only 67.3% of the electorate turned up to vote – meaning only two-thirds of those eligible did.

With just one seat left to declare, the Conservatives have 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, Liberal Democrats 11 and the DUP have eight.

After being beaten by the largest Conservative majority since 1987, Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not lead the Labour Party in a future election.


He's not fallen on his sword just yet though, and says he will lead the party through a 'period of quiet reflection' before stepping down.

Meanwhile, prime minister Boris Johnson says he will "repay the trust of voters and lead a people's government."

There will be a minor reshuffle on Monday and the Brexit bill is set to go before MPs on Friday 20 December.

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