Election exit poll indicates majority for UK’s ruling Conservative party

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves with dog Dilyn at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, after voting in the general election in London. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party will win a majority of 86 seats in Britain's election, giving him the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit on January 31, an exit poll indicated on Thursday.

The exit poll showed Johnson's Conservatives would win 368 seats, enough for a comfortable outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. Labour were forecast to win 191 seats, the Scottish National Party 55 seats and the Liberal Democrats 13.

Official results will be declared over the next seven hours.

In the last five national elections, only one exit poll has got the outcome wrong – in 2015 when the poll predicted a hung parliament when in fact the Conservatives won a majority, taking 14 more seats than forecast.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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