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Factbox: How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK election

Factbox: How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK election

13.12.2019

Factbox : How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK election

The British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the oustin...

With Prime Minister Boris Johnson winning a sweeping majority, areas that had voted Labour for decades fell to his Conservative Party while the Scottish National Party stormed to victory north of the border.

Swinson was elected as Liberal Democrat leader in July, becoming both the first, and youngest, woman to lead the party. She had been a member of parliament from 2005, apart from a two-year break between 2015 and 2017 when she lost her seat.

- Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, lost his seat to Sinn Fein, meaning the province looked set to elect more Irish nationalists to Britain’s parliament than pro-British unionists for the first time since the partition of Ireland in 1921.

- Dominic Grieve, a former attorney general who was thrown out of the Conservative Party when he voted against Johnson’s Brexit plans, failed to win back his seat as an independent.

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Simply, it is called DEMOCRACY.. don't be surprised.. People voted. People chose. It is one of the strange side effects of 'first past the post', that a party can make respectable gains in the vote share and still lose seats. Can't wait to see England burn!!! Mighty? 🤣

How the mighty fell: biggest upsets in the UK electionHow the mighty fell: biggest upsets in GE2019 Follow our live blog for the latest updates: No. How those who thought they was mighty fell. The british public are the mighty. 🖒 Hi there, your headline says 'mighty' but you've included a picture of Jo Swinson (). Plz fix this. Nigel Farage is now completely irrelevant. Every cloud... GeneralElection2019 ExitPoll UKElection

UK election: Conservatives make net gain of 31 seats so farPrime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have made a net gain of 31 sea... 😡😡😡 Factbox: it was obvious Conservatives would win hands down. GetBrexitDone and bye bye EU

U.K. Election Exit Poll: Tories Win Biggest Majority Since ThatcherExit polling suggests a major win for the Tories and their largest majority since Margaret Thatcher’s in 1987 And look at how she f*cked up the country. Doesn’t bode well. FFS

'Celebrate Boris!': Trump lauds Johnson's UK election victory, hints at a 'massive' trade dealPresident Donald Trump welcomed U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election victory on Friday. New development : FCAC re-define forgery as a daily routine banking transactions. 😈😈. Strong selling and fast on gbpjpy Is there a clip of 45, saying presidential term limits should be eliminated?

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