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Westministenders: Election Special 2

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RedToothBrush Thu 12-Dec-19 23:33:58

Exit poll

Con majority of 68.

65 seats regarded technically as still too close to call. But that could mean an even bigger majority.

Blyth Valley has seen a 10% swing to the cons in line with the exit poll. 1st shock of the night

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EweSurname Thu 12-Dec-19 23:35:04

Pmk sad

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Thu 12-Dec-19 23:37:28


Stinkyeddie Thu 12-Dec-19 23:37:34


CendrillonSings Thu 12-Dec-19 23:37:43

2024 will mark 50 years since any Labour leader other than Tony Blair won a majority.

Do you think Labour will take the hint anytime soon?

TheMustressMhor Thu 12-Dec-19 23:37:51


<cat does not wish to feature as devastated by exit poll>

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 12-Dec-19 23:37:53


ChazsBrilliantAttitude Thu 12-Dec-19 23:37:57


DeRigueurMortis Thu 12-Dec-19 23:38:02


BirdandSparrow Thu 12-Dec-19 23:38:21

PMK. This is about Brexit. People want Brexit. It's like a death cult.

lonelyplanetmum Thu 12-Dec-19 23:38:19

With ..% vote reductions in the NE ranging from -7 to -18% so far.

bellinisurge Thu 12-Dec-19 23:38:54

Pmk and last person standing in the house. Apart from the cat.

BirdandSparrow Thu 12-Dec-19 23:39:19

Cendrillion why don't you go and play in the Brexit Arms?

TreesSandSea Thu 12-Dec-19 23:39:33

I should go to bed but I can’t stop rubbernecking. Like being on the scene of an awful accident.

RedToothBrush Thu 12-Dec-19 23:39:42

Paul Brand @PaulBrandITV
Labour shed 15% of their vote in Blyth Valley and 16% in Sunderland South. Absolutely devastating - the North East has traditionally been the most uniformly Labour region in the United Kingdom.

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AutumnCrow Thu 12-Dec-19 23:39:42

Blyth Valley. That's it then. Seats in the south like Reading East and Portsmouth South will be Tory presumably as they only take a smaller swing? Yet they're student constituencies. Don't get it.

OhLookHeKickedTheBall Thu 12-Dec-19 23:39:43

Thanks red

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TheMustressMhor Thu 12-Dec-19 23:40:23

Cat looking pissed off

The80sweregreat Thu 12-Dec-19 23:40:42

It's sad but labour will regroup.
Will just take a while.

Motheroffourdragons Thu 12-Dec-19 23:41:30


CendrillonSings Thu 12-Dec-19 23:42:29


Exit poll latest

Approximate vote share:

Conservative 46%
Labour 32%.

The Conservative share might be greater than 1970 (46.2%).
First time that the incumbent party of government has increased its national vote share at three successive general elections 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Nicely done, Boris! smile

BigChocFrenzy Thu 12-Dec-19 23:42:32

It's 1987 since the Tories last won a decent majority
(Cameron's 2015 majority was tiny)

They only did it by becoming a hard right English Nationalist party, adopting Brexit and being prepared to break up of the UK and crash the economy over a cliff

What will they do for their next GE ?

BirdandSparrow Thu 12-Dec-19 23:42:37

It's sad but labour will regroup. Will just take a while. Thing is, I heard something saying that no party has ever recovered from this much of a battering by the next election, so basically it's Labour in the wilderness for years now.

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