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Johnson arrives at palace to form new government

The Latest on Britain’s Brexit election (all times local): 11 a.m. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Buckingham Palace for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government in the wake of his Conservative Party’s emphatic election victory. Johnson travelled to Buckingham Palace for the constitutional ritual after securing the largest Conservative majority since Margaret ...

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Bangladesh-origin Afsana Begum becomes British MP for 1st time

Bangladesh-origin Afsana Begum has been elected Member of Parliament (MP) in the UK general election 2019 for the first time from the Poplar and Limehouse constituency as a candidate of Labour Party. Afsana Begum drew 38,660 votes while her nearest contestant Shaun Oak managed to get only 9,756 votes. Apart from Afsana, three more Bangladesh-origin Labour Party leaders–Rushanara Ali, Tulip ...

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UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 648 of the 650 results declared on Friday, the Conservatives had 363 seats and the main ...

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UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

Veteran Labour Party left-wing firebrand Dennis Skinner has lost his seat in the British election, one of many Labour lawmakers ousted by a Conservative challenger in Boris Johnson’s landslide victory. The 87-year-old Skinner would have been the longest serving lawmaker in Parliament’s next term – known as the Father of the House — if he had won Thursday. He was ...

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UK polls: Tulip Siddiq wins for third consecutive term

Tulip Siddiq, the granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been elected in the UK general election with Labour Party ticket. Moreover, Rushanara Ali, Rupa Huq and Afsana Begum, the other three Bangladesh-origin candidates, were also elected in the election. Tulip, the niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, retained her Hampstead and Kilburn seat, albeit with a slightly reduced majority.The ...

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Election results 2019: Conservatives win overall majority

The Conservatives have won an overall majority in the general election, passing the 326 threshold with seats still to declare, reports BBC. The BBC forecasts that Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a majority of 74.The prime minister said it would give him a mandate to “get Brexit done” and take the UK out of the EU next ...

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Brexit Party chief claims credit for Tory gains

The Brexit Party came into Britain’s general election holding no seats in Parliament — and may end up still having no seats in the House of Commons after the results are announced. Some 300 candidates in the single-issue party led by Nigel Farage ran in Thursday’s election. The party sought not to split the pro-Brexit vote by not running in ...

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UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. ...

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General election 2019: Voters head to polls across the UK

The UK is going to the polls for the country’s third general election in less than five years, reports BBC. The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and 2017. Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07:00 GMT.After the polls close at 22:00 ...

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The main parties and policies in the British election

The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parties and their policies: The Conservative Party: “Get Brexit Done” is the key message pushed – over and over — throughout the campaign by flamboyant Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservatives to ...

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