At 6:30 am on 13 December, Salford Now could report that the Conservatives won the general election with a majority of 66.

The Tories have won a majority government of 66 by taking traditional Labour seats in pro-leave areas of the UK.

ITV political correspondent, Daniel Hewitt, offered some insight on how Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to achieve this.

He said: “Boris Johnson went after the leave vote with the ‘Get Brexit Done’ campaign and it’s worked, it’s worked to remarkable levels. I think even within Number 10 and GCHQ, they couldn’t have dreamt of a majority this big.”

Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he will not be leading the Labour party into another general election.

Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson, lost her East Dunbartonshire seat to the SNP this morning. Irish party Sinn Fein took the Belfast North seat from the DUP’s deputy leader, Nigel Dodds.

In Salford, however, Labour have held onto their seats in all three constituencies. Rebecca Long-Bailey explained how the night went at the Salford and Eccles count: “Happy, bittersweet when you look at the national picture, that we have colleagues who have lost their seats.”


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