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UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Dec. 13, 2019 2:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — 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 642 of the...

The Latest: Jubilant Johnson says Brexit will of the people

Dec. 13, 2019 2:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 7:35 a.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s shows that getting Brexit done has now proved to be the will of the British people. In a jubilant speech to party supporters,...

UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Dec. 13, 2019 2:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — 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 642 of...

The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

Dec. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local): 6 a.m. 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...

Leaders scramble for final votes as UK's ugly election ends

Dec. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts. On the last day of the campaign, political leaders dashed around the U.K. on Wednesday trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the...

Holiday rom-com 'Love, Actually' inspires UK election memes

Dec. 10, 2019 11:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday season has played a surprisingly large role in the campaign for Thursday's general election. It has inspired...

Boy on hospital floor dominates Britain's election campaign

Dec. 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at his photo....

Farage’s Brexit Party hit by split a week before UK election

Dec. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier this year, saw...

Surge in new voters sparks talk of UK election ‘youthquake’

Nov. 29, 2019 2:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — In a British election dominated by Brexit, young voters who had no say in the country’s decision to leave the European Union could hold the key to victory. That is, if they can be bothered to vote. It has long been a truth in British politics that young people vote in lower numbers...

Opponents attack Johnson’s character as UK election looms

Nov. 28, 2019 2:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition parties intensified attacks on Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday with two weeks to go until election day, as polls suggested the U.K. leader’s Conservatives have a substantial lead. Johnson was accused of running scared of scrutiny after he declined...