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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves after addressing the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. 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.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain's divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January. Johnson's promise to “get...

The Latest: Macron: UK and EU will remain tied after Brexit

Dec. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and Europe will remain inextricably tied even after Brexit, which is now set to take place on Jan. 31 after Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a convincing majority in...

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency count declaration at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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...

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Britain's election are showing a surge in support for to the Conservatives in northern England seats where Labour has long been dominant. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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...

British opposition Liberal Democrats Party Leader Jo Swinson speaks as she joins activists for a final day election rally in Guildford, England, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 during the General Election campaign tour. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The main parties and policies in the British election

Dec. 12, 2019 2:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s election 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...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, centre, gestures with Christmas wrapping paper, during a visit to IG Design Group, wrapping paper designer and producer in Hengoed, south Wales, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 on the final day of campaigning for the general election. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12.  (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)

The main parties and policies in the British election

Dec. 11, 2019 1:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — 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...

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a head to head live Election Debate at the BBC TV studios in Maidstone, England, Friday Dec. 6, 2019.  Britain's Brexit is one of the main issues for political parties and for voters, as the UK prepares for a General Election on Dec. 12.  The debate is moderated by TV presenter Nick Robinson, right. ( Jeff Overs/BBC via AP)

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before the general U.K. vote. Reddit said in a statement...

Environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion protesters are dressed as bees and glue themselves to the front of Liberal Democrats Party bus  carrying party leader Jo Swinson, during a visit to a youth centre in London, while on the General Election campaign trail, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. The UK goes to the polls in a General Election on Dec. 12. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

Climate activists target Liberal Democrats in UK election

Dec. 4, 2019 7:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Extinction Rebellion says six of its activists have targeted the U.K. election campaign bus of the Liberal Democrats including one protester dressed as a bee who glued himself to the windshield. Pete McCall said Wednesday he used super glue to attach himself to the bus which was on a swing...

The Chulmleigh College school choir sings and signs 'A Lovely Day' as Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader, Boris Johnson visit in Chulmleigh, England, Thursday Nov. 28, 2019, ahead of the general election on Dec. 12. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)

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...

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, speaks during a BBC Question Time live debate, in Sheffield, England, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. ( Jeff Overs/BBC via AP)

UK Labour Party leader Corbyn defends neutral Brexit stance

Nov. 23, 2019 1:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is defending his decision to remain neutral in a possible future referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. Corbyn said Saturday that he plans to be an “honest broker” in a Brexit referendum rather than urge voters to...