U.K. General Election 2019: Conservatives Headed for a Majority, Exit Poll Shows
Prime Minister Boris Johnson now seems likely to lead Britain through Brexit, its most momentous transition since World War II.
The Conservatives are projected to win 368 seats in Parliament, versus 191 for the Labour Party.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party appeared to be on course for a solid majority in the British Parliament, according to an exit poll. A victory in the general election on Thursday would cement Mr. Johnson’s claim to 10 Downing Street, paving the way for Britain’s exit from the European Union in less than two months.
For the prime minister, whose brief tenure has been marked by legal reversals, scorched-earth politics and unrelenting chaos, it would be an extraordinary vindication. Defying predictions that he would be tossed out of his job, Mr. Johnson now seems likely to lead Britain through its most momentous transition since World War II.