General Election 2019 round-up

The General Election 2019 took place on the 12th December. Millions of people took to their local polling stations to cast their vote as to who should lead the country.

The night started controversially with the announcement of the exit polls which gave the Conservatives a promising lead, predicting them 368 seats. This was above the 326 seats they would need to win to get majority.

As the results started to come in just before 11:30pm, Labour had a strong lead. To viewers, it suggested that the exit polls may not be close to the actual results. But by 3am it was very clear Conservatives were winning – they had an almost 100 seat lead on Labour.

The Conservative Party passed majority at 5am, meaning they had officially won the election (even though some constituencies were yet to be announced!).

Below is a breakdown of the results:

Statistics taken from The Guardian and BBC
The ‘Other’ category refers to the Democratic Unionist Party, Sinn Féin, Plaid Cymru, Social Democratic and Labour Party, Alliance, Brexit Party, Independents, Change and other smaller parties.
‘Change’ refers to the difference of votes between the 2017 and 2019 elections.

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Words and infographic by Niamh Hutchings | Featured image by Jordhan Madec on Unsplash