Tories win landslide majority in 'disappointing' election for Labour

Biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher

Biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher

After a tumultuous few weeks of campaigning, the Conservative party won their largest majority since Margaret Thatcher's 1987 victory in last night’s general election, while Labour is facing its worst defeat since 1935.

The Tory party has won 361 seats so far, with 645 seats counted so far this morning, a 47 seat increase. They are forecast to have a total of 364 seats when all results are counted. Labour, mean...

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