It appears that Labour has lost so many seats in the UK election that they’ve taken the worst drubbing since before World War II. It’s clear that Jeremy Corbyn will have to resign as leader, and it’s not obvious that the Corbynistas will be able to maintain control of the party. Labour is likely need a fresh face to lead the party.
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The polls closed in the UK parliamentary election at 2200 GMT. The BBC has reported the results of exit polling as follows—
The survey taken at UK polling stations suggests the Tories will get 368 MPs – 50 more than at the 2017 election – when all the results have been counted.
Labour would get 191, the Lib Dems 13, the Brexit Party none and the SNP 55.
The Green Party will still have one MP and Plaid Cymru will lose one seat for a total of three, the survey suggests.
It appears that Boris Johnson has led the Conservatives to a majority and that Labour has taken a beating. We’ll see how well the exit poll matches the real balloting over the next few hours.