Boris Johnson has won a huge victory in the United Kingdom’s general election putting Britain on course for a rapid exit from the European Union.
The Conservative Party leader is on course to secure the largest parliamentary majority for his party since Margaret Thatcher in 1987 after support for the opposition Labour Party collapsed.
The Conservatives are projected to win 363 seats with Labour reduced to just 203.
The British prime minister said the result was an endorsement of his plan to “get Brexit done.”
“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done,” he said after winning his Uxbridge seat.
“And not just to get Brexit done, but to unite this country and to take it forward and to focus on the priorities of the British people.”
The pound soared as much as 2.7% against the dollar after the exit poll was announced