British Prime Minister Borris Johnson on Saturday vowed to repay the support of traditional Labour voters who reposed their trust in the Conservatives by voting for them in the elections. Johnson, who championed the Brexit cause, got enormous support for the Tories from northeastern part of the country. “I can imagine people’s pencil’s hovering over the ballot paper and wavering before coming down for us and the Conservatives,” Johnson said. “And I want the people of the northeast to know that we in the Conservative party—and I—will repay your trust,” the British PM added.
Johnson asserted that after the first stage of Brexit was completed, his government would focus on bread-and-butter issues important to Labour voters.
Interestingly, the working-class in north England dropped its traditional support for Labour and relegated the century-old party to its worst finish since the 1930s.
Moreover, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson got a thumping majority in the recently concluded elections in Britain. His Conservative party got 365 seats reducing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party to just 203 in a 650-member house.
His return is likely to end the uncertainty over Brexit and will help him to take the UK out of the European Union by the end of next month. Buoyed by the results, 55-year-old Johnson had said that the victory would give him a mandate to “get Brexit done” and take the UK out of the EU next month.
After getting the majority, Johnson’s party got the biggest win for a Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.