THE Conservative Party is forecast to win its largest general election majority since Margaret Thatcher.
Boris Johnson’s ‘get Brexit done’ message appears to have resonated with voters, with the exit polls suggesting a landslide victory of 368 MPs to Labour’s 191.
The Liberal Democrats are set to take 13 seats, the Scottish National Party, 55, Green, 1 and the Brexit Party, 0.
A majority of 325 seats is needed to form a government in the House of Commons.
The exit poll of 20,000 voters in 144 polling stations forecasts Labour’s lowest number of seats since 1935.
The poll, carried out as voters leave polling stations, was conducted by Ipsos MORI for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News.
Labour have lost Blythe Valley in the West Midlands – a seat the party has held since 1950.
Meanwhile, Jeremy’s Corbyn’s party have held onto the seats of Houghton and Sunderland South, and Newcastle Central.
The predicted results have caused the Pound-to-Euro exchange value to surge to 1.2064, the highest it has been since the 2016 EU membership referendum.
Leaders in the expat community have expressed their shock at the surprising exit poll results.
Sue Wilson, chair of the Bremain in Spain group said: “Shocking exit poll results. What has the British public done? Its mass suicide.”
The Tories’ victory in what has been dubbed ‘the most important post-war election’ puts the UK on course to leave the EU on January 31.
In an exclusive poll of 2,100 Olive Press readers earlier this year, a shocking 27% still backed Brexit.
Earlier today, Anne Hernandez of Brexpats said expats’ slammed the lack of attention afforded to the post-Brexit rights of British people in Spain.
“The best possible outcome is that Boris is gone and even better if he lost Uxbridge,” she told the Olive Press.
Although Johnson looks set to have an enormous mandate to govern the UK, Hernandez may be right about Uxbridge.
Sky News’ Laura Jayes said Tory insiders told her that the incumbent Prime Minister was ‘genuinely in trouble’ in his constituency.