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UK’s landmark postwar elections: When Boris Johnson sought and got a mandate to ‘Get Brexit Done’


Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — In the fall of 2019, the recently-appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an election that was about one issue: Brexit. The 2016 Brexit referendum, won narrowly by those backing an exit from the European Union, had triggered a chaotic period in politics. With Labour’s Brexit policy unclear and its left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn deeply unpopular, Johnson’s Conservatives won their biggest majority since 1987 under Margaret Thatcher. Labour suffered its worst election result in terms of seats since the 1930s.

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