By 0600 GMT the Tories had secured 359 seats, including several in Labour's "red wall" that it had targeted with one of the biggest surprises being the Northumberland former mining community of Blyth Valley, where Conservative candidate Ian Levy won 17,440 votes, or 42.7%, to Labour candidate Susan Dungworth's 16,728, or 40.9%. "With any luck, tomorrow we'll be getting to work".
Labour were forecast to win 191 seats, the worst result for the party since 1935, after offering voters a second referendum and the most radical socialist government in generations.
"That's exactly what we said we would do in the general election campaign - deliver on the priorities - people's priorities and pledges that we've made throughout the campaign, including in our general election manifesto". Labour won 203 seats.
"This is obviously a very disappointing night for the Labour Party with the result that we've got", Corbyn said after being re-elected in his own north London electoral seat.
Johnson called the first Christmas election since 1923 to break what he said was the paralysis of Britain's political system after more than three years of crisis over Brexit.
A party spokesman said: "We, of course, knew this was going to be a challenging election, with Brexit at the forefront of many people's minds and our country increasingly polarised".
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While Brexit framed the election, the slow-motion exit from the European Union has variously tired, enthused and enraged voters while eroding loyalties to the two major parties.
"Jeremy Corbyn might have been bright, shiny and new in 2017, but by 2019, I think people have really got the measure of him and you're also seeing that come through tonight". A third contributor to Labour's struggles, and thus, the Tories' landslide, was likely Jeremy Corbyn's personal unpopularity; according to YouGov, the Labour leader entered the election with an approval rating of 21 percent, with 61 percent of Britons holding a negative opinion of him.
Snell said a combination of the perception that Labour was blocking Britain's exit from the European Union, and some voters dislike of Corbyn meant he expected to lose the seat his party had held since it was created in 1950.
He added that "no stone will be left unturned" when it comes to the election review.
The Scottish National Party would have 55 seats.
Sir Ed told Sophie that it was "too early" to rule himself out as the next Labour leader and that there were "glimmers of hope" for his party. We've indicated that if we get a functioning majority - a Conservative majority in parliament - we will move things forward.