'We broke the deadlock!' Boris Johnson delivers victory speech after landslide election win
We pulled it off ... we broke the deadlock
– Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers impassioned victory speech after 'historic' election win
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delivered a euphoric victory speech, telling his supporters 'we pulled it off ... we broke the deadlock', as he repeated his promise to get Brexit done after his party secured a landslide win at the general election.
On a dramatic night in politics, the Conservative party secured 364 seats in a 'historic' election victory, as Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost her seat and Jeremy Corbyn declared he'll no longer lead Labour in future elections following a bruising night of losses.
We ended the gridlock ... we smashed the roadblock
– An elated Mr Johnson hails stunning election victory and declares it a new dawn for the country
Speaking at the Conservative's victory rally, Mr Johnson paid tribute to colleagues who 'lost their seats through no fault of their own' but congratulated his party on its biggest majority in three decades, declaring it a 'new dawn' for the country.
"Getting Brexit done is the irresistible, irrefutable, unarguable decision of the British people," he said. "With this decision, we've put an end to all those miserable threats of a second referendum."
Thanking traditional Labour supporters who backed the Conservatives for the first time, he said: "Your hand may have quivered over the ballot paper before you put your cross in the Conservative box and you may intend to return to Labour next time round.
"If that's the case, I'm humbled that you have put your trust in me and you put your trust in us. I and we will never take your support for granted."
In his speech, Mr Johnson, who has since returned to Downing Street along with his partner Carrie Symonds, insisted he will 'work day and night' to get Brexit done by January 31, 'no ifs and no buts'.
I will make it my mission to work night and day, flat out, to prove you right in voting for me this time and to earn your support in the future. In this election your voice has been heard, and it's about time too.
– Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeats promise to deliver on Brexit by 31 January.
Mr Johnson went on to reiterate his commitment to the NHS, insisting it remains the party's top priority.
Concluding his speech, Mr Johnson repeated his promise to restore unity and 'get Brexit done'.
"Let's unite this country, let's spread opportunity to every corner of the UK," he said.
"Let's get Brexit done but first, my friends, let's get breakfast done!"