16 Dec 2019

UK election: Boris Johnson headed back to Downing St

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 16 December 2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a big majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands.

Mr Johnson won a Commons majority of 80 in last week's general election --his party's biggest election win for 30 years.

Meanwhile Labour suffered its worst election result since 1935 and saw its vote share fall by eight points.

The BBC's political correspondent Rob Watson speaks to Corin Dann.