As I am writing this, at 5.09am, the Conservatives have just passed the 326-seat mark needed to form a majority government. This means that, assuming they pass the deal in Parliament, which they now certainly will, we will be leaving the EU on 31st January 2020.
Labour has lost many of their seats in their “heartlands” and Corbyn has said he will stand down at the next election.
The Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat by 150 votes (just shows every vote really does matter!) However, the Liberal Democrats have increased their vote share more than by any other political party. In some seats, this has put them in second place, rather than third or fourth. This means they are in a position to potentially win more seats at the next election, whenever that may be.
The SNP have gained multiple seats in Scotland, showing that Scottish people want a 2nd referendum on independence. If they didn’t, they probably would have voted for the Liberal Democrats, who are similar to the SNP on other policies, such as Brexit.
And the Brexit Party haven’t gained any seats, as expected. It will be interesting to see what Nigel Farage does next when we leave the EU next year.
This election has been tough and turbulent. There have been many twists and turns, with another “public outrage” always just around the corner.
What happens in the next week will determine the future of the UK for the next decade and beyond. Let’s hope that it is a bright one.