STANLEY JOHNSON has confirmed he had a conversation with his son – and Prime Minister – Boris Johnson just hours after the exit poll came out.
Stanley Johnson has revealed the details of a short conversation he shared with Boris Johnson a couple of hours after an exit poll confirmed a landslide victory for his son. Mr Johnson told BBC Radio 4 that he had exchanged WhatsApp messages with his son as the election results were coming in. The father of the British Prime Minister is a former Remainer who has since insisted the country must follow the will of the people and leave the EU.
Speaking to the BBC this morning, Stanley Johnson said: “I sent him a message – things seem to be going alright, don’t they?
“He said, they have gone alright. We have the final vote in and it is superb.”
Boris Johnson’s father later admitted that he was “proud” of his son for the resounding triumph.
The former I’m A Celebrity contestant did admit he was “a little bit stunned” by the scale of the victory.
The Tories have ended up with a majority of 78 seats, giving Mr Johnson a mandate for his “get Brexit done” pledge.
Mr Johnson’s party ended up with 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, the Lib Dems 12, Plaid Cymru four, the Greens one, and the Brexit Party none.
Labour lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Leave in the 2016 referendum.
Mr Corbyn’s party is facing its worst defeat since 1935.
Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not fight another election as Labour leader after the party was swept aside in its traditional heartlands.
Jo Swinson has quit as Liberal Democrat leader after losing her seat to the SNP.
Boris Johnson said that he will work “night and day” to repay the trust of voters following the “historic” election victory.
In a victory speech, Mr Johnson told activists it was a “new dawn” for the country.
He said: “The people want change. We cannot and we must not let them down.
“We will get Brexit done on time by 31 January, no ifs, no buts, not maybe.”
Mr Johnson said the Tories’ thumping victory had “smashed the roadblock” in Parliament over Brexit and put an end to the “miserable threats” of a second referendum.