United Kingdom general election 2019: Young voters throng polling booths as Brexit dominates

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with his dog Dilyn as he leaves from a polling station in central London

But he may become the first Labour Prime Minister since Gordon Brown in 2010 with the support of the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP), both pro-remain parties. But the lead had narrowed considerably, leaving the possibility of another hung parliament as the changing landscape of United Kingdom politics leaves the result as uncertain as ever.

After Johnson was re-elected in Uxbridge, west London, in which he increased his majority, he said: "It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done".

With nearly all results declared for the 650-seat parliament, Johnson's Conservative party had secured 362 seats - its biggest majority since the heyday of Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

Corbyn and the Labour Party have failed to end almost ten years of Conservative rule.

There have already been long queues at some polling stations as the country casts its vote - with polls still showing a Conservative majority but also offering hints that another hung Parliament could be in the offing.

"Folks, today is the day".

Tory leader Mr Johnson turned up to the polling station in Storey's Gate, a street overlooked by Westminster Abbey, with his dog Dilyn in tow on Thursday, only an hour after polls opened.

Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party has been tarnished by allegations of antisemitism.

"You can vote to save our NHS [national health service]".

The pound traded steady at $1.3191 by 10:00 a.m.in London, after touching US$1.3229, the highest since March 27. You can vote to rescue our planet.


A polling station at Merry Bells Village Hall in Wheatley, near Oxford.

It was not clear how many dogs got into voting booths.

He campaigned on promises to withdraw Britain from the European Union on January 31 and cut taxes while funding improvements to health, education, police and rail services.

After touching an nearly three-year low in early September, it has recovered on expectations that Johnson's gamble to call an election could result in a majority that would allow him to push his Brexit deal through Parliament.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn seems to be doing everything to steer the elections away from the Brexit theme.

After failing to deliver Brexit by an October 31 deadline, Johnson called the election to break what he cast as political paralysis that had thwarted Britain's departure and sapped confidence in the economy.

There's also the option of a minority coalition, where the governing party makes a formal agreement with a smaller party but together they still don't have a majority, meaning they have to seek support in the Commons for every vote.

Investors prefer Johnson's market-friendly policies to Corbyn's promises to renationalize industries and redistribute wealth.

Leading political analysts have warned that a hung parliament remains possible.

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