2019 UK General Election

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Results & turnout

-Conservatives: 365 seats(gained 47), 43.6% of the vote

-Labour: 203 seats(lost 59), 32.2% of the vote

-SNP: 48 seats(gained 13), 3.9% of the vote

-LibDem: 11 seats(lost one), 11.5% of the vote

-DUP: Eight seats

-Other: 15 seats

-Turnout was 67.3%

-As a result, Boris Johnson kept his title as Prime Minister

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Voting statistics(class, age, gender)

-Men: 46% Conservative, 31% Labour, 17% LibDem

-Women: 44% Conservative, 35% Labour, 11% LibDem

-Class AB: 42% Conservative, 32% Labour

-Class C1: 43% Conservative, 34% Labour

-Class C2: 49% Conservative, 31% Labour

-Class DE: 47% Conservative, 34% Labour

-Men aged 18-24 were 46% likely vote Labour, 28% likely to vote Conservative and 12% likely to vote LibDem

-Women aged 18-24 were 65% likely to vote Labour, 15% likely to vote Conservative and 10% likely to vote LibDem

-Both genders aged 65+ were 64% likely to vote Conservative, 15-18% likely to vote Labour, and 10-11% likely to vote LibDem

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The campaign & role of media

-The Conservatives focused on their pledge to ‘get Brexit done’

-Boris Johnson repeated that his Brexit deal was ‘oven-ready’

-The parties ran ‘presidential’ elections & campaigns focused on themselves

-The Conservatives’ campaign was ‘tightly disciplined’, for example all candidates were required to pledge loyalty to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan

-Jeremy Corbyn was regarded as a negative factor to the Labour party, largely due to his mis-handling of the anti-semitism issue within the left of the Labour party

-Parties also used social media to get out their targeted messages

-The Conservatives managed to persuade undecided voters on Facebook by warning them that if they didn’t vote Conservative, Jeremy Corbyn could become Prime Minister with LibDem & SNP support, and that the Conservative party only needed nine more seats in order to win a majority and form a single-party government

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The role of the party leader

-Boris Jonson wanted to win voters by making the Conservative party one-nation conservative again

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Hot issues/valence factors

-Boris Johnson was holding a minority government and failed to get an exit deal with the EU within the first five months of him being PM, leading to him calling the general election

-Jeremy Corbyn had failed to deal with anti-semitism within the Labour party

-Brexit was & still is a huge issue, which undoubtedly led to the huge increase in Conservative votes

-There had been several resignations in the Labour party in recent months before the election, again due to the anti-semitism issue

-Three House of Lords members also resigned for the same reasons, which may have led the public to believe that the Labour party was incompetent and unstable, and maybe this led to their huge decrease in votes & therefore seats

-The manifesto policies in which the Labour party had pledged to were also highly unrealistic and incredibly expensive, costing hundreds of billions of pounds

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Impact on the political system

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