Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party has secured a historic majority at the 2019 General Election.
The result, described as the “worst result Labour could have imagined” by one Labour candidate, saw huge swings in constituencies which have been Labour strongholds for years.
Blyth Valley, one of the early results to come in last night, saw a dramatic swing to the Conservatives which seemed to set the tone for the evening ahead – especially for seats in the North and in Wales.
Blyth Valley has never been Conservative since it was formed in 1950.
The result, which came after a voter turnout of 67.3%, means that if Boris Johnson is to stick to what he set out to do in his manifesto laid out during the election campaign, he will implement a three point plan for social care.
In the build up to voting day, Johnson pledged an extra £1bn for adult social care and promised to seek a cross-party consensus for long term reform.
See an in-depth report on what the general election result could mean for social care here: