The UK 2019 election results map looks like Maggie Simpson
That's a lot of blue.
The results of the UK general election are (almost) all in and the Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have won a massive landslide victory.
As of 5:30pm (Singapore time), the Conservatives have won 364 out of 649 seats in the House of Commons, with one contest still undeclared, according to The Guardian.
The Labour Party, their closest challenger led by Jeremy Corbyn, trailed with just 203 seats.
The Scottish National Party performed well in Scotland, taking 48 of the 59 seats available.
Johnson will get Brexit done
Johnson secured the biggest electoral victory for the Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.
At his acceptance speech, Johnson said that he was “humbled” by the support shown to his party and that he would get Brexit done by Jan. 31, 2020, according to the Evening Standard.
'I thank my fellow candidates in all their glory, Lord Buckethead, Elmo,' said UK PM Boris Johnson as he acknowledged candidates he defeated comfortably to retain his parliamentary seat https://t.co/DjZclHbpwq
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 13, 2019
Brits on Twitter also drew attention to the electoral map, which showed seats won by the parties in their traditional colours — red for Labour, blue for the Conservatives, yellow for the Scottish National Party, and orange for the Liberal Democrats.
Given the seats won by the parties, it resulted in a map that looked like this:
And if you’re thinking that it resembles Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons, you’re not alone.
So I see we aren't far off the political Maggie Simpson map again now. #GeneralElection2019
— Dan Leach (@Bluemoondan) December 13, 2019
— Bᴇɴ Kᴇʀɪɴ ᴏғ WʀᴇsᴛʟɪɴɢNᴇᴡsSᴏᴜʀᴄᴇ.ᴄᴏᴍ (@WNSource_Ben) December 13, 2019
The same comparison was made after the general election of 2015:
All this talk of the UK electoral map looking like Maggie Simpson now. pic.twitter.com/1doX8fT8f2
— Joe (@MrMuckluckable) May 8, 2015
Yeah, yeah, The Simpsons called it again.
Top image from BBC and alexmclaughlin on Twitter.