Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds enter Downing Street as the Conservatives celebrate a sweeping election victory on December 13, 2019 in London, England

UK General Election 2019

Read our in-depth coverage of the UK's 2019 general election as our experts explain what it means for you, businesses and Brexit after Boris Johnson wins a substantial majority 

See a breakdown of how the UK voted >
Phil Shaw

‘We cannot rule out the possibility that Mr Johnson, unhappy with the trade offer on the table from the EU, eventually rejects an agreement altogether and pursues a Brexit onto WTO terms’

Phil Shaw, Investec Chief Economist



How the UK voted in the 2019 General Election

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Key Dates

  • Tuesday 17 December - First meeting of the new Parliament
  • Date to be confirmed - State opening of Parliament
  • Friday 31 January - UK scheduled to leave the European Union