With 649 of the UK’s 650 constituencies to have declared their results, the Tories had won 364 seats to deliver a huge House of Commons majority.
It is set to be the largest majority of any government since 2001 and the Conservatives’ highest number of seats since Margaret Thatcher was their leader.
The prime minister will now visit the Queen to form a government having secured what he described as a “powerful new mandate to get Brexit done”.
Speaking at a victory rally in Westminster before sunrise this morning, Mr Johnson hailed a political “earthquake” which saw Labour support crumble in its heartlands in the face of a Conservative landslide.
And he had a message for the traditional Labour voters who switched sides and “lent” the Conservatives their vote.
“Your hand may have quivered over the ballot paper as you put your cross in the Conservative box and you may intend to return to Labour the next time round,” said the PM.
“If that is the case, I am humbled that you have put your trust in me… and I will never take your support for granted.”
Source: Sky News