LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson’s Conservative party won its first seat from the opposition Labour party in Thursday’s election, gaining a seat that had been held since it was formed in 1950.
The Conservatives took Blyth Valley, overturning a 7,915 majority for Labour in the northern England seat. Labour’s vote share fell 15%, while Conservatives gained 5.4% to give them a 712 majority. The Brexit Party, formed this year, took 8.3 % of the vote.
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, Kate Holton and Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge
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