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Election night as it happened: Conservatives celebrating in Shropshire and Mid Wales

By Ian Harvey | General Election 2019 | Published: | Last Updated:

The Conservatives have retained all five of their seats in Shropshire as well as Montgomeryshire.

Boris Johnson's gamble on a snap election has paid off with the Tories likely to win a sizeable majority.

The Prime Minister will return to Number 10 with a considerable majority which will, in theory, enable him to drive through his Brexit deal and take the UK out of the European Union next month.

It is likely to represent the largest majority for a Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

We had reporters at the General Election counts for the Telford, Wrekin, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, North Shropshire, Montgomeryshire and Brecon & Radnorshire seats.

Here's how we covered the night's dramatic events:

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey
@IanHarvey_Star

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford

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