The Conservative Party secured 42.4 per cent of the vote – the highest share for the Conservative Party since 1983.
Though the Conservative Party lost some very good MPs, the General Election achieved a number of things which were Conservative Party objectives.
One objective was to make gains in Scotland to safeguard the Union of our United Kingdom.
They knocked off Angus Robertson, the SNP’s deputy leader but the best was yet to come, as they got rid of Alex Salmond in Gordon. They even overturned the fourth-safest seat in the country, in Banff and Buchan. Other Scottish Conservative gains include East Renfrewshire and Angus and there were some in places that nobody saw coming, like Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. So the union is safe and long may it be.
The Conservatives also wanted to represent more people across the whole of England including the north of the country. Not only did Maydrians Wall, that unbroken line of seats from Berwick to Copeland stay intact
but, the Conservatives made gains like Mansfield, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, and Stoke-on-Trent South as well as seats like North East Derbyshire, which was last held by the Conservatives in 1931. So we now have a Conservative government that is more representative of the whole country that is guided by the philosophy of the One Nation tradition.
The agreement with the DUP means that Northern Ireland is represented too.
Because we now have a Conservative government that is more representative of the whole country guided by the philosophy of the One Nation tradition, the Conservative Party will continue to implement policies so that we have a country that works for everyone through strong and stable leadership through Brexit and beyond.