3. Set-up of Dr Tom O'Grady, lecturer in politics at UCL
4. Media tents on College Green
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom O'Grady, lecturer in politics at UCL:
"Well the big story of last night is that the Conservatives managed to consolidate the leave vote around them, while Labour failed to consolidate the leave vote around them. The result was a large Conservative majority, a landslide the biggest Conservative majority in decades winning seats in the North of England and Midlands from Labour while the Lib Dems failed to make gains and the SNP made big gains in Scotland from all parties. The result is a much smaller number of Labour MPs in Parliament and Conservative MPs representing areas that they have never represented before."
6. Cutaway of people
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom O'Grady, lecturer in politics at UCL:
"Well I think it is a really dramatic result but it is a result that leaves the Conservative party representing seats that they have never represented in their history in some cases, these are seats such as Workington, in the north west, traditional Labour coal mining industrial areas so it's a big conservative majority but it's a different Conservative majority from what we have seen before. And the question for Boris is how does he represent these new voters that he now has as part of his party's base that he has never had before?"
8. Cutaway of Parliament
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom O'Grady, lecturer in politics at UCL:
"Well there are 2 things, firstly he has a majority who very much support his policies on Brexit and on immigration and on other social issues but are not in line with the Tories traditional values in terms of economics. If the Conservatives continue the sort of May/Cameron policies of cutting welfare, of austerity, those are policies that are actually deeply unpopular in many of the new seats that they have won. The second point is how badly is Brexit actually going to go once it begins. Of course Boris has said 'Get Brexit done' is the main slogan of his campaign, it's going to take much longer to get Brexit done than many of his voters actually believe and maybe he has promised them. So the question now is do they get disillusioned with the length and the difficulty and the complexity of the Brexit process which is just about to begin?"
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom O'Grady, lecturer in politics at UCL:
"So I think the withdrawal bill will be passed very quickly so that's a bit like the first stage of a divorce. You go to your lawyer you sign the divorce but then the difficult stuff happens you have to divide up the money, you have to work out where the possessions are going, and that's going to be the argument probably for the next five years it's going to be about trade, it's going to be about regulation, and it's going to be about protecting Britain's finance sector. If Britain is going to protect its finance sector the EU is going to want something in return and that may well be alignment on many of the regulations that Boris and his party do not want to follow."
12. Cutaway of people
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom O'Grady, lecturer in politics at UCL:
"Well I think there are a couple of things. One is, what is going to happen to Northern Ireland and the second is what is going to happen to Scotland. Northern Ireland is now going to exist outside of some of the UK's regulatory structures as part of Boris' deal and Scotland may well say 'we want some of that too.' Don't forget the other story of the night is the SNP making big gains in Scotland. The Tories holding onto a few, the Lib Dems and Labour collapsing up there, the nationalist vote has increased, Scotland of course voted against Brexit and Scotland I think, another referendum could be on the cards."
A political analyst has called UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s general election win "a dramatic result" that saw his Conservative party gain a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament and take him one step closer to his Brexit goal.
With one constituency result to be announced, the Conservatives have won 364 seats in the 650-member House of Commons.
"It's a really dramatic result, but it's a result that leaves the Conservative Party representing seats that they have never represented in their history," said Tom O'Grady, a lecturer in politics at University College in London.
The question remained if Johnson represented these new voters as part of his party's base, said O'Grady.
The victory makes Johnson the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher, another politician who was loved and loathed in almost equal measure.
With or without an agreement, Britain is scheduled to leave on January 31.
It’s the first time that a country will leave the world’s biggest trading bloc.
O'Grady said what Conservative voters might not realise is how long Brexit could take to get done.
The election was a disaster for left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who faced calls for his resignation even as the results rolled in.
Scotland's SNP party meanwhile made gains in the election, raising the possibility of another independence referendum.