Updated: Friday, 22nd May 2020 @ 2:15pm

Twitter reacts: Conservatives cock-a-hoop as exit poll results stun lacklustre Labour

Twitter reacts: Conservatives cock-a-hoop as exit poll results stun lacklustre Labour

| By Ben Parsons and Sean Byrne

The General Election 2019 exit poll results are in and a predicted landslide 86 seat majority victory for Boris Johnson has shocked many on social media tonight.

If the exit poll results prove accurate, it would prove a phenomenal result for Johnson in a general election campaign he had promised to ‘Get Brexit Done’.

An ambitious manifesto, and a social media blitz from enthusiastic young voters has been nowhere near enough and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour campaign looks to have crashed in dramatic fashion.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the exit poll results, with a focus on huge defeat for Labour on the cards.

#GoodbyeNHS 

A predicted landslide victory for the Tories has caused people huge concern about the future of the National Health Service. ‘Goodbye NHS’ is trending on Twitter with many worried Boris Johnson will privatise health care and not provide the investment people feel the institution needs.

‘Worst Labour’

The exit poll results show that Labour will have their worst general election showing since before the second World War. Many had thought this election was difficult to predict, but some of even the most optimistic Conservatives may not have expected such a majority.

The disastrous result for Labour has been blamed by many on the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, whose position is now surely untenable if the exit poll results are accurate.

Angry tweets began flooding in as people looked for someone to point the finger at in what could be Labour's heaviest defeat of the modern era.

However it was still evident Corbyn hadn’t lost all support voters, with some disappointed rather than angry towards the leader.