General Election 2019: Boris Johnson uses victory speech to reiterate promises made during campaign

Boris Johnson has pledged to stand by his promises to “get Brexit done” and invest more into the NHS by building new hospitals and recruiting more nurses and GPs.

The announcement came after Johnson won over 25,000 votes in his constituency of Uxbridge and Ruislip South, one seat which will contribute to the largest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

Johnson spoke like a man full of confidence and a man willing to put himself forward to lead the country over the next five years.

Central to that message was his urge to “get Brexit done”.

He said: “This One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.”

“And not just to get Brexit done, but to unite this country to focus on the priorities of the British people and above all the NHS.”

In his manifesto, Johnson promised the building of 40 new hospitals, a policy many have questioned whether or not is possible.

Johnson, however, reiterated this message at the Uxbridge and Ruislip South poll count.

He said: “Yes, we will recruit 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more GPs, and we will build 40 new hospitals. And I’m proud to say that one of those hospitals will be right here in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Johnson thanked the people of his own constituency and appeared to give the message he was willing to give back to his people by delivering what the country most needs at this moment: his Brexit deal.

The former Mayor of London also pledged his thanks to the people who turned out to vote.

He said: “I’m grateful once again to the people of Uxbridge and South Ruislip for returning the deserved view.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure to do this job and work for you and I thank once again everybody who has worked so hard all night to count for us. The returning officers. I thank my fellow candidates in all their glory.

“But above all, I want to thank the people of this country for turning out to vote in a December election that we didn’t want to call.”

“But which I think has turned out to be a historic election that gives us now in this government – the chance to respect the democratic bill [Brexit] of the British people to change the country for the better and unleash the potential of the entire people of this country. And that is what we WILL now do.”

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