Pound jumps as exit poll shows Conservative majority in UK elections
2019-12-12 | Since 9 Month
The pound sterling jumped higher on Thursday after exit polls showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party on track to win a wide parliamentary majority, a result seen as hastening Brexit.
Shortly after 2200 GMT, a pound rose about two percent against the dollar $1.3416 and was up 1.6 percent against the euro at 83.25 pence.
An exit poll showed Conservatives will win 368 seats, enough for a comfortable outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. Labour were forecast to win 191 seats, the Scottish National Party 55 seats and the Liberal Democrats 13.