UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Quits Office After Election Defeat

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UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced on Friday, December 13, 2019, that he would quit as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years. 

He did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.

An exit poll and early results showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party were set for a resounding victory in Britain’s election, allowing him to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31.

Critics blamed a collapse in support in traditional Labour strongholds on Corbyn’s equivocation over Brexit, and said many voters had cited their dislike for him on doorsteps across the country.

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