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Politics Podcast: What Fueled Conservatives’ Big Win In The British Election

The Conservative Party, headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, won a resounding victory in the U.K. general election Thursday. The party took control of parliamentary seats that have been under Labour control for generations. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, University of Cambridge political scientists Helen Thompson and David Runciman discuss the trends behind the Tories’ success.

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