The 2019 General Election in the UK was dubbed the “Brexit Election”. Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party represented the Leave side, whilst the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and the Greens represented Remain. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party tried to appeal to both sides, which some have claimed was the reason for their worst performance in a general election since the 1930s.
In the end, the Conservatives won a landslide victory, giving them a majority in the House of Commons of 80 seats. A massive victory for Leave you might think, until you realise that the Conservatives and the Brexit Party got 45.6% of the vote between them, whilst the Remain parties and Labour got 53%.
Despite our “First Past the Post” electoral system, which granted a huge majority to the Conservatives, the issue of Brexit was not yet done. Campaigns to re-join the EU had already begun and years of trade talks were on the cards before our links with Europe could be permanently cut.
But what about the election itself? The campaign had many interesting moments. See how many you can remember in this Brexit quiz.
By the way, we asked over 1,000 schoolchildren how they would vote (if they had a chance) and you might be surprised to learn what they said - find out on our Survey Results page.