Drinks industry bodies react to Boris Johnson’s landslide victory

In the wake of an overwhelming victory for the Conservative party in last night’s General Election, we spoke to industry bodies in the UK to find out how the drinks sector feels this morning.

Boris Johnson has won the biggest majority for his party in over 30 years. The Conservatives won 364 seats, giving its MPs a comfortable majority over the Labour party, which netted 203, down 42 from the election in 2017.

Industry bodies have cautiously welcomed another five year’s of Boris Johnson running the UK, and his commitment to bring the UK out of the EU by the end of January, but there is still a huge level of uncertainty over what trade deals, if any, will be made before the break, causing unease with the trade bodies.

We’ve rounded up the industry reactions to see what the trade bodies think should happen next.

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