Boris Johnson has celebrated winning the biggest Conservative majority since the 1980s by calling on anti-Brexit protesters to “put a sock in the megaphone”.
At an event in London, the prime minister thanked Labour voters across the north of England and Wales who lent him support to “smash the roadblock” and pledged to deliver Brexit by January 31 “no ifs, no buts”.
Mr Johnson, who appeared on a podium emblazoned with the words “the people’s government”, also reiterated campaign pledges around NHS investment and more cash for policing.
He said: “This election means that it’s getting Brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the Birtish people.
“I think we put an end to all those miserable threats of a second referendum.”
He went on to give a direct message to anti-Brexit protesters, saying: “That’s it, time to put a sock in the megaphone”.
Mr Johnson went on to thank Labour voters who had switched to back him, he said: “You may intend to return to Labour next time around.
“If that is the case, I’m humbled, that you will put your trust in me, and that you put your trust in us, and I and we will never take your support for granted.
“I will make it my mission to work night and day to prove you right in voting for me this time.”
He added: “We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January. No ifs, no buts.
“We will leave the European Union as one United Kingdom, taking back control of out laws, borders, money, trade, immigration system, delivering on the democratic mandate of the people.”
Michael Gove, who introduced the prime minister, said the Tories would stand for the “overlooked families and undervalued communities”.
Mr Gove said: “Today, we celebrate a victory for the British people.
“They comprehensively rejected, Jeremy Corbyn’s politics of division, extremism and antisemitism.
“They voted in record numbers for prime minister dedicated to restoring our democracy by getting Brexit done.
He added: “We will strive every day to live up to the confidence that you have shown us.”