Surprise, excitement and concern as trade digests election result

Surprise, excitement and concern as trade digests election result

Many in the book trade have reacted with surprise and excitement to the General Election result earlier today (9th June), which saw the Conservatives fail to win a majority government, and Labour increase its number of seats by 29 – contradicting many pollsters’ predictions of a large Tory majority. However, there has also been widely expressed concern about the impact of prolonged uncertainty on businesses.

As the realities of a hung parliament start to set in, publishers and booksellers have also begun turning their sights on what the implications of the result could mean for Brexit.

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