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Friday, June 9, 2017

After a rigorous Election process, Brits wake up to a Hung Parliament.

Britain awoke to a hung Parliament after a catastrophic election result for Theresa May saw the Conservatives lose their Commons majority.
Theresa May

Britain's voters have delivered a stunning blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, wiping out her parliamentary majority and prompting calls for her to resign. With most results declared, May's party won the most seats - but not enough to govern without the support of minority parties. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour enjoyed a spectacular night as the Tories were left facing the prospect of having to form a minority government.

The result is a huge embarrassment to the Prime Minister, who called the snap election seven (7) weeks ago with the aim of increasing her party’s majority ahead of difficult Brexit negotiations. Mrs May’s future as Tory leader was immediately thrown into doubt on a sensational night in which Jeremy Corbyn called for her to resign.
 
Jeremy Corbyn

A jubilant Mr Corbyn hailed the results and called for Mrs May to step down and “make way for a government that is truly representative of this country”. He declared: 

“Politics has changed. Politics isn't going back into the box where it was before. People have had enough of austerity politics. I am very proud of the campaign that my party has run. My manifesto for the many, not the few. People voting for hope for the future and turning their backs on austerity. If there is a message, the Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate. the mandate she got is lost seats, lost votes. I would think that's enough for her to go, actually."

The PM called for a “period of stability” as she was returned as the Conservative MP for Maidenhead with 37,718 votes in the early hours of the morning. “At this time this country needs a period of stability. It will be incumbent on us to ensure we have that period of stability. As we look ahead and wait to see what the final results will be, the country needs stability and the Conservative party will ensure we will fulfil our duty so that we can all, as one country, go forward together."

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