May to form new government after losing parliamentary majority

May to form new government after losing parliamentary majority

If the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party can not come to an agreement, it will be up to the Labour Party to form a minority government, according to The Economist.

And on Friday his lieutenant and shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: "In the interests of the country we are willing to form a government - a minority government - to put forward a programme, a Queen's speech, as well as an alternative budget and an alternative programme for the Brexit negotiations".

The results mean May will need to form a government even as Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the far-left Labor Party, called for her to resign.

Corbyn's Labour Party picked up 29 seats, embarrassing May after her decision in May to call the snap election.

The incumbent sent shockwaves throughout the electorate in April with a decision to call a snap election ahead of the regular election, which was scheduled to take place in 2020, one year after the deadline to leave the European Union expired.

More geared to messaging than policy, Mr Crosby, alongside business partner and pollster Mark Textor, wanted to bring strict discipline to the campaign, sticking to party slogans and attacking Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, sources said.

DUP MPs are meeting to discuss the situation and one told Sky's Senior Political Correspondent Beth Rigby earlier: "We would consider a supply and confidence arrangement to make sure Theresa May has sufficient support to keep her in government". "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

May took a gamble in April by calling for the snap election.

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU.

But that gamble did not pay off, as concerns about social programs and security issues replaced Brexit as the main talking points in the United Kingdom.

With results in from all 650 House of Commons seats after Thursday's vote, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice.

The seven constituencies won by the Conservatives over Labour with the slimmest majorities were Southampton Itchen (majority 31); Preseli Pembrokeshire (majority 314); Hastings and Rye (majority 346); Chipping Barnet (majority 353); Thurrock (345 majority); Norwich North (majority 507); and Pudsey (majority 331).

Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19.

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening bilateral ties after she chose to form a minority government following snap polls, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs". But EU Council President Donald Tusk said: "We know when they must end". A stronger majority would have given May more ability to resist "hardline pro-Brexit factions in her party" and would have let her offer better terms to the EU.

A 'soft Brexit', which members of the opposition are advocating for, would mean the United Kingdom would make concessions involving free movement to retain access to the single market.

"Britain will now go into its most important challenge in 40 years - extricating itself from the European Union - at a severe disadvantage", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from London.

Labor had 262, up from 229, and the Scottish National Party 35, a loss of about 20 seats that complicates the party's plans to push for Scotland's independence.

Sturgeon said the result showed that "the reckless Tory pursuit of a "hard Brexit" must now be abandoned". "Her position I think is very, very hard".

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