UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

Others demanded to know what specific policies would have won Labour more seats.

May said that her new minority government remains determined to "guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks", which are scheduled to begin in 10 days.

A picture shows a general view as counting staff count ballots at the main Glasgow counting center in Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 8, 2017.

Prior to the elections, May's Conservative party held 330 seats; it was rather challenging for May and her party to pass major legislation with such a narrow majority.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has denied plotting to topple Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been weakened by the Conservative Party's disastrous election result. She's now attempting to form a government.

May said that "of course I'll reflect on what happened". "And I don't feel like the current prime minister or, indeed, the Tory party, has any idea about what to do with Brexit at the moment".

On Thursday night, the Conservative Party lost their majority in a stunning upset that is being attributed to political activism spurred by the Brexit horror, and a voter turnout that increased by 5% since the previous election, according to the Independent.

"The country needs a period of stability, and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability", she said. Critics blame her leadership for Conservatives' loss of majority in Thursday's election.

May had called for the early elections in the hopes of gaining a larger majority and a stronger mandate when negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union, known as Brexit.

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron says May “should be ashamed” for calling a snap election and joined calls for her to resign.

She also promised to deliver the changes she set out after the two recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, giving police more powers and tackling radicalisation.

Labour under him polled 40 per cent of the vote, the highest for the party since 1970, and only slightly behind Ms May's Tories.

Political deadlock in London could derail negotiations with the other 27 European Union countries ahead of Britain's exit from the bloc, due in March 2019, before they even begin in earnest.

" It is very early to tell but it indicates that Jeremy Corbyn strategy- which is to mobilize his base, to inspire young people, to inspire people who haven't voted before- seems to have done the trick", Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, tells TIME.

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