Election results 2017: May played high-risk political game

Election results 2017: May played high-risk political game

For how long is not clear.

With no clear victor emerging from yesterday's election, a wounded Mrs May has signaled she will fight on.

Without a majority, she could be forced to seek consensus on the approach she takes, as Scottish Tory leader Ms Davidson pointed out.

Two months ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Leslie warned Labour had still lost the election which he said left his constituency with a Conservative government "they do not need".

The Conservatives built their election campaign around May's ostensible strengths as a "strong and stable" leader, and the outcome is a personal slap in the face. But believe in the broadcasters' exit poll.

Six hours later Theresa May arrived at the headquarters on Mathew Parker Street a broken women.

Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said on Twitter: "I will always oppose the death penalty & would resign if others imposed it".

For all her cool, the result was a blow, with large consequences. The move was important symbolically.

"We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed". The Labour Party was projected to win 266, up from 229.

An election which had started as a parade had become a funeral march.

The inherent weakness of a minority government raises the prospect of another election later this year.

When she called the election, she imagined events would run differently.

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A major campaign issue centered on Britain's plan to leave the European Union, also called Brexit. "May's departure from Downing St.is remorseless".

The South Cambridgeshire MP told LBC: "Frankly, if a leader picks people who advise them so badly, and can not see that they are being advised so badly, then that tells me, I'm afraid, that that's not the leader that we need".

They only people doing the rounds on College Green outside Parliament in the morning were broadcasters, a smiling John McDonnell of Labour and Nigel Farage repeatedly announcing his willingness to return to politics. Her party's platform, or "manifesto" as the British call it, was a mess from the start, proposing to cut off social programs for elderly people among other cruelly austere measures.

The Tory leader clearly lacks the necessary political skills to be premier.

Conservative Julian Brazier lost the seat he had held for three decades to Labour's Rosie Duffield - by 187 votes.

May called for the election last April, saying she hoped to expand her parliamentary majority.

The result triggered a sell off in the British pound, and made European Union leaders more uncertain about Britain's Brexit priorities.

"Additional political uncertainty may damage sentiment, and United Kingdom monetary policy is likely to stay very accommodative, especially as growth momentum has slowed in recent months".

Mr Blair's close ally Peter Mandelson disloyally boasted that "I work every single day in some small way to bring forward the end of Jeremy Corbyn's tenure in office".

May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners. She is a dead woman walking in political terms, the embodiment of failure.

John Curtice, who oversees the exit poll for a consortium of broadcasters, said Friday that the Conservatives' final tally might be a bit higher than 314, but it was extremely unlikely they would get a majority.

The handsome dawn led to torrential rain by mid-morning - what had begun with hope ended in misery. With a wafer-thin majority, even with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, it means that if any MPs don't like one aspect or another of the deal that she's achieving, they could scupper it, and it leaves her very, very vulnerable in that sense.

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