Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 19:09
British Prime Minister Theresa May has spectacularly lost her electoral gamble, according to an exit poll that suggests her Conservatives will fall short of a majority in parliament, throwing her Brexit plans into disarray.
The Prime Minister's situation appeared precarious as Conservative former minister Anna Soubry said she should "consider her position" and take personal responsibility for a "dreadful" campaign and a "deeply flawed" manifesto after choosing to go to the country three years early in the hope of extending her majority.
Britain got its first female Sikh and first turban-wearing MPs as the general election results began pouring in with Indian-origin Labour Party candidates winning more seats than their rival Conservatives.
Such an arrangement would be extremely fragile, however, as the government would have to unite policymakers from various sides of the political spectrum, including liberals and center-leftist Labour voters as well as Scottish independence supporters, since Labour and the SNP combined would not have enough votes for a majority if exit polls turn out to be correct.
"If it's true, these are great results", Thronberry said.
Early results were in line with the exit poll, with Labour doing better than expected.
European stocks, however, are likely to trade higher in the session as the electoral turmoil, which could cost Prime Minister Theresa May her job, appears to be isolated to certain currency pairs and United Kingdom equities.
Comey accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the investigation into possible collusion by his campaign team with Russia's alleged efforts to influence the 2016 election. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party will win 261 seats, compared with 229 before the election.
"Her position I think is very, very hard".
Despite the surprise election result, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said he doesn't believe voters have changed their minds about leaving.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the election "has been a disaster for Theresa May".
Corbyn said the early results showed May had lost her mandate and called for her to resign.
Liberal Democrats were celebrating the return of former ministers Sir Vince Cable, Sir Ed Davey and Jo Swinson two years after they lost their parliamentary seats.
A second turban-wearing Sikh of the Labour Party Kuldip Sahota lost out to his Conservative rival by just 720 votes.
European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said the European Union is prepared to stick to the timetable that calls for negotiations to start in mid-June, but said it would take a few hours at least to see how the results of the election play out in forming a government. Some also discuss Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. They are absolutely spitting.' As for the Cabinet, there is no uniform view on whether May should go or not.
Apart from the u-turn on care policy, May was also criticised during the campaign for refusing to debate her opponents on television.
Labour seized on steep cuts in police numbers implemented as part of a Conservative austerity programme, although May insisted she had protected funding for counter-terrorism.
"The simple truth is we have a Prime Minister, she is a very good leader, I'm a big supporter of hers", Mr Davis told the Press Association.
Eight people were killed near London Bridge on Saturday when three men drove a van into pedestrians and then stabbed revelers in an area filled with bars and restaurants.
May's party, already ill at ease after a gaffe-prone campaign, will now ask how she could throw away the commanding poll lead that she enjoyed at the start of the election campaign.