November 19 2017

British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses

November 19 2017, 07:00 | Van Peters

British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses

British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do. That's what we will deliver. The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's confidence in the Tories backfired in the UK #General Election as her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority to #Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.

The results - a sort of turnaround in fortunes for both major parties - have thrown that timetable into doubt. This means that not only does her party have less seats in government than when she went into the election but Conservatives do not have enough seats to vote through new laws without being defeated by their opponents.

The Tories will now have to rely on the DUP's 10 MPs to get things done. The exit polls projected no seats for UKIP, the nationalist party that led the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

"I am delighted to see Labour do so well. She's attempting to form a government", Corbyn told the Mirror.

However, the Conservative Party were only 287 votes from forming a majority government and could have done so by winning four seats. However, many top party officials have called for a "softer" process. The negotiations are set to begin on June 19.

May has said she favors a "hard" Brexit.

The blame-game has started within the Conservative Party.

She also declined to take part in TV debates, which was also regarded as damaging.

But Corbyn believes there is enough opposition in the rest of the House to defeat the government. I am very proud of the results that are coming in and the vote for hope.

The Prime Minister called what she thought would be a Brexit-focused election, but the issue was quickly overshadowed by security as two deadly terror attacks, in Manchester and London, struck during the campaign period.

Labour secured 262 seats in the election and boosted its vote share to 40%.

"The success of the Labour Party winning more seats than expected was because they tapped into anxiety over public spending cuts since 2010, anxiety over the state of National Health Service, and also concerns with youth voters over the amount of student debt and access to United Kingdom housing - two big issues".

British voters headed to the polls after May had called for general elections in April. That's only happened four times before, with the last time coming in 2010, when the Conservatives formed a majority coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

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