U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's has lost the majority in British Parliament after her election gamble backfired. However, Conservative will still remain the single largest party predicted the U.K. general election exit poll.
The Exit Poll predicted 314 seats for the Conservative party, down by 17 seats won by the party in the 2015 general election. The Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party is expected to bag 266 seats, up from its last tally of 232.The shock exit poll result could plunge domestic politics into turmoil and delay Brexit talks.
# Following the results Pound took a dip on prospect of British hung parliament
# UK PM May hangs by a thread as no clear winner seen in GeneralElection
# The gamble has backfired as May loses the majority in the British Parliament.
# PM Theresa May says Conservatives will ensure much-needed "stability" for Britain as the party reels from a string of losses
PM Theresa May says Conservatives will ensure much-needed "stability" for Britain as the party reels from a string of losses pic.twitter.com/LBIx3HK1EI— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 9, 2017
# British PM May loses overall majority in British parliament
# 192 female MPs have been elected so far - that's a record high for the UK parliament. And there are still 45 seats left to declare.
# Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says his positive campaign has changed the UK politics.
Whatever the final result, our positive campaign has changed politics for the better. pic.twitter.com/EHLta2rnIW— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 9, 2017
# Election results indicate U.K. Conservatives have lost majority projects
#FLASH Election results indicate U.K. Conservatives have lost majority projects Sky News— ANI (@ANI_news) June 9, 2017
# Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond loses seat in British election
#BREAKING Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond loses seat in British election— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 9, 2017
# British PM Theresa May says Conservatives will ensure 'stability', despite election losses
# Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for Prime Minister Theresa May to quit after election losses: AP
Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for Prime Minister Theresa May to quit after election losses: AP pic.twitter.com/kM9RyC3faf— ANI (@ANI_news) June 9, 2017
# Theresa May’s Conservatives are set to be the largest party, the BBC forecasts, but may have lost their majority.
# Just over a hundred constituencies have been counted. Labour takes 53 seats, Conservatives 35 and SNP 7.
If the Conservative party does not get a majority of seats, it raises questions about who will govern the U.K. in the future. If that happens, two or more parties can form a coalition and agree to govern the country together.
The elections were held amid tightened security after recent attacks on London Bridge and Manchester Arena. The general threat level in the country is set to “severe,” meaning an attack is highly likely as the country faces “unprecedented times,” according to a senior police official.
“Security around polling stations is constantly being reviewed and updated by local police forces. Plans are in place to make sure that resources are appropriately allocated and that these plans are flexible and can be enhanced at short notice should it become necessary,” Lucy D’Orsi, deputy assistant commissioner and head of protective security at the National Police Chiefs Council, said ahead of the election.