UNITED KINGDOM, JUNE 9, 2017 – Theresa May is set to seek permission from Buckingham Palace to form a new UK government after losing her majority at House of Commons.
She is hoping that the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland will support her minority administration.
Full results of election have now been released in the following order of party, leader and seats.
Conservative, Theresa May, 319
Labour, Jeremy Corbyn, 261
￼Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, 35
Liberal Democrat, Tim Farron, 12
Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, 10
Already, Corbyn has asked May to quit, saying Labour is “ready to serve”.
May ended up with 12 fewer seats than when she called the election and will need the support of other parties to govern.
But she remains adamant, insisting she will stay in office because the country needs “stability” with the start of Brexit negotiations 10 days away.
Meanwhile, Labour says it is ready to form a minority government of its own, after far exceeding expectations by picking up 29 seats in England, Wales and Scotland.
But its coalition with others would result in 313 seats – short of the 326 figure.
Conservatives, however, argued that in the event of a stalemate at Parliament, May gets the opportunity to form a government first, as her predecessor David Cameron did in 2010 when there was also no clear winner.