|Author (Person)||Boston, Jonathan|
|Publisher||Institute for Government|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
In the event the governing Conservative Party did worse than had been expected. The Conservative Party won 317 seats - 9 short of an overall majority (this did not include the Speaker, John Bercow). The Labour Party won 261 seats.
Incumbent Prime Minister Theresa May said she would put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) from Northern Ireland. 'A government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country.
'This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days, and deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union'.
On the 26 June 2017 a Confidence and Supply Agreement was announced between the Conservative and Unionist Party and the (Northern Ireland) Democratic Unionist Party. This meant that the DUP would support the Conservative minority government on votes on the Queen’s Speech, the Budget, and legislation relating to Brexit and national security.
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