UK election hangs in balance on disastrous night for May

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Series Details 09.06.17
Publication Date 09/06/2017
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Reports and analysis of the results of the General Election held in the United Kingdom on the 8 June 2017.

The Conservative Party won 317 seats - 9 short of an overall majority (this does 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'.

For information on the impact of the results on the forthcoming start of the Brexit negotiatiosn click here.

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