Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election, exit polls show

What Is a Hung Parliament? UK Elections Exit Polls Predicts May to Lose Majority, so What Happens Next?

What Is a Hung Parliament? UK Elections Exit Polls Predicts May to Lose Majority, so What Happens Next?

Formal exit talks between the United Kingdom and the 27 other European Union members were due to start June 19.

With all but one of 650 seats declared, the centre-right party had the most votes and the most seats but lost its majority in the House of Commons.

On Twitter, Siegfried Muresan, spokesman for the European Parliament's largest grouping, the European People's Party, said, "EU did not want #Brexit, but has been prepared to negotiate it since previous year".

The final seat will continue to undergo recounts through Friday evening.

Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn's Labour would be expected to explore the potential for co-operation with other "progressive" parties like the Lib Dems, Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party's sole MP Caroline Lucas.

The SNP has 35 seats and the Lib Dems 12.

Cameron assumed that the British voters would ratify Britain's continued membership in the European Union and thus allow him to silence so-called Euroskeptics within his own party.

European officials are anxious that the weaker position of the Conservatives make a breakdown in negotiations more likely. Voters ultimately cast their ballots in favor of Brexit, however, putting Cameron in the awkward position of feeling compelled to resign, with the country favoring a bold move he didn't actually support.

Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May a year ago - called her a "dead woman walking", and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time. The turnout was high. Following the failed 2014 independence referendum, the Nationalists won 54 out of 57 Scottish seats in 2015; a key component of their campaign this time was to get a new independence referendum as early as next March.

"I don t believe personally that Theresa May will remain as our prime minister indefinitely".

On a humiliating night for the Prime Minister the Tories slipped from a total of 331 seats to 318, while Labour gained 32 seats to reach 262.

That being said, it's important to ask what exactly we mean by a "bad deal"?

May has said she favors a "hard" Brexit.

Political analysts have already questioned the strength of May's proposed government. May will face the tall task of first fending off challenges to her own leadership and then attempting to negotiate a satisfactory Brexit with a razor-thin majority.

What happens now? A whole lot of things. The Conservatives are in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to form a minority government.

"I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility", Corbyn said, predicting that there could be another election within months.

Based on the exit poll forecast, Theresa May's gamble to call a snap general election in the hope of winning a stronger mandate and a larger majority seems to have not paid off as it showed she may end up short of the magic number. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence".

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