May urged to resign after party’s majority loss in snap election

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Britain’s Conservatives have lost their parliamentary majority in the snap general election that held on Thursday.

According to BBC, with just a handful of seats left to declare, polls show that the opposition Labour Party recorded significant gains.

This is seen as a humiliation for Prime Minister Theresa May, who chose to call the election in order to strengthen her hand in talks with the EU on Brexit.

Following the election results, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, urged May to resign.

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“If there is a message from tonight’s results, it’s this: the prime minister called this election because she wanted a mandate. Well, the mandate she’s got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence,” Corbyn said.

“I would have thought that’s enough to go, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country.”

But May said she will work to “ensure” stability in the UK.

“At this time more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability,” she said on Friday.

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The biggest shock of the election so far has been Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat lawmaker, losing his seat to a Labour candidate.

He was Deputy Prime Minister of the UK from 2010 to 2015 in a coalition government with the Conservatives.

Alex Salmond, former Scottish National Party leader, was also defeated, losing his seat to a Conservative.

A total of 650 members of parliament are being elected, with about 45.8 million people entitled to vote.

A party needs 326 seats to have an overall majority.

Final election results are expected by lunchtime on Friday.

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