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posted on 09 June 2017

May Suffers Stunning Defeat

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When Theresa May called a special snap election for June 8 on April 18, conventional wisdom and pollsters indicated the result would likely be a landslide and the Prime Minister's hand would be greatly strengthened for upcoming Brexit negotiations. The results are in and not only did May's Conservative Party not extend their majority - they lost it by as few as 6 seats or as many as 10 seats (4 seats still undecided). The result is euphimistically referred to as a "hung parliament".


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Below are the latest results at this hour. If the Tories (nickname for the Conservatives) win one more seat they are likely to form a coalition governnment with Northern Ireland's Democratic Union Party (DUP), which won 10 seats, to get the required 326 votes. Graphics below are from The Guardian and are updated live as votes are reported:

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