The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed a deal to support Theresa May’s minority government.
Arlene Foster’s 10 DUP MPs will offer support to the Conservative Party, and allow them to pass legislation through the House of Commons, as, with the support of the DUP, the Conservative Party has an effective majority – 328 MPs.
The 2017 General Election has ended in a Hung Parliament, with the Conservative Party losing their majority, but still remaining the largest party with 318 seats.
This is one result that no one could have predicted when Theresa May first called the election on the 18th of April. The Conservative Party had a hefty lead over the Labour Party in the first week, as much as 25% in one poll, but that lead slowly dwindled as the weeks progressed.
The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, has released its official manifesto; “For The Many, Not The Few.” The document underlines the pledges that will transform the nation. Corbyn spoke at the introduction, stating that “This manifesto is a draft for a better future for our country,” adding that “it’s a blueprint of what Britain can be, and a pledge for the difference Labour can and will make.”
After a day filled with mainly defeat for Labour in the local council elections, the same trend has continued somewhat, with Labour only triumphing in Greater Manchester thanks to Andy Burnham, and in the Liverpool City region with Steve Rotheram. Elsewhere, Continue reading “Metro Mayor elections – results:”
Theresa May, in a statement at 11:15BST, announced her “reluctant” decision to announce the General Election earlier than expected – for the 8th of June, as compared with with the original timeline of the next General Election being held in 2020.