DUP agree £1bn deal with Conservatives:

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.

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2017 General Election ends in Hung Parliament:

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Theresa May after the election reseults (CREDIT: REUTERS)

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.

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Labour Party launch official manifesto:

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Jeremy Corbyn at the manifesto launch (CREDIT: Getty Images/Leon Neal)

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.”

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Metro Mayor elections – results:

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Andy Burnham as Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority ‘Metro Mayer’ after a resounding majority of 67% (CREDIT: Getty Images)

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:”

Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.

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The first YouGov poll following the snap General Election saw Theresa May enjoying a substanial lead in the polls – leading the Conservative Part with a 24% lead over the Labour Party with 48% compared to 24%. However, in the subsequent polls, Continue reading “Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.”

PM Theresa May announces General Election

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Theresa May announcing the General Election (Credit: APTN)

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.

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