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.”
In a historic day, Trudy Harrison of the Conservative party has won the Copeland by-election seat, beating Labour’s Gillian Troughton by 13,748 votes to 11,601. This unexpected turn of events is certainly a boost for Theresa May’s Conservative party, and another let down for the Labour party, who have represented the seat for more than 80 years.