Prime News, International, London (UK), June 9:- UK Prime Minister Theresa May is staring at an uncertain political future after her gamble to call for a snap election backfired. Latest results indicated that the Conservative Party has failed to win an overall majority in Parliament, and the country is now set for a hung one.
The results are more devastating for the ruling Conservative Party and quite shocking for May as Labour has significantly gained in areas that has been held by Tories for 100 years. Now, May is under immense pressure to resign.
With results of 645 of the 650 seats declared, the Conservatives have 314 seats as opposed to Labour, which has 261. The Conservatives will have to link up with other parties – most likely Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party — to form a majority,reports said.
Labour has won Canterbury, a seat the Tories have held for 100 years.The party made huge gains in a seat that has existed in some form since 1387 – and has never been held by Labour. The last time the Tories lost the seat was to Whig politician John Baker, who took it for the second time in 1980, said reports. Leading political figures including former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and former Deputy PM Nick Clegg have lost their seats.
The Conservatives are projected to get 316 seats, Labour 265, the SNP 34 and the Liberal Democrats 13.
-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)