British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

UK Snap Election Results In Hung Parliament; Prime Minister Theresa May Refuses To Resign

Ms May said she called the crucial general election in order to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations but her party lost seats and failed to reach a majority.

The Conservative Party will form a government with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.

A poll of 1,500 Conservative Party members has found that 60% believe that Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister.

Dr Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House in London, said May's Conservative party still contains fierce Brexiteers who will challenge every concession, but the proportion of her MPs who voted to Remain and who want a pragmatic Brexit is higher than expected. There's the "hard Brexit" and the "soft Brexit".

The survey also showed voters for Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP said they mostly did so because they trusted the motives of the party, and also because they preferred that party's promises.

Theresa May, British prime minister and Conservative Party leader, delivers a statement in London today after Conservatives lost their majority in a snap general election.

"It means the country can not go forward with Brexit, which means more uncertainty, especially for European Union nationals here", he said.

The heroine of the Conservative campaign, Scottish leader Ruth Davidson, signalled her opposition by tweeting a link to a same-sex marriage lecture she gave past year.

When asked about her future, senior Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson said "Let's see how it pans out". At a speech outside 10 Downing Street, after returning from Buckingham Palace, Mrs May said the Conservatives and the DUP had enjoyed "a strong relationship over the years".

Her opponents also took issue with her refusal to take part in a televised debate with other party leaders.

Corbyn's Labour Party officially backs Brexit. A "soft" Brexit would remove Britain as a member of the European Union, but permit it to remain in the single market. "The public said no thanks, we don't want a second referendum on Europe, we don't want to stay in Europe, we want you to do a good deal". Even the Conservative Party is split between hard-line Brexiteers and former Remainers.

To make a government in the United Kingdom, a political party has to do well enough in a general election to win an "overall majority" in the House of Commons.

However, former Conservative party leaders warned against any immediate change, with Iain Duncan Smith saying leadership contest would be a "catastrophe".

Mr Hammond tweeted: "Pleased to have been re-appointed so we can now get on and negotiate a Brexit deal that supports British jobs, business and prosperity".

The result looks set to trigger a period of political uncertainty and could throw Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union, due to start June 19, into disarray.

The Scottish National Party: Nicola Sturgeon's party won 56 of 59 Scottish seats in the 2015 election but lost ground on Thursday.

May was criticized for making a number of U-turns on social welfare and she came under fire for a controversial proposal on who should pay for the cost of care for the elderly, a policy that became known as the "dementia tax".

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The British pound tumbled against the USA dollar and the euro after the election result.

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