UK Election Goes Bad for Theresa May

UK Election Goes Bad for Theresa May

Theresa May Overestimates Her Polls. Election Goes South.

Author: Glenn "Caz" Cazenave/Friday, June 09, 2017/Categories: In Brief

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister is one of President Trump's only friends in the group of European World Leaders. Actually, she is the ONLY one. She is the leader of the Conservative Party known as the Tories. May was elected to a 5-year term, July 13, 2016, after David Cameron resigned in his protest of Brexit.

On 18 April, May announced that she would call a parliamentary vote to hold an early general election, aka "Snap election" on 8 June, saying that it was the "only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead". Her thinking was that her polls were so high that a snap election would increase the number of seats her party held in the Parlament, 330 out of 650.

Yesterday, May's gamble did not pay off. Tories actually lost seats, now only holding 318. She is now considerably weaker and under some circumstances could be unseated without any fanfare. 

Today, May received permission to form a Minority Government.

 

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