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May working to fill out ranks of minority government after disappointing election

11 Juin 2017

Anand Menon, professor of politics at King's College London, said her lack of a majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal.

"It is vital our nation's politicians put petty party politics to one side".

Simon French, chief economist at the investment bank and corporate broker Panmure Gordon, believes a "softer" Brexit will be in the works, given the election outcome.

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"With the Brexit negotiations nearly upon us and a hung parliament, you never know how far this pushes people to the point they lose confidence".

"I was surprised by the results". Some parliamentarians in both the Conservative and Labour parties want to remain in the EU.

Agreeing a position with the DUP is going to be "very hard for May", argues Bronwen Maddox, the director of the Institute for Government, a think tank.

Mr Johal said: "This makes things much more uncertain for businesses and we don't have any idea about the direction people will follow. But we are nine days off from the Brexit talks starting", he told BBC Radio.

Meanwhile, opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn savored a surprisingly strong result boosted by an energized, youthful base.

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce chief executive Sara Williams said: "The immediate priority is the formation of a workable administration that can sure-up business confidence around economic management". "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as a result of 'no negotiations, '" he wrote on Twitter. May called the snap election to win a clear mandate for her plan to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union in order to cut immigration.

She was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax".

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The Tories ended up with a loss on Thursday night while Labour made groundbreaking gains across the board.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had given the party "confidence" about selling party policies such as public ownership of the railways, she added. But speaking outside Number 10 yesterday the Prime Minister said: "What the country needs more than ever is certainty".

Speculation has been mounting over a leadership challenge following poor general election results which saw her party lose its majority. We have worked well with May. But she welcomed Mrs May's decision to stay on as PM.

Councillor Thompson said: "Angela Merkel must be rubbing her hands with glee with a weakened government going into Brexit negotiations - it's a awful situation".

"It is not the outcome any of us would have wanted in the Conservative Party".

"The only person who has a question hanging over their leadership is Theresa May". Conservative MPs and councillors in the county today rallied around the PM, saying she remains the right person to lead the country into the crunch talks.

But Labour chiefs accused her of creating an unstable platform ahead of the upcoming meetings with European Union bureaucrats. Tory numbers fell from 330 MPs to 318 and eight ministers lost seats - including former MP and Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer, who authored her disastrous manifesto.

"I want to see Labour get in Government and I will help in any way that I can".

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.

The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, home secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace May.