Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Randolph Lopez
June 15, 2017

The Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election.

May is seeking to rely on the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 MPs to win key votes in parliament.

"I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen, and I will now form a government - a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country", a grim-faced May said in a statement delivered outside 10 Downing Street.

United Kingdom polls today opened with about 46 million eligible voters expected to cast their ballot to choose between Prime Minister Theresa May and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn under the looming shadow of the two deadly terror attacks that recently rocked the country.

In April, British Prime Minister Theresa May chose to call a snap election, even though she had promised not to. The BBC has reported that May will intend to try and govern on the basis that her party had won the largest number of votes and seats. The prime minister said she meant to form a government with the Democratic Unionists to form a government that would "provide certainty" and "lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country", according to the BBC.

"I don't think that's in the hearts and minds of Londoners at the minute, (not) almost as much as security is", said Sheard, 22. May hinted on Friday that she would form a government, even without a majority, because Britain needed "a period of stability".

The election outcome is an embarrassing turn for May who called the vote three years earlier than required, to give her a strong position in Brexit negotiations.

The exit polls also mark an unexpected rise for Corbyn, who has hung on as Labour leader through several attempts from senior members of his party to oust him. May's gamble, extraordinary for there was no need to call a snap general election, has considerably reduced her authority and this will present problems in negotiating a clean exit from the EU. The Labour Party was projected to win 266, up from 229.

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A defiant Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Friday to form a government to lead Britain out of the European Union despite losing her majority in a snap general election and facing calls to resign.

Opinion polls had suggested she had a commanding lead over Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, who added 29 seats.

A delay in forming a government could push back the start of Brexit talks, now scheduled for June 19, and reduce the time available for what are expected to be the most complex negotiations in post-World War Two European history.

After the election, the right-wing UK Independence Party, which helped drive Brexit, was left with no seats in Parliament.

"The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", Corbyn said in a speech early Friday.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans told CNN his party shot itself "in the head" with an "irrelevant" manifesto, which was peppered with "arsenic".

"And then it is up to other parties if they want to support us". "I wouldn't necessarily say it's at the top". Under British law, a political party (in this case, the Conservatives headed by May) can call an election ahead of the end of their terms time.

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