UK General Election: Latest updates
2017-Jun-09 | By News Admin

After the most challenging night of her political career, British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Queen Elizabeth II to seek to form a new government.

She needs to turn to the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland to give her the number of seats required after her Conservative Party suffered a big setback in the country's general election.

What you need to know
Britain has been plunged into political chaos overnight.

  • Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Queen Elizabeth II as she seeks to form a new government.
  • She is scrambling to form a new administration as election results weaken her position on Brexit
  • The ruling Conservative Party lost its majority, resulting in a hung parliament.
  • The Conservatives must link up with other parties – likely Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party -- to form a majority.
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has done far better than expected.
  • The results could derail upcoming Brexit negotiations, which are due to start in just 10 days time.

Who has what?
With just one seat yet to declare, we now have a clear picture of what the House of Commons looks like.

The Conservative Party currently has 318 seats - short of the 326 needed for an overall majority, while the Labour Party has 261.

Sources : BBC News / CNN News