Can May survive last night result?
Sky News are reporting that Theresa May has no intention of resigning as Prime Minister after a disastrous night for her party, according to Sky sources. She is trying to produce a small working majority in coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party – despite facing calls to stand down – and is expected to visit Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm to seek permission to form a government.
If I lose just six seats I will lose this election and Jeremy Corbyn will be sitting down to negotiate with Europe: https://t.co/OwbfDseOJh
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 20, 2017
Sky’s political editor Faisal Islam said such a deal “would complicate the relationship between the UK government and the power-sharing government in Northern Ireland”. Sky’s senior political correspondent Beth Rigby added: “She wants to stay- I’m not getting the sense they (Conservative Party) want to push her out.