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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to resign after shock election result

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Theresa May’s gamble in calling a snap election has backfired, resulting in a projected hung parliament. And now Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has called upon his political rival to resign and “make way for a government that will be truly representative of all the people of this country”.

Accepting victory after holding his Islington North seat with an incredible 40,086 votes (the most ever cast for an MP in his constituency), Corbyn said: “The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate.

“Well the mandate she has got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence.”


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The left-winger went on to say that May needs to “go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country”.

“Politics isn’t going back into the box where it was before,” said Corbyn.

“People have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics.”

Theresa May addresses her constituents

Theresa May addresses her constituents

May, however, has once again repeated her ‘strong and stable’ mantra – suggesting that she does not plan to resign.

“At this time more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability,” she said, after winning her seat at Maidenhead.

“And if, as the indications have shown and if this is correct that the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes, then it will be incumbent on us to ensure we have that period of stability - and that is exactly what we will do.”


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A BBC exit poll analysis predicts that the Conservatives are set to win 318 seats, and Labour 262.

The SNP are predicted 35, the Liberal Democrats are on 12, and the Green Party have one so far.

With this result, some form of minority or coalition government is now becoming increasingly likely.

Corbyn said: “People have said they’ve had quite enough. Of cuts in public expenditure, under-funding of our schools and health service and not giving our young people the chance they deserve.

“I’m very proud of the campaign we have run, for the many not the few, and people voting for hope for the future and turning their backs on austerity.”

Images: Rex Features

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