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Tories turned over in UK General Election

Accepted submission by PiMuNu at 2017-06-09 11:06:31


Theresa May will visit Buckingham Palace at 12:30 BST to seek permission to form a new UK government, despite losing her Commons majority.

She is seeking to stay in office on the understanding that the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland will support her minority administration.

With one seat left to declare, the Tories are eight seats short of the 326 figure needed to command a majority.

BBC []
Guardian []
Telegraph [] (beware awful ads, but it's a Tory broadsheet)

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* The UK stock market is up but the pound is down []
* European leaders react with a mix of incredulity, conciliatory statements; Brexit plans in tatters []
* Record number of female MPs returned; overall high turnout []

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