Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister after shock election result
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign as British Prime Minister.
The call comes after the Conservative Party lost its majority in a shock result leaving the UK with a projected hung parliament.
They are still expected to remain the largest party and Theresa May has said it is “incumbent” on Conservatives to provide government.
The Conservatives are expected to have 318 seats, while Labour is expected to have 262 seats.
The SNP are predicted 35, the Liberal Democrats are on 12 and the Green Party one MP.
Accepting victory after holding his Islington North seat with more than 40,000 votes, Corbyn said: “Politics has changed.
“Politics isn’t going back into the box where it was before.
“People have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics.”
The left winger said she should “go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country”.
The Conservatives were expected to win the election in a landslide after Theresa May chose to call the snap election after Easter.
It is believed that there was a high turnout in today’s vote, with more young people voting than in previous general elections.
Stations closed at 10pm after voting took place from 7am on Thursday.
44% of LGBT people said they intended to vote Labour, compared to 32% for the Conservatives.
An exit poll carried out for the BBC, ITV and Sky News had predicted there could be a hung parliament at 10PM last night.
Shortly after the exit poll, the British pound dropped by around 1.5 percent compared to the US dollar.
The SNP manifesto also commits to reform of the Gender Recognition Act, though Nicola Sturgeon has not yet answered PinkNews readers’ questions.
Theresa May earlier this week revived her plans to repeal human rights laws.
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