With all but 20 or so seats still to declare, the likely result of the 2017 general election is projected to look like this:
- Party, seats won [seats before the vote]
- Cons 318 
- Lab 262 
- SNP 35 
- Lib Dem 13 
- Green 1 
- PLAID CYMRU 3 
- UKIP 0 
- OTHERS 18
Here’s how the votes stacked up:
After 606 results #GE2017
Con 12,636,468 (290)
Lab 12,103,534 (250)
LD 2,114,912 (11)
SNP 925,640 (34)
UKIP 558,397 (0)
— General Election???????? (@UKGenElect) June 9, 2017
A government needs to command at least 326 seats to command a majority of the 650-seat House of Commons. So Prime Minister Theresa May will now need to negotiate with other parties in hopes of forming a government.
She may not be able to. Having thrown away a poll lead of up to 20 points back in April, her own party members may insist that she resign.
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