Speed Reads

Britain Votes

With results still coming in, Corbyn calls on May to resign

It was supposed to be a landslide victory for Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives, but as the United Kingdom waits for the final results of Thursday's snap election to come in, exit polls and official tallies point toward a possible hung Parliament.

May called for the election in April when her party was 20 points ahead of its main opposition, the Labour Party. May wanted to have a stronger mandate before Brexit talks, but a projection has the Conservatives at 318 seats, eight away from the necessary number of seats for a working majority and down from 330, with Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, picking up seats for a projected total of 267.

After winning re-election for his seat in north London, Corbyn said May "called the election because she wanted a mandate. Well, the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support, and lost confidence. I would have thought that is enough for her to go, actually." Later, May said the country "needs a period of stability" and her priority is getting the Brexit deal done right.