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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11pm: theresa may is back in downing street, but her parliamentary majority is gone, and britain has a hung parliament. i have just been to seen her majesty the queen and will now form a government, a government that can provide certainty and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. labour made gains across britain, confounding many predictions, asjeremy corbyn said his party was the real winner. incredible results. the labour party. it was people voted for hope. young people and old people all came together yesterday. a very high turnout, a huge increase in the labour vote. we'll have the full result with the conservatives on 318, labour on 262 and both parties having increased their share of the vote.
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in northern ireland, said they would try to help the conservatives stay in power. in scotland, a challenging night for the snp as they lost a third of their seats and its former leader alex salmond was among those defeated. after a collapse in ukip‘s share of the vote and no mps, the party leader paul nuttall resigns. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may is trying to construct a new government and face the challenge of the imminent brexit process, having lost her majority in the house of commons, while labour made unexpected gains. the conservatives emerged from yesterday's election as the largest party, but with no parliamentary majority
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and they're hoping to rely on northern ireland's democratic unionists to stay in power. the prime minister said she felt sorry for colleagues who lost their seats and said she would reflect on the lessons. so this is the final outcome. the conservatives have 318 seats, eight short of a majority. labour has 262, the snp 35, the liberal democrats 12, the democratic unionist party ten and plaid cymru four. the conservatives lost 13 seats overall. they'd been expecting big gains. labour added 30, while the snp lost 21. so theresa may is still prime minister, but there are questions about the viability of this new administration. in this extended programme, we'll have the results, reaction and analysis and we'll consider the implications both for brexit and for scottish independence. first, our political editor laura kuenssberg reports on a night
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and day of intense political drama. is this strong and stable? she who dares doesn't always win. the most votes, the most seats. but under this stinging glare, no iron gates, nor police protection can shield the reason they from the accusation she looks apolitical lose. —— apolitical lose. the trappings of power, the visit to the palace, help from northern irish mps mean she can gather enough support to stay on. but having believed herself to be on the brink of a sizeable majority, going backwards seems like defeat. i have just been to see her majesty the queen and i will now form a government.
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a government that can provide certainty and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. this government will guide the country through the crucial brexit talks that begin injust ten days. not a single mention of the result. what the country needs more than ever is certainty and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the conservative and unionist party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the house of commons. this will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the eu which guarantees our long—term prosperity. that's what people voted for last june. that's what we will deliver. now, let's get to work. so theresa may walks
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back into number ten still prime minister but damaged, diminished, a smallerfigure. thank you very much! jeremy corbyn is not the victor. labour lost as badly as they did in 2010. but he looks it. behind by nearly 60 seats, but so much further on than anyone expected. many young voters‘ dreams, the tories‘ nightmare. incredible result for the labour party because people voted for hope. young people and old people all came together yesterday. very high turnout, huge increase in the labour vote and they did it because they want to see things done differently and they want hope in their lives. coffee for tory staffers this morning instead of celebratory champagne. the loss of so many seats burst their balloons. are you stepping down, mrs may?
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traditional election rules showed few clues to theresa may's retreat. boris, does your party need a new leader? should it be you? by morning, words in the wind of ministers who might think of their own manoeuvres. because what was surprise at the start... bell tolls and what we're saying is the conservatives are the largest party. note that they don't have an overall majority at this stage. ..gradually, seat after seat, was glorious shock for labour. loss after loss for the conservatives. no obvious pattern or geography to start with. but a hung parliament. # we'll keep the red flag flying here...# with no overall winner becoming clear. we cannot see any way
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at all that the conservatives can get to the 326 mark and we think it's pretty clear that there is going to be a hung parliament. was he grabbing a victory of sorts? well, over the sceptics in his party... politics isn't going back into the box where it was before. what had seemed her unassailable lead at the startjust melted away. personal as well as political loss written all over her face. as we ran this campaign, we set out to consider the issues that are the key priorities for the british people. the tories care about winning. it wasn't long for the first call for her to go. she's a very talented woman and she doesn't shy from difficult decisions, but she now has to obviously consider her position.
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but no others publiclyjoined. discipline perhaps? or some cheer from tories‘ big wins in scotland, a separate campaign fought with 13 seats won, levels of support not seen for years. the tories and labour in scotland dragged the snp down from their high point. the bubble pricked even for alex salmond. other parties took heavy fire. the lib dems adding seats but losing their biggest household name, nick clegg, perhaps loved and loathed. nuttall, paul andrew, ukip. .. and in reverse, another ukip leader took his leave. no party though can govern alone. meet the ten—strong democratic unionist party, northern irish mps who will prop theresa may up. the prime minister has spoken with me this morning and we will enter discussions with the conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation. 0thers, though,
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calling for her to go. we will work with others if it is at all possible to keep the tories out of government. she put her party before her country, she has been found out. she should be ashamed. it's an act the westminster circus did not expect. i think labour mps have been shocked by how well we've done. a lot of them will recognise jeremy's here and will take us into the next election and they will start to work with him. i think we've witnessed a political earthquake and i am going to be the first or second or third person to say that jeremy has had a character explosion. you must accept, though, that a hung parliament makes the government less stable, less strong. i accept this isn't the result we wanted. it's not a great result. i'm not here sugar—coating this view. i'm telling you that of the options, once the people have decided at the ballot box, this is the clear one that gives the country certainty. but only late this afternoon did the prime minister acknowledge that
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anything had gone wrong. i had wanted to achieve a larger majority, but that was not the result that we secured and i'm sorry for all those candidates and hard—working party workers who weren't successful. she won more votes, more seats, she keeps this address, but her gamble failed. the electorate can damn with faint praise. laura keunssberg, bbc news, downing street. seven weeks ago the prime minister said she needed a strong mandate and an early stages of the campaign there was no suggestion in surveys 01’ there was no suggestion in surveys or public opinion that the political wouldn't pay off. but the results, when all the votes were counted, was the disappearance of the majority and a hung parliament, despite an increase in the conservative share of the vote. a deputy political and that takes a closer look at the
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gamble and how it failed. who expected to hear or tell this tale today? the story of a leader and her party that felt unstoppable, at times seemed lost. then ended up mocked by enemies, and seen by the rest as having gone from strong and stable to weak and wobbly. theresa may, top of her party, but no longer in charge. there had been a turning point. i thought it was awful. the campaign was going swimmingly well until we launched our own manifesto, and did the triple assault on our core vote — the elderly. mrs may never looked like stumbling at the start. it was all about her, britain's most trusted leader — most of all by older voters. we will deliver for britain. but a new social care policy left thousands, including natural conservative supporters, fearing their family homes might go to pay care bills after they had gone. that forced a u—turn — a u—turn she unconvincingly tried to deny. nothing has changed.
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nothing has changed! we are offering a long—term solution for the sustainability of social care for the future. but no one really believed it. are you embarrassed by this u—turn, prime minister? tory poll ratings suffered. furious tories blamed her advisers, and theresa may's way of relying on them, fiona hill and nick timoney, who is said to have come up with the vote loser of a planned. will he last? through the campaign, tv and radio appearances were dominated by a handful of trusted administers. one in particular, who was sent to debate when her boss said no. theresa may may not be here, but i hope to make a good fist of it. today, the focus is on tories who want more of a role, and a more powerful cabinet as a whole. life is not going to
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be easy in future. would a bit more cabinet discussion help? there have been a lot of complaints, a lot of feeling that things have been decided by a small group of people, ministers have not been consulted. i think the prime minister would be wise to pay attention to this feeling that ministers need to be included in all decisions. you know, any decision that affects their department, it is absurd they are not consulted. theresa may's credit with voters seemed to fade the longer the campaign went on. once, when she was defending tory spending plans. in the labour party manifesto, we know the figures don't add up. what is important... what about your own figures? let the prime minister answer. two terrorist attacks made this an election like no other. mrs may claimed to be the leader to keep britain safe, but was challenged time and again about police cuts.
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austerity was costing them support. jeremy corbyn tapped into the feeling of anti—austerity in the country, and i picked that up on the doorstep. people were tiring of austerity and wanted something different. it is too late for theresa may to correct the failures of her campaign, but there is time to pay the price as she plans a parliamentary programme, knowing that anything that upsets mps risks a humiliating defeat. she had hoped to win freedom on brexit but the danger now is that her hands may be tied. the prime minister's big gamble failed. today, she has spoken of five more years in office but when you are under this kind of pressure, time can fly quickly between one crisis and the next. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. labour gained 30 seats last night across britain, forcing many of jeremy corbyn‘s opponents in the party
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to admit they had underestimated him and his ability to enthuse younger voters. mr corbyn says it was an incredible result for his party. 0ur correspondent vicki young looks at how and where those labour gains were achieved. 0h, jeremy corbyn! it wasn't victory, but to jeremy corbyn and his most ardent fans it felt almost as sweet. many had written him off, instead he's delivered labour's largest increase in the share of the vote since the war. his team said he offered voters hope, a positive vision. they want jeremy is a leader, straight talking on his politics, that's what they want, they want someone to come and say this is what i believe in, what i want to implement and this is what i will do and they support that type of politics. it's what these huge enthusiastic crowds wanted, all over the country mr corbyn took his message. our manifesto offers something very different. he offered
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higher pay, more free childcare, scrapping tuition fees by more taxes on the corporations unwell wealthy and win the votes came in it seemed young voters were behind the labour surge. university city of canterbury, a seat which had been held by the conservatives for 100 yea rs. held by the conservatives for 100 years. now labour. something their success stems from videos on social media which had tens of millions of views and shares. a lot of young people as well don't really read all the newspapers that were kind of doing their smear campaign against jeremy corbyn, so i think people underestimated how effective sharing stories and photographs was. university fees and for people going back, it is over a fresh and you see someone who will stick to his word. what do you think about his image and the campaign varane?” what do you think about his image and the campaign varane? i think he did well, he did turn up to the
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debates and tirade didn't —— he ran. i think people were quite interested in his antiestablishment rhetoric and people sat on the backbenches and people sat on the backbenches and fighting for the small people, the little man, for 30 years. insiders at labour hq said this result was absolutely a victory for jeremy corbyn. they say the interviews voters, especially the young, by offering clear, popular policies —— infused. the question 110w policies —— infused. the question now is whether labour mps will accept his leadership. last year mr corbyn was challenged for the top job, today his former rival was eating humble pie. i was wrong in terms of him being able to do this well and he has proved me and others wrong and i take my hat off back to him. i don't know what he's got but if we could bottle it we would be doing well. others praised his performance but pointed out power is someway off. we can win over former
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conservative voters but we need to know why even if they identify with oui’ know why even if they identify with our values they didn't vote for us this time, it's a positive process building on the leap forward we've had at this election. labour party candidate, 16300 and 43 votes. tonight the final result of the 20 17th election, labour took kensington from the conservatives by just 20 votes —— 2017. labour has 110w just 20 votes —— 2017. labour has now just lost three just 20 votes —— 2017. labour has nowjust lost three general elections in a row. were just walking down our street to our home now, thanks very much for coming everyone. but the infighting of the past three years has been forgotten for now —— we're just walking. vicky young, bbc news, westminster. well, just how will the futures of both party leaders pan out over the coming months. earlier, speaking to huw edwards, our political editor laura kuenssberg was asked how credible the prime minister's comments were that she would remain in power for the next five years.
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i think it is certainly optimistic. tonight it certainly seems ambitious of theresa may to be hoping she will still be here living above the shop in downing street in five years time. i think there is consensus among tories today after the dramatic events overnight, their expectations so bashed that today was not the day, tomorrow won't be the day, in terms of rallying around her and creating a sense of pores and stability as the leader of the largest party with the largest number of seats, she has the right, supported by colleagues, to stay on to try to form a government. in normal times she probably would have been out the door by now because the tories care about power, they are ruthless when it comes to leaders who look like losers but these are not normal times. the brexit negotiations are almost upon us and therefore there is this window were theresa may has been given a chance to steadied the ship. but there are
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senior conservatives who say it is not tenable to see her staying in the medium term and the medium term could feel like quite a short period of time. she's got a queen's speech to get through on the 19th ofjune, shortly after that her first european summit, could be a very mental few weeks european summit, could be a very mentalfew weeks indeed. european summit, could be a very mental few weeks indeed. how does her position contrast to jeremy corbyn‘s? her position contrast to jeremy corbyn's? totally on ahead, ambitions for him were at rock bottom at the start of the campaign and they have soared above expectations. what they hoped for, putting together a coalition of old labour voters, cross about the iraqi war, younger voters labour voters, cross about the iraqi war, younger voters infused for the first time, putting that together with greens and former libdems and making a coalition could make inroads in the broader electorate. that has for now insulated him. he has relished almost every moment of this campaign because what he has always been is a campaigner. whether or not when they get back to the day
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to day ground of the house of commons that positivity around his leadership will remain, that's a different question. but the experience for him of this campaign has been to strengthen his leadership, no question about that. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg speaking to hugh edwards. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the financial times has as its main story theresa may's weakened position on brexit after the election result. the daily mirror leads with theresa may's government alliance with the dup. the i calls theresa may's decision to call a snap general election a catastrophic misjudgement. the times headline reads: it says the prime minister was clinging onto power. tories turn on theresa says the mail, reporting that mps are threatening to oust her within six months after what it calls her disastrous election campaign. while the express says a drawn—looking theresa may: the guardian's headline: saying mrs may has apologised to her party colleagues
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after losing the conservatives' majority in parliament. and the sun says she had her chips, picturing mrs may on her election campaign, saying tory party grandees are planning to oust herfrom number 10 in six months. theresa may's convinced she can form a government with help from conservative friends and allies as she calls them, the dup. my colleague christian fraser looks at the workings of hung parliaments, and how the conservatives might now govern. we don't have as much experience with hung parliaments in the uk as they do on the continent, but we have had one as recently as 2010. you will recall of the five frantic days of negotiation, david cameron went into negotiation with nick clegg's liberal democrats, a government that lasted the full five—year term. it's unlikely we're going to get a coalition this time but the conservatives can still govern and here's why. 326 is the
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magic number, an absolute majority, just over half of the constituencies in the uk, the conservatives are eight short, in fact the number is normally a bit less than this because sinn fein don't take their seats and the speaker doesn't vote. nonetheless the conservatives can have a go at it because they have the most seats in parliament and that's what theresa may is doing right now, she's taken the initiative, she went to see the queenjust after initiative, she went to see the queen just after lunchtime today because she thinks she can form a government. what she has to insure is by the time they come to the queen's speech there is a majority of mps in the parliament that will support her platform. to put it another way, she has to make sure there's a majority of mps that aren't going to vote against it. let's ta ke aren't going to vote against it. let's take a look at the numbers. what i'm going to do is build a left—leaning alliance, not a coalition but parties on the left that might supportjeremy corbyn. there's 261 for labour, we will put
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in the snp, the liberal democrats, plaid cymru and also the one green mp. you will see that they are short of the magic number and actually short of the conservative number on 313, five short of where the conservatives are. the what happens to the conservatives if you put the dup with them. the biggest party in the northern ireland assembly, ten seats, and they are over that magic number so they potentially have 328 mps. what kind of relationship would this be with the dup? there are potentially three options, a formal coalition or they could have a much more informal relationship where they vote on a vote by vote basis, or you could have what's called confidence and supply whereby the dup agree to vote on the government on key issues like the budget or a vote that might bring down the government in return for a price. the one thing to say is these two parties do have long—standing connections and the dup has voted with the conservatives many times
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before. a couple of important dates for you before we finished, this one, doing the 13th is when the new parliament meets. after that new mps will be sworn in, this is the day by which theresa may has to be confident she's got that majority of mps, a week on monday, june 19. incidentally what happens if after that point, after the queen's speech, there's a leadership contest or theresa may decides to stand aside? the conservatives would still remain in power while any leadership contest follows. in a moment, it'll be time for the papers. but first, let's see some of the enduring sights and sounds of the past 24 hours as the voters of britain refused to give theresa may the big majority she sought and delivered a hung and what we're saying is the conservatives are the largest party.
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:? don'thave overall at. stage. majority at this stage. u nless majority at this stage. unless the exit poll is incredibly wrong, the prime minister has bailed to achieve her %2 222175255; 55—— iti——'——i22'itiféz‘ z'ziéé'ii .. .. worst politics has changed and politics isn't going back. you live by the sword and you die by the sword. lam standing i am standing down today as the leader of ukip with immediate are - stepping if mrs may? oh, jeremy corbyn! i will now form a government, a government that can provide certainty and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. t’: g p will good evening. i'm sure for some of
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us good evening. i'm sure for some of us it's felt a little more autumnal, the weather, this week than summerlike but there with, you may well see something a little, and more settled heading up from the south next week, not for all but for many. as for what's heading our way, we have had at least some sunshine today, this was sent in late in the day from hertfordshire but more rain to come this weekend. notjust rain but blustery winds as well and in between some more sunshine, of course following the rain there will be more showers hence the rainbow picture behind. this is what's heading our way overnight, already raining in the western side of the uk and it will ”ft”; north raining in the western side of the uk aiifi the lfzftfinorth % raining in the western side of the uk aiifi the it“ and north % raining in the western side of the uk aiifi the it“ and easti % raining in the western side of the uk aiifi the it“ and east of% raining in the western side of the uk aiifi the it“ and east of it it east. to the north and east of it it will turn chilly in the north—east of scotland, the cloud lifting here, could see a little fog by morning
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but for many, especially northern ireland, south—west scotland, northern england, a foggy and warm night, my old sleeping underneath that low cloud and hill fog. as the day progresses the rain will meander into western areas and it will sit there for the rest of the day, the cumbrian fells and no welsh mountains could see 60 millimetres tomorrow. it does clear behind it and pleasant across the moray firth in scotland, northern scotland seeing 20 degrees, unfortunately the weather front stagnates in northern and western parts of england and wales with low cloud, hill fog as well, not particularly pleasant conditions but warm rain and as we come out of that rather grey and wet weather we will have sunshine in central and eastern areas and here we could see 13 7 it will be pretty we rest assured it will be pretty u nsettled. we rest assured it will be pretty unsettled. this weather front meander south and east, a muggy
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start to the day in central and eastern parts, cloud coming and going, some brightness around. brighter in the north of england, wales and the south—west but showers get going into the night and in scotla nd get going into the night and in scotland and northern ireland in the day on sunday, hail, éiié winds, i the edge of the shewers. takingibkeégkeflbe more cloud in m temperature, more cloud in central and eastern areas it won't be as warm as tomorrow. blustery showers continue for the first part of the new week, especially in the north, we will see things slowly getting drier as this high builds in, it forces the weather fronts to the north of the west of the uk so southern and eastern areas will be the best of the sunshine. a long way ahead but the hope things are settling as more setflgmw the this is bbc news. we will
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