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Jeremy Corbyn calls on May to resign after hung parliament

Jeremy Corbyn calls on May to resign after hung parliament

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn managed to secure his parliamentary seat, receiving 40,086 votes in his constituency of Islington North, London. With exit polls projecting that the Conservatives will lose their majority in parliament, Corbyn told his supporters that it was a sign that Prime Minister Theresa May should step down.

Corbyn stated “the prime minister 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.”

Corbyn said that he was proud of people all over the “voting for hope, for the future, and turning their backs on austerity.” It is the ninth time that Corbyn has been elected in Islington North.

Although exit polls predict that the Conservative Party will still get the most seats, they are estimated to fall short of gaining the 326 seats needed to form a government.

If no political parties are able to win 326 seats, the election will result in a hung parliament. If there is a hung parliament, the Conservative government will remain in office until it is decided who will form a new government as a majority. Although there is no official time limit, the decision is expected to take shape by June 13, when the new parliament meets for the first time. If this cannot be decided, Theresa May will be expected to resign.