Tahlka News Bureau
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa Mays Conservative party is close to losing its pace in the parliamentary majority in the crucial general election, according to an official exit poll, which may lead to a serial crises in the parliament pushing a delay to the much awaited Brexit talks.
The exit poll came after the voting were closed yesterday evening.
The exit poll predicted the Conservatives would win 314 seats in the 650 member parliament and the left-wing opposition Labour Party with 266 seats. This is down from the 331 won by the party in the 2015 general election and indicates a hung parliament.
Meanwhile, Newcastle made history by becoming the first constituency to declare its results at 2300 (local time) in favour of the Labour party.
With only 10 days left for Britain to depart from the European Union, there is uncertainty over who would form the next government and over the fundamental direction Brexit would take.
"At this time, more than anything else this country needs a period of stability," a grim-faced May said after winning her own parliamentary sea of Maidenhead in southeast England.
"If … the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes then it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do."
Corbyn, after winning his seat in north London said, May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost
support and lost confidence," he said.
"I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all the people of this country."