The British conservatives are in the lead in parliamentary elections
The conservatives, led by Prime Minister Theresa may won 314 seats in the new Parliament, but it is 16 mandates less than they had before the election.
LONDON, June 9. /Offset. TASS Ilya Dmitriev, Maxim Ryzhkov/. In the UK the ruling Conservative party is leading in the early parliamentary elections held in the United Kingdom on 8 June. As evidenced by anecdotal evidence of a single exit poll, prepared by three leading TV channels of the country, the conservatives, led by Prime Minister Theresa may won 314 seats in the new Parliament.
According to the announcement the final results of counting of votes in the first election district of the first parliamentary mandate received Newcastle-upon-Tyne, uniting the Central part of the city is the largest in the North East of England.
A member of the house of Commons, the lower house of the legislature, became a labour MP Chi Onwurah. The MP, who was first elected to Parliament in 2010, has received more than 24 thousand votes, beating his main opponent from the ruling Conservative party on 15 thousand votes.
If these estimates are confirmed, the conservatives will receive 16 mandates less than they had in the previous Parliament. Early elections Theresa may announced at the end of April with the aim to strengthen its position in the House of Commons before the start of negotiations with Brussels about the terms of the country’s withdrawal from the EU. However, in this situation it would only weaken the position of the party and it will face the prospect of retirement.
The opposition labour party, according to polls conducted at the exit from polling stations, 266 mandates, that is 37 more than before the election. The party “Liberal Democrats”, according to the exit poll, guaranteeing in Parliament, 14 seats, the Scottish national party — 34, the other party — 22 seats.
The data of exit polls were announced immediately after closing of polling stations. Now is the counting of votes, which will last all night. The final results should be announced in the morning.
If none of the parties will not be able to guarantee the mandates of 326 in the 650-seat House of Commons, the country would be in a situation of a “hung Parliament”.
This will mean talks on forming a coalition government and eventually even a new election.