Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The British Conservatives On The Verge Of Losing Their Majority?

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends an election campaign event in Wolverhampton, May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

Express: Theresa May election meltdown? Pollsters predict Tories to LOSE House of Commons majority

THE Conservatives will lose their outright majority clinched by David Cameron in 2015 in the upcoming June 8 election, a YouGov projection has claimed.

The calamitous news for Theresa May comes from the first seat by seat projection for the campaign, and suggests the Conservatives will fall 16 seats short of an overall majority.

The YouGov prediction would leave Theresa May with 310 MPs – 20 fewer than at the time of dissolution of the last Parliament – while Labour are set to surge from 229 to 257 MPs on June 8 election, a gain of 28 seats in the Commons.

The shocking scenario could leave Theresa May’s hand weakened ahead of Brexit negotiations – or see her ousted by an opposing coalition government.

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WNU Editor: Other polls are saying another story .... UK PM May's lead narrows slightly to 12 points: ICM poll (Reuters). What's my take on the U.K. election .... the  number one issue is Brexit .... but when I heard that this is what the Conservatives were/are pushing .... Theresa May waters down 'dementia tax' in extraordinary U-turn after poll lead slashed (The Independent) .... I said to myself that the Tory campaign team must be working for the opposition.

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