UK election ends in hung parliament

09 June 2017


According to reports from BBC news, the PM has no intention of resigning, despite failing to win a majority.

The Conservatives won the most seats, but did not gain the majority required to take power.

What happens now?

In a hung parliament, the Conservative government will remain in office - and Theresa May can live in Downing Street - until it is decided who will attempt to form a new government or unless she decides to resign.

There may be a frenzied round of talks between the party leaders and their negotiating teams, as they try to put together another coalition government or a looser deal to put either Mrs May or Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (the only two people with a realistic chance) into power as prime minister.

Or one of the two party leaders could opt to go it alone and try to run a minority government, relying on the support of smaller parties when needed to get their laws passed.
 

Keep up with the latest from BBC news as events unfold.