Sanders 'Delighted' by Corbyn's Success in UK Election

Smiling through John Stevenson secured a third term

"No further appointments will be made this evening", May's office said.

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British political history.

Instead of heading to the Conservative party, many Brexit supporters turned instead to Labour, attracted by the pledge to renationalise the railways, mail and some energy providers, the Labour source said.

Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, en route to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen the day after the general election.

However she said he, along with foreign secretary Boris Johnson, home secretary Amber Rudd, defence secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit minister David Davis would remain in their posts.

MARTIN: Well, so clearly there's a lot to talk about. Since any deal is not expected to involve a formal coalition, such talks may not hold up the formation of government.

Stressing that her party had won the maximum votes and emerged as the single largest party, she claimed that only the Tories can provide the "certainty" needed to guide the country through crucial Brexit talks that begins with the European Union on June 19. But the uncertain outcome is more evidence that after the populist surges that produced Brexit and President Donald Trump - and the centrist fightbacks led by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron - politics remains volatile and unpredictable.

Cutting a deal with the DUP, which won 10 seats, may not be straightforward.

With 636 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, the Conservatives had 310 to the Labour Party's 258.

Jeremy Corbyn's future as Labour leader is secure after his extraordinary election success. She did not, however, provide details of the nature of the alliance with the DUP.

The DUP, which May referred to as her "friends", was non-committal in its initial remarks. This throws their ability to form a new government into chaos, just days before Brexit negotiations are due to begin.

After winning his own seat in north London, Corbyn said May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired.

"I voted for a person who I thought would fight for a better deal for Northern Ireland and although the DUP campaigned to leave, some voice in government will surely be better than none".

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May had repeatedly ruled out the need for a new election before changing her mind. He later said it was it was "pretty clear who has won this election".

But there was little sympathy from some other Europeans.

"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. It does not care about domestic United Kingdom politics, save to the extent that it would prefer a strong and stable government that will not be overruled by its parliament, or overly influenced by other stakeholders who do not like the compromises that are required to be made.

As the country awaited results early, May said Britain needed a "period of stability".

The constituency of Houghton and Sunderland South in north-east England which had maintained its lead as the first to declare since the 1990s lost out as it declared a few minutes later at 2305 local time, also in favour of the Labour party.

"We must in my view seek to deliver an open Brexit, not a closed one, which puts our country's economic growth first".

Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded but defiant Theresa May soldiered on Friday as Britains prime minister, resisting pressure to resign after the failure of a high-stakes election gamble that made the massive challenge of untangling Britain from the European Union only more complex and uncertain.

Mr Stevenson refused to comment on Theresa May's sitation, but said: "I have to be honest".

May had unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago, three years early, polls predicting she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from Cameron.

Sterling plunged against the dollar and the euro as the election result created even more uncertainty over the whole Brexit process.

Then, attacks in Manchester and London killed a total of 30 people and twice brought the campaign to a halt.

May sketched plans for tightening Britain's already extensive security laws, but Corbyn shifted the debate to focus on her own six-year record as interior minister, when she oversaw thousands of budget-saving cuts in the police roll.

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