May's Snap Election Gamble Backfires
2017 UK General Election
She has resisted calls to step down and is seeking to form a government despite losing her Commons majority. She wants to stay in office under the understanding that the Democratic Unionist Party supports her minority administration. Her party are eight seats short of the 326 needed for a majority and partnering with the DUP would mean both parties have a combined 329 seats. One of the main reasons for the result was the strong turnout among younger people who cast their votes for Labour, something which was not expected to occur.
This chart shows seats won and share of votes received in the 2017 UK general election.