UK Election: Shock hung parliament forecast by exit polls and early seats


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UK Election: Shock hung parliament forecast by exit polls and early seats

Theresa May is facing a mounting backlash over her “catastrophic” election campaign after an exit poll suggested that her snap election gamble had failed to pay off.

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories  will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

The poll suggest Britain is heading for a hung parliament, with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons.

Senior Conservatives said this morning that she had made “fundamental strategic errors” and said that her closest aides should be “banished” from Downing Street.
They complained that the campaign had been centred around a “cult of personality” and “central control”, adding: “It has completely blown up in our face”.
One senior Tory told The Telegraph: “This is bad, it’s worse than bad. Her advisers should walk out of the door now never to return, regardless of the final result.

They should be banished forever. “Can she hang on? She [Theresa] has zero credibility if this exit poll is correct.

“The very best we can get tonight is to end up where we were. The cult of personality and central control has completely blown up in our face.”

George Osborne, the former Chancellor who was sacked by Mrs May, said that if the exit poll is accurate she would not survive.

Runner and Riders to replace Theresa May

Boris Johnson 2/1

Philip Hammond 7/1

David Davis 10/1 Jeremy Hunt 12/1

Sajid Javid 12/1

Michael Gove 14/1

Amber Rudd 16/1

Liam Fox 20/1

Stephen Crabb: 25/1

Nicky Morgan 25/1 Dominic Raab 25/1 Liz Truss 25/1

Odds are according to PaddyPower

_The Telegraph

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