UK General Election: 8th June 2017
The 8 June General Election saw the Conservative Party fail to recapture its overall majority, let alone increase it substantially as had been planned. Discussions are now centring on an
agreement with the DUP, with both sides in principle looking for a ‘confidence and supply’ arrangement, whereby the NI party agrees to support government in motions of confidence and other major votes such as the Finance Bill. Although no agreement has yet been stuck. Not surprisingly there has been a huge amount of speculation as to Mrs May’s future, not least from Tory MPs themselves. Theresa May remains in nominal control as PM, in what could be considered to be a quasi-caretaker role. For how long is anybody’s guess, but the dust should be allowed to settle before the party chooses to move in any direction.