”And big guns including Nick Clegg, Alex Salmond and rising Tory ministerial star Ben Gummer were humiliated as they lost their seats.”
”Mrs May retained the Maidenhead seat with a majority of 26,457, down from the 2015 general election in which she secured a 29,059 majority.” Corbyn now has a majority of 34,000.
Boris Johnson’s majority has been halved in Uxbridge. Mike Robinson @UKC will take some satisfaction in that one supposes. So all that talk of Amber Rudd being the next ToriCon Leader can be scotched as she only has a marginal majority of some 346 votes.
me no like @ Daily Express
Pr1ck Clegg, 4nus Robertson and Ar5el1cks Salmond all gone.
Half a result I suppose. Would have been better if Minor F4rt had gone too.
NLAT: Labour GAIN Canterbury from the Tories. This has been a Tory safe seat since 1918.
NLAT: I’m hearing that Amber Rudd is calling for a fifth recount in Hastings. Bad loser?
NLAT: Labour GAIN Shipley from Conservative.
Philip Davies ”Disabled People Can Work For Less Pay” OUT.
Robert J Jones @ NLAT: She is in for a monumental bolloking from Rupert Murdoch and Paul Dacre.
AAV Uncaps A Bottle Of ”Black Sheep” In The Aftermath Of #GE2017.
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Middle Englander @ Daily Express
As I have said many times Remainer May called this election to lose it. Evil forces at work trying to thwart the will of the people for Brexit !
JohnSimpson4 @ Daily Express
I’m convinced you’re correct.
I wasn’t too surprised when she called a snap election, but then to scupper an unassailable position with the dementia tax started the alarm bells clanging with me. I thought “Oh aye, there’s something not right here”. I mean, why would such an experienced politician jeopardise her position with such an abominable manifesto. She could have done all that after Brexit, no problem. The timing is very suspicious.
Then came the u-turn and that’s when the alarm bells became sirens and fireworks.
This lady is a committed remainer and I can imagine that she, who’s fanatical about UK remaining in the EU, firmly believing that leaving the bloc will damage the country, would have no qualms about sacrificing her premiership and falling on her own sword.
If this is the case, then it’s treachery of the highest order.
I said the same the minute she called the election, when she had no need to – and then the absolutely appalling manifesto, designed to alienate her core voters – the pensioners. The foxhunting idiocy sealed matters. Designed with care to lose an election. No other Tory politician got a look-in during the campaign – it was all about her, her, her. I was a staunch May supporter – no longer though. Her advisors should be sacked on the spot, unless the ideas came from May herself.
My predictions for what they are worth: Corbyn will not be able to form a coalition, or not a lasting one at any rate. May could just (and only just) govern with the support of DUP but she will jump or be pushed – that doesn’t need much of a crystal ball. Who would be favourite to replace her? Ruth Davidson if she had a seat at Westminster or perhaps Boris? Probably not, Jacob Rees-Mogg would probably do well. However, it will have to be someone who can unite the party because there is going to be some backstabbing until May goes. Whoever emerges, he or she must not be merely adept at manipulating the party machine as May was and must also have a clearer vision for the party and country in the election which must follow within a short space of time.
For all Corbyn’s crowing in the days ahead, his gains were not as large as they might have been and were largely at the expense of other parties, not the Conservatives. His appeal to the youth vote? If these gains were all he could glean from that then, again, he didn’t get much. Whoever takes over from May must not only get a grip on the Conservatives and their rather woolly recent thinking (a whole new manifesto would be a start), but must learn how to counter Labour where they did do well.
Boris is not ready – and may never be. He has a lot of charisma, but has much still to learn, and so I don’t think he’d get enough support. Amber Rudd only got a 400 majority – people will worry about that and may not get behind her. David Davis seems a strong contender, though – and Ruth Davidson could be a good outside bet if she threw her hat in the ring.
Jacob Rees mogg is an idiot of the worst kind, shows how public school system really can polish a turd.
David David or Jacob Rees-Mogg need to take over.
David Davis could pull it off. It needs someone with a likeable personality. Corbyn helped himself a lot with his serpentine grin. On such things the fate of nations, and life and death do hang.
Worked out just as May planned it. No brexit, but she can now blame everyone else. Once a remainer always a remainer. Tory traitors.
GW: My Goodness Me!
David Dimbleby distracted from presenting election as he swats away a FLY
AanGirfan: ”According to the YouGov poll, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be defeated in her constituency of Hastings and Rye”
According to the YouGov poll:
The Conservatives (blue) will win 302 seats, and will not have a majority over all the other parties.
The opposition Labour Party (red) will win 269 seats.”
Anonymous 8 June 2017
It seems strange if all this were real that David Cameron called for brexit vote then had to resign, effectively losing his job as PM. Now Theresa may calls for general election and could certainly lose, also losing her job as PM. Why would conservatives help with their own destruction? And in Scotland where most people will usually vote any party other than conservatives we are seeing more conservative seats won. It’s all a bit strange, but no doubt all planned from the ‘masters’ at the top.
General Election: Jeremy Hunt holds South West Surrey for Conservatives but Louise Irvine cuts his majority
”The GP Louise Irvine said: “I am incredibly pleased with over 12,000 votes and what this tells me is that people in South West Surrey are extremely concerned about what is happening to our NHS.”
#GE17 BBC – Look Up Results By Constituency