Jeremy Corbyn calls on Theresa May to resign as exit polls suggest Conservatives fail to achieve majority

People have 'had enough' of austerity, the Labour leader said

Andrew Griffin
Friday 09 June 2017 03:15 BST
Corbyn calls on Theresa May to resign after election

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to resign.

Ms May should "go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country", the Labour leader said at his election count. The exit poll and recent results suggest that no party will win a majority in parliament, despite Ms May having called the campaign in an attempt to strengthen her position.

"The prime minister called the election because she wanted a mandate," he said. "Well the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. I would have thought that is enough for her to go actually."

Accepting victory after holding Islington North with his biggest ever majority, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Politics has changed. Politics isn't going back into the box where it was before. People have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics."

Just a couple of minutes after Mr Corbyn made the call, Ms May arrived at her own election count. Immediately, journalists asked whether the prime minister would be resigning.

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