Lord Michael Howard: 'Jeremy Corbyn seems to think he's won a great election victory, it's baffling'

Lord Michael Howard: 'Jeremy Corbyn seems to think he's won a great victory' in Election 2017

The former Tory party leader called the Labour leader's reaction 'mystifying'

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lord Michael Howard has insisted Theresa May should stay in her position, adding that Jeremy Corbyn's reaction to the result was "mystifying" because he didn't actually win.

Labour won a total of 262 seats in last week's vote, but did not come close to the majority required to form a government. 

As they did not win enough seats, Lord Howard said Jeremy Corbyn's reaction to the result was baffling.

He told Paul Ross: "Corbyn had a net gain of 30 seats in the election. I got 33 and I resigned the next day.

"Corbyn seems to think he’s won a great victory but he hasn’t."

The Prime Minister is hoping to form a government with the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party in the wake of the hung Parliament result.

The former Conservative leader said: "I think she should stay until after the Brexit negotiations are concluded. 

"We need stability for those. It would be very disruptive to hold a leadership vote in that time. 

"We need time to negotiate, and then we can see where we are."

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