Britain has voted for 'hope' says Jeremy Corbyn as he calls for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister

Britain has voted for 'hope' says Jeremy Corbyn as he calls for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn claimed people have "voted for hope" as he called for Theresa May to quit as Prime Minister

Britain woke up on Friday morning to news of a hung parliament and, in his acceptance speech after being re-elected in Islington North. the Labour leader said it was time for a government that is "truly representative of all of the people of this country."

He said the UK could be a "different and fundamentally better place" as he claimed Labour's campaign had changed politics in the country.

Mr Corbyn said: "Politics has changed. Politics is not going back into the box where it was before.

"What's happened is people have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics, they have had quite enough of cuts in public expenditure, underfunding our health service, underfunding our schools and our education service and not giving our young people the chance they deserve in our society. People are voting for hope for the future and turning their backs on austerity.".

In an attack on Mrs May, he said: "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate.

"Well the mandate she has got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence.

"I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all the people of this country."