Election 2017: Theresa May 'confident' Tories can work with DUP for UK interests

Election 2017: Theresa May 'confident' Tories can work with DUP for UK interests

The Prime Minister has confirmed a partnership in government with the DUP

Friday, June 9, 2017

Theresa May has expressed confidence the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) can work together for all UK interests. 

Her bid to secure a majority by holding a general election to gain a mandate and majority for Brexit failed after the Tories did not secure a majority of 326 seats in the House of Commons. 

The result was a hung Parliament, which appears to have been resolved by an apparent confirmation of a new administration with DUP backing. 

The Prime Minister made the announcement after returning from her meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. 

She said: "The Government I lead will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do.

"What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and it is clear only the Conservative and Unionist parties have the ability to provide this by commanding a majority in the House of Commons.

"Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over the years - this gives me the confidence to believe we can work together in the interests of the United Kingdom.

"This will allow us to come together as a country."