'Second election is unlikely', says YouGov's Joe Twyman

'Second election is unlikely', says YouGov's Joe Twyman

The executive from the company said the coalition will do what they can to prevent it

Friday, June 9, 2017

A leading pollster has claimed a second election is not likely in the wake of the hung Parliament result. 

No party gained a majority to form a government in the June 8 election, but Theresa May is to seek permission from the Queen to create a new administration.

This is believed to be a coalition between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). 

Joe Twyman, the Head of Political and Social Research for Europe at YouGov who has worked on UK elections for years, told Julia Hartley-Brewer this result was "crazy."

He said: "I’ve been working or monitoring elections since 1992, and this is the most unusual, ridiculous, crazy. The implications are only beginning to be felt.

“I think a second election is unlikely, a government formed by the Tories and DUP will do what they can to prevent it.

"They won't forget the dangerous expectations of what it could do to them."