Theresa May and Arlene Foster meet in Downing Street to discuss vital deal to support Government

Theresa May and Arlene Foster to meet in Downing Street to discuss vital deal to support Government

The DUP and Tory party leaders are to meet in Downing Street to discuss a deal to back the minority government

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Theresa May and Arlene Foster have met at Downing Street today to discuss a deal to provide support for the former’s minority government.

The Prime Minister is seeking to ensure her party can continue to govern following the hung Parliament election result last week.

May is reportedly aiming for a confidence and supply arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up the administration.

The deal would see the DUP back the Tories on their Budget and various motions, and it has become vital to ensure May's government can table and pass legislation with a majority of votes in the Commons.

This follows the Government – specifically Damian Green, May’s most senior minister - admitting the Queen’s speech could be delayed if a deal is not finalised in time.

The leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, has said the discussions were "very good" and a deal should be reached "sooner rather than later."