Theresa May says she doesn't regret calling election

Theresa May lost her majority in the election last month

Theresa May lost her majority in the election last month

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she doesn't regret calling last month's election despite the disaster which unfolded for the Tories.

May called the election in the hope of widening her majority over Labour but ended up losing it altogether and having to seek an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party.

Her Government now hangs by a thread and could collapse if the Great Repeal Bill is voted down.

However, in an interview with the BBC, May said she had no regrets about the decision to call the election as "it was the right thing to do", while pointing out that the Tories had gained several new seats.

The embattled Tory leader also said she hopes to be Prime Minister for a long time to come, and gave Jeremy Corbyn a back-handed compliment by describing him as a "good constituency MP."