May still claiming a mandate as she vows to bring ‘stability’ to Britain

Theresa May promised to form a Conservative government despite the national results looking worse then expected as she retains her Maidenhead seat amid a chaotic election that seems to be heading to a hung parliament.
The prime minister held onto her seat saying: “At this time more then anything else this country needs stability and if the indications are correct that the Conservative party has won the most seats, then it will be incumbent on us to have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do.
“As we ran this campaign we set out to the key issues. Getting a Brexit deal right. Ensuring that we both identify and address the challenges facing our country. Doing what is in the national interest.
“That is what I have always tried to do as my time as a member of parliament. As we look ahead to the final results, as I have said, the country needs a time of stability, and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability.
“So we can go forward as one country, together.”
She then swiftly left the stage and disappeared out of the count.
However Jeremy Corbyn, after also winning his seat, said Theresa May should step down.
He said: “The prime minister called the election because she wanted a mandate.
“Well the mandate she’s got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. I would have thought that is enough for her to go actually.”
The Maidenhead results are as follows:
Conservative Theresa May 37,718
Labour Pat McDonald 11,261
Liberal Democrat Tony Hill 6,540
Green Derek Wall 907
UKIP Gerard Batten 871
Animal Welfare Andrew Knight 282
No label Lord Buckethead 249
Independent Grant Smith 152
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 119
Christian Peoples Edmonds Victor 69
The Just Political Party Julian Reid 52
Independent Yemi Hailemariam 16
Give Me Back Elmo Bobby Smith 3
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