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Election 2017: Theresa May to see Queen as Conservatives aim to govern without majority after election

PUBLISHED: 10:34 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:34 09 June 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May looks on at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead, after she held her seat. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime Minister Theresa May looks on at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead, after she held her seat. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May is to ask the Queen for permission to form a government in the wake of the disastrous snap election which has robbed Conservatives of their overall majority in the House of Commons.

A Downing Street spokesman said that the Prime Minister will visit Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm on Friday to speak to the sovereign.

The move came after it was made clear that Mrs May has no intention of standing down as Conservative leader, despite calls from among her own MPs for her to consider her position.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged her to resign and allow him to form a minority administration, declaring: “We are ready to serve this country.”

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