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London, June 9: Theresa May's Conservatives lost their west London stronghold of Kensington to the Labour Party by a mere 20 votes, officials said, in a final electoral blow to the embattled British prime minister.
The result, the last to be announced from yesterday's election, means the Conservatives have won 318 seats -- eight short of an overall majority in the 650-seat parliament -- and Labour 262.
What is a hung Parliament?
There are 650 seats in the UK parliament, and to govern with a full majority, a party needs to win 326 seats. The exit poll predicts that May will win only 314.
But in UK elections this result does not automatically trigger another election. Instead, the party with the largest number of



seats in this case, it looks like the Conservatives will attempt to form a coalition government with one of the smaller parties.The British parliamentary term for this outcome is a hung parliament.
May and her team of ministers retain full legal powers and will continue heading the government, until a new one is sworn in.
Blame-game begins
The blame-game has started within the Conservative Party. Some are blaming David Davis, a Cabinet minister, who pushed hardest for the snap polls,which seems to have backfired the party.

Will Jeremy Corbyn become PM?
Jeremy Corbyn is now favourite to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, according to the general election exit poll.
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