By 10:40 a.m. London time, Prime Minister Theresa May‘s ruling Conservative party had won 318 seats while the opposition Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, had 261 seats. Meanwhile, the Scottish National Party (SNP) had won 35 seats, the Liberal Democrats were at 12 and the Democratic Unionist Party had secured 10. Voter turnout was at 68.7 percent, according to the BBC.
Farage, in an interview with the BBC, went on to describe Theresa May as “toast” on Friday and predicted it would be “just a matter of time” before the prime minister was forced to resign.
However, despite facing calls to step down, May’s Conservatives and the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) are poised to work together in a government with a weakened majority. Speaking outside Downing Street on Friday afternoon, May insisted Brexit negotiations would stick to the same timetable as before.
“What the country needs now more than ever is certainty. Having secured the largest number of votes and greatest number of seats in the General Election, it is clear the Conservatives and Unionist party has the legitimacy to provide that,” May said.