Theresa May will ask the Queen for permission to form a minority Government when she visits Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm, Downing Street has said.
The Prime Minister is refusing to quit despite her disastrous election night as the UK voted for a hung parliament.
Mrs May is believed to have struck a deal, but not a formal coalition agreement, with the Democratic Unionist Party which will narrowly give her the numbers she needs to pass legislation in the House of Commons. …
As things stood on Friday morning, the Conservatives had won 318 seats, a loss of 12, while Labour had won 261, a gain of 29.
And with 649 of the 650 seats now declared, no single party will be able to secure the 326 seats needed for an overall majority, with a hung parliament now guaranteed.
That means that Mrs May’s path to power will likely require a deal to be done with the DUP, which increased its representation at Westminster from eight to 10.
hat-tip Stephen Neil