Brenda from Bristol isn't happy (again) about the prospect of another election

Brenda from Bristol make a hero of the campaign
Brenda from Bristol make a hero of the campaign

A pensioner whose ‘not another one’ rant became a viral hit after Theresa May called a snap election has expressed her dismay at the idea of another election.

Brenda Parsons, 75, became known as ‘Brenda from Bristol’ when she hilariously rejected the announcement.

A recording of her saying: “Oh no, not another one,” when told about the election, became a widely used soundbite in the run up to June 8.

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But when approached for an opinion on this morning’s shock result, Brenda flung open an upstairs window of her terraced house and shouted: ‘oh god no, go away’.

The street where she lives was adorned with Labour placards in the front gardens.

Last night voters re-elected incumbent Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire, who won with an increased majority in her Bristol West constituency.

Last night, Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority after calling an election to strengthen it.

She has secured a deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP, which says will “provide certainty”, but failed to note that her gamble had spectacularly backfired.

Former Labour MP Ed Balls said May’s “tone deaf, stubborn and bunkered statement in Downing Street will prove the final nail in the coffin of her leadership.”

No formal coalition will be put in place, but Theresa May visited Buckingham Palace today to seek permission from the Queen to form a government.

The Conservatives, who remain the largest party, won 318 seats, eight short of the 326 needed for an overall majority. A deal with the DUP, who won ten seats, will give them a working, if delicate, majority.

On a night full of shocks, Jeremy Corbyn defied the odds to secure a bigger number of votes than Tony Blair managed, even in Labour’s landslide victory in 2001. The party finished the night with 161 seats (excluding Kensington).

The Labour leader’s 12.8 million votes is also more than Blair managed in 2005, which many of putting down to a high youth turnout, although official figures have not been released.