Jeremy Corbyn says, ‘I think it’s pretty clear who has won this election’

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Jeremy Corbyn at Labour HQ on Friday (Vickie Flores/LNP/REX/Shutterstock)

Jeremy Corbyn called for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister, saying ‘I think it’s pretty clear who won this election.’

Mr Corbyn pointed to the three million votes gained by Labour – as well as seats gained across the UK.

Theresa May said she will put together a government with the Democratic Unionists to provide ‘certainty’ – but the Lib Dems said that she should be ‘ashamed’ for carrying on.

Mr Corbyn said, ‘There isn’t a parliamentary majority for anybody at the present time, the party that has lost in this election is the Conservative Party, the arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost.

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‘I think we need a change.’

Mr Corbyn criticised Theresa May’s handling of the campaign, saying, ‘She fought the election on the basis that it was her campaign, it was her decision to call the election, it was her name out there, and she was saying she was doing it to bring about strong and stable government.

Jeremy Corbyn at Labour HQ on Friday (Vickie Flores/LNP/REX/Shutterstock)

‘Well, this morning it doesn’t look like a strong government, it doesn’t look like a stable government, it doesn’t look like a government that has any programme whatsoever.’

Mr Corbyn said Labour has won a ‘huge mandate’ to challenge austerity.
Asked if the uncertainty created by a hung parliament was good for Britain, he replied: ‘A hung parliament is what we’ve been given, it’s up to MPs to deal with that.

‘We have a huge mandate from a huge increase in our support to carry forward a programme that challenges austerity, that challenges poverty and challenges inequality and gives opportunities for young people, for people in the middle, and gives protection for older people.