Theresa May is said to have wept as the shock general election result unfolded last week.
As the exit polls rolled in on Thursday, correctly predicting a hung parliament, the PM is said to have sat in “stony-faced silence” in her Maidenhead constituency home.
And the floundering Prime Minister reportedly cried before her visit to the Queen to request permission to form a new government, according to the Mirror.
Following a stressful night, May was reportedly on the verge of tears when she arrived at Tory HQ at 4.30am, according to one person who was present.
The Prime Minister’s gamble to secure a larger Conservative majority by calling a snap election, failed following a late surge in support for the Labour Party.
May has been left with the prospect of propping up her Conservative government with a controversial deal with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
The potential deal descended into farce as Downing Street announced that an agreement was in place, with the DUP later contradicting the statement to say that no deal had been finalised.
The Prime Minister was urged to hold the early election by European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker in order to boost Tory majority and make Brexit negotiations easier, reports The Observer.
While May has vowed to stay on as PM, she is under increasing pressure with many calling for her resignation. She faced further humiliation when her top two advisers resigned from Downing Street on Saturday.
Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to oust Theresa May from Downing Street using the upcoming Queen’s Speech on 19 June.
The Labour leader believes that without an outright majority in the House of Commons, May’s position is vulnerable and he intends to vote down the Queen’s Speech and table a “substantial amendment” in an attempt to bring down her administration.
The Labour Party is on track to hit a million members, after 150,000 people joined in the three days following the general election.