British Prime Minister Theresa May found her Conservative Party losing its majority in Parliament last week. This came after May called for a snap election to increase the Tories’ majority in their bid to push for a “hard Brexit.” Just two months ago, the Tories had hoped to gain 100 seats in these elections. Instead, they lost 12, while the Labour Party gained 29 seats.
The Conservative Party is still the largest party, but they no longer hold a majority in what is called a hung parliament. Theresa May is still the prime minister, but former chancellor George Osborne has called May “a dead woman walking,” speculating that she will be forced to resign if the Tories no longer have faith in her leadership.
We follow up on the aftermath of the elections and discuss how it might impact the United States with Erin Delaney, an associate professor of law and political science at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on Britain.