General Election: Theresa May seeks Queen’s permission to form Government
Theresa May has gone to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen for permission to form a government in the wake of the disastrous snap election which has robbed Conservatives of their overall majority in the House of Commons.
The PM set off from 10 Downing Street with husband Philip to make the short journey to the palace in a chauffeur driven Government car.
The move came after it was made clear that Mrs May has no intention of standing down as Conservative leader, despite calls from among her own MPs for her to consider her position.
It is thought that she is hopeful of striking some sort of deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to allow Tories to continue in government despite failing to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged her to resign and allow him to form a minority administration, declaring: “We are ready to serve this country.”
Picture: Theresa May and husband Philip leave Downing Street to travel to Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II after the General Election resulted in a hung parliament. (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire).