Prime Minister Theresa May looks on at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead, after she held her seat

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Prime Minister Theresa May looks on at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead, after she held her seat

“And now we’re in the position we find ourselves in tonight, so it will be an incredibly difficult evening for her.”

However, the pair will be keen to present a united front once a deal is struck. With Brexit talks set to begin in less than two weeks, and the political landscape its most divided in years, May will need all the support she can muster from her new partner.

A DUP source, cited by the Telegraph, said Friday that the party has previously worked well with May’s Conservatives and would strike a deal to prevent Labour gaining power.

“We want there to be a government. We have worked well with May. The alternative is intolerable. For as long as Corbyn leads Labour, we will ensure there’s a Tory PM.”

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