Poll: Theresa May could fall short of majority in election

May 31, 2017, 6:11 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble to call snap election could backfire.
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According to a poll conducted by YouGov, British Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to secure majority in the snap election to be held on June 8. The projection, based on 50,000 interviews over the course of a week, says May would lose 20 seats from her current 331 seats, resulting in a political deadlock ahead of formal Brexit talks.

May’s gamble to call snap election to strengthen her position in Brexit negotiations and to get a tighter stronghold on the Conservative party could backfire if the projection turns out to be true, notes Reuters.

The Conservative Party, which proposed to cut the benefits granted to middle-class pensioners in its recently released manifesto, has been criticized by Labor Party for its policy plans, writes Press TV.