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Election 2017: Two thirds of readers say Theresa May should resign as prime minister

PUBLISHED: 12:10 11 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 11 June 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a  statement in Downing Street after she traveled to Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II following the General Election results. Picture Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street after she traveled to Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II following the General Election results. Picture Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

More two thirds of readers think Theresa May should resign as prime minister after the Conservatives lost its majority in parliament following Thursday's general election.

It comes after a snap survey by the ConservativeHome website revealed the majority of Tory members believe Mrs May should step down as prime minister.

At the time of writing more than 2,000 people have taken the poll on our websites which asked: ‘Should Theresa May resign as prime minister?’ with 66pc stating she should resign and only 32pc wanting her to stay in number 10.

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The poll also generated hundreds of comments on social media as people argued for and against the prime minister.

Stuart Cordy believes Mrs May should keep her job. He said: “Theresa didn’t run a good campaign and lost it more than Corbyn won it. However, the Conservatives did win.

“The last thing they need now is a leadership battle. Line up behind Theresa as your leader and get on with it. That’s what I voted for no matter how it turned out.”

Lynda Sanders agreed. She said: “No I do not, because of the threat of terror on our streets, we need a period of stability. I believe that she has had a knock to her confidence but I am sure it will make her stronger in the long run.”

And in support of Mrs May, Christine Hewson said: “May is a strong person who although believed we should stay in Europe will get us a good deal and can hold strong. She was misled by her advisors who are now gone. We don’t want anymore upheaval let’s get out of Europe and get this country back on track and looking after its own.”

But not everyone was in support of the prime minister.

Heather Browning said: “Yes she should go, this was her ego trip and it failed. She’s been shown to cower from the public and be devoid of feeling for anyone but herself. She’s damaged goods.”

Colin Hart agreed. He said: “Of course she should resign. She has cost the country millions by calling an election that she mistakenly thought would bring her a landslide victory and boost her ego.”

And Hilary Gostling said: “A vote of no confidence needs to be called. She showed, and is showing, a shameful lack of judgement and integrity in putting her own ambition before her party’s- and her country’s interest. Her attempts to forge an alliance with the DUP are misguided and potentially disastrous.”

• What do you think? Let us know by taking the poll and commenting below.

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