British PM Theresa May under fresh pressure as top aides quit

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The Conservatives needed 326 to win, which means they have had to seek the support of the Northern Irish party DUP, which won 10 seats.

The PM had to tell the Queen she could form a government, which is why you've been hearing about an "understanding" that has been reached with the DUP to support a minority Tory government.

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The Democratic Unionist Party has pledged to secure the best deal for Northern Ireland and its people in its upcoming negotiations on forming a government with the Conservative Party.

After losing her majority, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has urged the prime minister to quit, saying he is "ready to serve" himself, while Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said she "should be ashamed" and should resign "if she has an ounce of self respect".

One of the most controversial aspects of the DUP is that the party are anti-abortion and one of the main reasons why it is illegal to have an abortion in the country.

May has apologised to Conservative MPs who lost their seats in the vote and has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle to try to shore up her power base.

The DUP have called a press conference, and are the clear favourites to be the partners for an attempted Tory-led government. Sinn Fein won seven seats in the election but the party do not take up their seats as a protest against the British government and monarchy.

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Some Tory MPs did not like making her the sole focus of the campaign and were also deeply critical of the manifesto which led to a political own goal over changes in social care plans.

FILE - This is a July 25, 2017 file photo of of Arlene Foster, left, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, during a meeting in Belfast. "One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights", Davidson said.

As a Conservative, I am of course disappointed to see the party lose seats in yesterday's General Election, especially Ben Howlett who was a champion for equality, in particular in his role on the Women and Equalities Committee.

A giant screen on Sky News asked "WHO ARE THE DUP?" and data from Google showed searches spiked significantly in the hours after the election results emerged.

Liam Kennedy, 64, a history professor at Queen's University, said the result had "crystallised the reality of politics in Northern Ireland".

Founded on the evangelical principles of the late Ian Paisley's Free Presbyterian church, Northern Ireland's largest political party has been repeatedly at odds with the region's LGBT community.

"I don't think throwing us into a leadership battle at this moment in time, when we are about to launch into these hard negotiations, would be in the best interests of the country", Evans said.