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For more detail and the previous days events please visit: Politics and the Economy: June 2017.
  • June 23rd: Theresa May's proposal for EU nationals living in the UK has been called "insufficient" by the President of the European Commision, Jean-Claude Juncker. [1]

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Featured Article: The Labour Party
Logo Labour Party

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom and was formed in 1900 during the Trade Union movement. Its leader is Jeremy Corbyn, who won two leadership elections in 2015 and 2016.

History:
The Labour Party was created in 1900 during the Trade Union movement and it's aim was to give working class people a voice.

After World War 1, the decline of Liberal Party saw the rise in the Labour Party and they were becoming the main opposition in the house. However, their first governments were... read more here.



Featured Definition: Hung Parliament

Definition:
Under a parliamentary system of government, a hung parliament is a legislature in which no political party has an absolute majority of seats. In the case of the United Kingdom, if no party has over 325 seats, then there is a hung parliament.

History:
In 2010, David Cameron's Conservative Party could not reach a majority and so there was a hung parliament with a coalition between the Conservatives and Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats.

Usage:
"We have a hung parliament this year."
"The Tories could not reach a majority so there will be a hung parliament."


Election Results
Con: 318
Lab: 262
SNP: 35
LD: 12
PLD: 4
GRN: 1
UKIP: 0
Current Prime Minister: Theresa May
Current Government: Yet to form - Hung Parliament
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