May's key advisers Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy resign following election

May's key advisers Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy resign following election

May's key advisers Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy resign following election

Theresa May's top two aides have quit after the Conservative Party's poor showing in the United Kingdom election. A party must control 326 to have a majority. "My view is we need her to stay as Prime Minister and stay as Prime Minister for the foreseeable future".

Asked if Mrs May should lead the Tories into the next election, Mr Grayling said: "The next election is a question for her".

Evans confirmed that some MPs are calling for May's resignation, although he himself is not.

Mrs May's former communications chief Katie Perrior, who left Downing Street when the election was called, hit out at their "rude, abusive, childish behaviour".

The Conservatives had 330 seats in parliament before the snap election compared to 229 for Labour.

"The campaign was going well until the manifesto was launched. We will be making a formal complaint", she wrote.

The dramatic resignations came as party insiders revealed the shock when the dramatic exit poll was published at 10pm on Thursday.

In his statement, Mr Timothy took responsibility for the failure of the campaign but denied that the "dementia tax" had been his "personal pet policy".

Writing in The Times she said: "Mrs May condoned their behaviour and turned a blind eye or didn't understand how destructive they both were".

He added: 'I take responsibility for my part in this Election particular, I regret the decision not to include in the manifesto a ceiling as well as a floor in our proposal to help meet the increasing cost of social care.

"But I would like to make clear that the freakish media reports about my own role in the policy's inclusion are wrong: it had been the subject of many months of work within Whitehall, and it was not my personal pet project", he said.

"I want to place on record my sorrow for the Conservative Members of Parliament who lost their seats, several of whom are close friends". "I have no doubt at all that Theresa May will continue to serve and work hard as Prime Minister - and do it brilliantly".

Conservatives lost their majority representation in the British House of Commons.

"We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond".

"One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights".

Ruth Davidson, a Conservative in Scotland, told the BBC she had words with May over the DUP's record on LGBT rights.

Tory MP Tom Tugendhat said: "I joined a party that introduced equal marriage, backs civil rights and defends freedom of faith".

"They really only know one way to operate and that's to have enemies and I'm sure I'm one of those this morning".

Pressure is now also coming from the public.

But it will be another blow to the prime minister, who has been heavily reliant on their advice and support since her previous job at the interior ministry.

Yesterday, he denied being responsible for the policy - but said he regretted not including a cap on social care bills in the document.

The British media has been scathing of May.

She was forced to apologize after she refused to acknowledge her party's battering in her initial post-election remarks.

The Daily Mirror tabloid's cover read "Coalition of Crackpots", playing on the term "Coalition of Chaos" that May had used to describe the opposition parties.

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