Sunday, 11 June 2017

Conservatives have a working majority one less than before the election

The Conservatives held 330 seats before the election. Now the Conservatives and the DUP, with whom they are allied, who are also conservatives and with whom they have no important policy disagreements, hold 329. The net result is as if the Conservatives had lost a by-election.


  1. Except for EVEL of not as useful as English or Welsh MPs, plus of course the fact that 23 of her own MP's have stated they will defy the whip rather than vote with the DUP, on top of that there are rumblings that SF might even take their seats.

  2. The difference is of course that before, had the Tories lost their majority, they still had the safety cushion of the DUP.