General Election 2017 – The fallout

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Following the General Election 2017 result many people are trying to make sense of the outcome. What will it mean for the political landscape over the coming important years with the Brexit negotiations looming?

Under 25’s turned out in significant numbers to support Labour, allowing Labour MP’s to increase their share of seats.

Although Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, the share of the vote as a percentage for the Conservatives actually went up from previous elections, causing a fresh round of discussions around the First Past The Post system.

The Conservatives will now try to form a majority with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

UKIP and the Greens saw their share of the vote fall while the Liberal Democrats saw their vote share increase but their seat numbers fall.

I spoke to two students on the Creative Media Course at Harlow College to find out what they felt about the situation:

 

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Mark Fisk

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