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The 2017 general election result will have ramifications far beyond party politics

Labour has eaten into the Tory majority, with implications that reach far beyond May's premiership

By Stephanie Boland  

Theresa May at the count in Maidenhead. Photo: PA

On 18 April, it felt as if Theresa May had called an election that was hers to lose. Now, it seems she has done her best to lose it.

It has been a tremendous night for Labour, with Jeremy Corbyn’s party taking seats across England, Scotland and Wales. Not only have they managed to cling on in many of the seats that yesterday looked like low-hanging fruit for the Conservatives, but often, they have increased their majority—a coup for Corbyn and…

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