UK has hung parliament as May's election gamble backfires

Britain has a hung parliament, with the Conservatives unable to achieve a majority in the Commons following an eventful election night.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May to go, saying she has failed to get the mandate she asked for.

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Former Sheffield MP Blunkett: Corbyn had extremely effective campaign

Former Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett has congratulated Jeremy Corbyn on an "extremely effective anti-austerity campaign".

Mr Blunkett told ITV News that he also praised the Labour leader for "mobilising young people" to vote who have "clearly turned out in much greater numbers than previously".

The former Home Secretary said he hopes that in the weeks ahead the Labour leader's team can be strengthened after a period of turmoil.

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