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  • The Prime Minister is appointing new cabinet members in a reshuffle of her cabinet following an election that saw the Conservatives lose their majority.
  • On Friday Mrs May reappointed most of her senior cabinet team
  • It comes as the Conservative party continue talks to strike a "confidence and supply" agreement with the DUP after Tories lost their majority in the General Election
  • Former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell is appointed Downing Street's new chief of staff after Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit
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Tim Farron calls on Theresa May to resign

The Liberal Democrat leader has called on Theresa May to resign and said plans for Brexit should be put on hold after the Conservatives suffered bruising losses at last night's election.

Tim Farron said Mrs May had called an election from "sheer arrogance and vanity" while "expecting it to be a coronation".

He said she "took each and every one of us for granted" in a speech this morning.

Theresa May promised strong and stable leadership. She has brought weakness and uncertainty. If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign.

– Tim Farron

Mr Farron, whose party campaigned heavily on a pro-Europe platform, also said that the negotiations for Brexit should be put on hold until the new government had reassessed its position.

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