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Old 02-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Wrenching Spanners is offline
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Originally Posted by Northern Piper View Post
How big is May's margin in the House of Commons? Labour defections to an independent group don't change the balance of power, but Tories leaving the fold are significant.
314 Conservative + 10 DUP

May's government was already a minority government, but had a majority with the supply and confidence agreement with the DUP. That's now technically a minority, but one seat is vacant and one belongs to the Speaker of the House who doesn't vote. Also, there are seven Sinn Fein seats, and those MP's don't sit in Parliament.

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