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Corbyn vs May vs Twitter: UK elects a hung parliament, the internet reacts

Yesterday, the United Kingdom voted in their snap election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May. May, who was hoping to increase her Conservative Party’s majority in the House of Commons, has seen the opposite take effect and the UK are now looking at a hung parliament.

Their biggest opposition, the Labour Party, has gained 29 seats, assuring that the Conservatives do not have a house majority despite their lead. This could lead to May’s resignation.

Naturally, the liberal-leaning Twittersphere took to this news quite well.

The conservatives had other thoughts.

Some were just frustrated at the continued lack of certainty the nation faces.

Many were worried about Brenda from Bristol, who went viral for her frustration at the number of elections the country has had to endure the past few years.

Twitter also took the time to congratulate the youth, with reports saying that the 18 to 24 year old demographic saw a 72% voter turnout.

And, of course, even the celebrities got in on the action.

Actor Douglas Booth took to Twitter to defend the youth from allegations of selfishness.

J.K Rowling didn’t tweet anything original, but she was out in full retweet force as results came in.

Comedian Joe Lycett, who posted a host of images of himself dressed up as May in the run-up to the election, decided on a simple condescending tweet.

And, of course, Lord Alan Sugar added his two cents.

Featured image: Garry Knight via Flickr (CC 1.0 PD, resized)

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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