Theresa May election meltdown? Pollsters predict Tories to LOSE House of Commons majority : Express

THE Conservatives will lose their outright majority clinched by David Cameron in 2015 in the upcoming June 8 election, a YouGov projection has claimed.

The calamitous news for Theresa May comes from the first seat by seat projection for the campaign, and suggests the Conservatives will fall 16 seats short of an overall majority.

The YouGov prediction would leave Theresa May with 310 MPs – 20 fewer than at the time of dissolution of the last Parliament – while Labour are set to surge from 229 to 257 MPs on June 8 election, a gain of 28 seats in the Commons.

The shocking scenario could leave Theresa May’s hand weakened ahead of Brexit negotiations – or see her ousted by an opposing coalition government.

Theresa May struggled to pass controversial bills, including changing rules on tax credits, with a 17 seat majority before calling the election.

The former Home Secretary called the General Election when her party was 22 points ahead of Labour, however her lead has been slimmed down in a number of polls to just single digits within the space of a few weeks.

The projection, which was carried out for The Times, was based on a complex model and sampled 50,000 people over the course of seven days.

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