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Theresa May 'to ask Queen for permission to form new government'

The Tories have retained six constituencies in the west London area

So what does the future hold for Theresa May? And where does a hung parliament leave the UK in terms of Brexit talks?

Both matters hang in the balance following a dramatic General Election night.

The Conservatives lost seats in Parliament while Labour gained dozens, leaving the Tories without an overall majority.

Commentators have said the prime minister's snap election gamble "spectacularly backfired", amid calls for her to step down, but it's already been suggested she will "not resign".

Downing Street sources also indicated on Friday morning that Mrs May would be going to Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm to seek the Queen's permission to form a new government.

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The Conservatives fell short of the 326 seats needed for an overall majority in Parliament.

In west London, the Tories held on to Chelsea & Fulham, Cities of London & Westminster, Harrow East, Richmond Park, Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner and Uxbridge & South Ruislip.

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