Oscar nominated actress Minnie Driver has spoken of her “profound joy” following the results of the General Election .
Theresa May’s decision to call a snap poll as the Conservative majority was eroded as the election ended in a hung parliament .
The actress, who lives in Kensington and Chelsea borough and voted Labour, said she hopes to see the resignation of Theresa May as Prime Minister as she praised Labour’s campaign.
The 47-year-old, who received her Oscar nomination for her role in Good Will Hunting, said she felt “profound joy” at the prospect of the Conservative leader’s resignation.
She told the Press Association: “I feel like Scotland got enough Conservative votes back that we’re not getting rid of the Conservatives.
“But I believe it will probably be a hung parliament I believe, which means Theresa May will go.”
Asked how that makes her feel, she said: “I’m sure you could find a Gif of profound joy, of someone jumping up and down.
“I think it’s a testament to Jeremy Corbyn and Labour having run the most incredibly engaging and wonderful campaign.”
Driver, speaking from the red carpet in Los Angeles where her US show Speechless was to be honoured by Television Academy, praised Labour for encouraging young people to vote.
“I believe this is the pendulum swinging back in the other direction from Brexit,” she added.
“And while I know we’re not getting out of Brexit, it will be a different negotiation and hopefully we won’t be the laughing stock and sad stock of Europe.”
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