“People have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics.”
The left winger said she should “go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country”.
The exit poll suggests the risk hasn’t paid off – as it predicts the Tories will lose their majority and no party will win enough seats to have overall control of the House of Commons.
Mrs May said she would no longer be Prime Minister if Jeremy Corbyn gained just six seats – which now looks possible.
But the leader has indicated she won’t give up without a fight.
Accepting victory in her constituency of Maidenhead, Mrs May said the Tories would try to rule as part of a coalition or as a minority government.
She said if Conservatives had won the most seats and most votes, “it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability – and that is what we will do”.
The exit poll indicated the Tories will secure 314 seats – 12 seats short of the 326 needed for a majority.
Labour is predicted to win 266, the SNP 34 and the Lib Dems 14.
That seems to have been borne out by the results so far this evening.
Corbyn said: “She has lost votes and lost votes.
“That’s enough for her to go.”
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