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election results 2017: how to judge who's had a good night

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election results 2017: how to judge who's had a good night

here's a guide to measuring whether or not it's been a good or bad night, leader-by-leader...theresa mayimage copyrightpathe conservative leader called this election to strengthen her hand in brexit negotiations and to give her more control over her rebellious backbenchers. if she was to get a majority of 50 seats or more, job done.however, some analysts have said she would need a buffer zone of 70 or 80 seats to get a compromise deal on brexit past her hardline, eurosceptic right-wingers, if it comes to that. if her 17-seat majority is increased to 20 or 30, serious questions will be asked about why she didn't do better. if she manages to increase it by only a handful of mps or, worse, loses seats, her electoral gamble will have failed and she will be in a far weaker position than she was at the start of the campaign.job prospects: if mrs may loses the election, then the presumption would be she has to quit. if she only manages to hold on to the existing numbers of conservative mps, or increases her majority by a modest amount, it would at the least be the end of her honeymoon period. jeremy corbynimage copyrightgetty imagesthe other prize at stake in this election for the labour leader, apart from the keys to downing street, is the chance to permanently shift his party to the left, and put the membership, rather than the mps, in the driving seat.if he gets more than the 30.4% vote share ed miliband won in 2015, he and his team will claim that project is firmly on track a...