UK Election 2017: The real lesson for Theresa May is ‘Don’t take voters for granted’

Theresa May has not lost the general election in the UK but has not won.

For a campaign that should increase the majority of the Conservative party with another 30 or 40 seats, it has rather lost to win the majority. At the time of writing, Conservatives had gained about 315 seats, almost most of the nearly 11 seats. However, the Working Group led by the abominable Jeremy Corbyn helped his party to raise their score to 261, a 31-point increase over last time.

Now the country is in a state of flux with a parliament with no majority, uncertainty about leadership in the conservative and the threat of Brussels at the door. All this happened within a year and seeing from afar gives you a comforting feeling of how politically stable India is today (yes, that’s true despite the political circus presented daily by traditional media).

The immediate reactions to the election results have obviously been many. The most common theme was to compare with the shock that many have seen as a victory of Donald Trump and vote for Brexit. Although it makes little sense to mix and analyze three results in the same direction – all this happened because of several different reasons, the conclusion and the most obvious lesson is to never bring the voters to acquire.

When May has called the election two months earlier, she was on a high and many have seen him as an unconventional politician. She spoke with authority and quiet as the expected nation amid Brexit turbulence. May realize this, has turned the country into a presidential-style battle with the greatest attention (if any) given to it and not to the party. This, as pointed out by Charles W Cooke of the National Review, was a surprise: “If the Conservatives would fight for this or that question, this year it was Teresa.”

Undoubtedly, this was his disastrous campaign so he can be compared to Thatcher Trump in a short time span of two months when he finally became all about not voting for Corbyn. As David Cameron has tried to win the “Stay” vote with the strength of his personality, it was time for voters to once again remember that they are more interested in problems than personalities.

This is why the conservatives have failed to match the left step increasing spending promises and nationalization or their silly motto workers to “get their wealth” (as if it had been stolen from them). Not only did he not respond critically to the political/ridiculous promises of the Labor Party, but he also incredibly failed to convince young voters of their unwanted negative consequences. If the grandfathers vote won by Brexit, it was the young man who made sure the Conservatives did not win a majority to vote on such a number.

Uncertainty with voters is essential in the analysis of elections. When many predicted “Stay” last year, they predicted a comfortable victory for Tory this year. There is still a great disconnect between how analysts want people to vote and how voters actually vote. If large pockets of work voted for Brexit last year, many of those who have been frustrated by Brexit reacted with anger by voting this year.

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