June 9, 2017 / 8:27 AM / a year ago

Northern Ireland's DUP considering support for Conservatives - Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party are considering supporting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in parliament after she failed to win a majority in a national election, Sky News reported on Friday, citing sources.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party's Headquarters after Britain's election in London, Britain June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Sky said the DUP, which won 10 seats in Thursday’s election and could help May’s Conservatives hit the 326 seats needed for a majority, were considering a so-called “confidence and supply” arrangement.

That would involve them supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition partnership.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Costas Pitas; editing by William James

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