June 9, 2017 / 3:45 PM / a year ago

Conservatives are only party who can form a UK government - May

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday the Conservatives were the only party able to form a government capable of delivering Brexit after an election that failed to deliver an outright majority.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street after traveling to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen's permission to form a minority government, in London, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melvillle/File Photo

Under fire after calling the snap election and then losing her majority, May said she would get on with the job of governing and would select her new cabinet of ministers shortly.

She said any changes to her personal team would be for another day after colleagues criticised the way May ran the campaign.

“As I reflect on the results I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward,” she said in a broadcast statement.

“What I think is important in the Brexit negotiations ... is we have the certainty of a government who can take forward a plan into those Brexit negotiations.

“As we’re the party that won the most seats and most votes we are the only party in a position to form a government.”

Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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