The Scottish Mail on Sunday
...AND THE 66 VOTES THAT SANK THERESA
THE Tories were just 66 votes away from gaining a majority, experts say. The party lost three key constituencies – Kensington by a mere 20 votes, Perth and North Perthshire by 21 votes and Dudley North by 22 votes. Had they secured them, they would have finished with enough seats for a working majority.
The maximum number of voting MPs is 639 because Sinn Fein’s seven MPs do not take up their seats, and the Speaker and his three deputies do not vote.