By Christian Smith
The Prime Minister “shed a little tear” the moment after hearing the exit poll on general election night.
Even though, Theresa May had a high rating in the polls before the June election, the former Home Secretary lost her majority and has had to rely on a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, DUP in order to form a government.
Mrs May spent £1 billion of taxpayers’ money to do the deal with the DUP, but, she has refused to lift the cap on public sector pay rises because she said Britian must “live within its means.”
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Mrs May who called a snap election in April – even when she previously said she would not, admitted that she cried after losing her majority.
In the exclusive interview to mark a year since she took office, she spoke of her devastation and shock at the result that had come through.
Mrs May did not watch the exit poll herself, as she said: “I have a little bit of superstition about things like that.”
“My husband watched it for me and came and told me and I was shocked at the result that had come through in the exit poll. It took a few minutes for it to sort of sink in, what that was telling me.
“My husband gave me a hug and then I got on the phone to CCHQ, the Conservative party, to find out what had happened.”
Mrs May says she does not regret calling the election.