In our Pizza Parliament, Conservatives are blue potatoes, Labour is red pepper, Liberal Democrats are orange pepper, SNP is corn, Green Party is green pepper, UKIP is aubergine, Plaid Cymru is courgette, and other parties are mushrooms.
And everyone thought this pizza would have way more blue potato on it.
When Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election to strengthen the Conservatives’ majority and solidify the mandate for her Brexit vision, she expected a resounding victory.
But the plan backfired — the night ended with a hung parliament. We tracked the 650 seats topping by topping. Our pizza shows that the Conservatives are the biggest party in Parliament but not the majority.
Through vigorous campaigning, Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party drove turnout and won seats back. The SNP in Scotland lost seats to both Labour and Conservatives. And UKIP didn’t even win a single seat — we never used our aubergine.
The election results lead to more political instability for the UK government as it heads into negotiations over exiting the European Union.
In the meantime, sit back, have a slice, and enjoy the show.