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Friday 15 December 2017

Minnie Driver's 'profound joy' as Theresa May's future hangs in balance

The actress also celebrated Jeremy Corbyn’s “engaging and wonderful” campaign.

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Minnie Driver has said she hopes to see the resignation of Theresa May as Prime Minister as she praised Labour’s campaign.

The British actress said she was “shaking” with excitement as votes were being counted after an exit poll suggested the Tories had not triumphed as expected.

Driver, nominated for an Oscar for her role in Good Will Hunting, said she felt “profound joy” at the prospect of the Conservative leader’s resignation.

She told the Press Association: “I feel like Scotland got enough Conservative votes back that we’re not getting rid of the Conservatives.

“But I believe it will probably be a hung parliament, I believe, which means Theresa May will go.”

Asked how that makes her feel, she said: “I’m sure you could find a Gif of profound joy, of someone jumping up and down.

“I think it’s a testament to Jeremy Corbyn and Labour having run the most incredibly engaging and wonderful campaign.”

Driver, speaking from the red carpet in Los Angeles where her US show Speechless was to be honoured by the Television Academy, praised Labour for encouraging young people to vote.

“I believe this is the pendulum swinging back in the other direction from Brexit,” she added.

“And while I know we’re not getting out of Brexit, it will be a different negotiation and hopefully we won’t be the laughing stock and sad stock of Europe.”

Driver, 47, said she voted for Labour in Kensington and Chelsea.

Press Association

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