Theresa May pushes ahead with Queen's Speech, despite talks continuing over a tie-up with the DUP

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May's Conservatives returned after the election with 13 fewer MPs. (Source: Getty)

Prime Minister Theresa May will tomorrow push ahead with her post-election plans, despite failing to reach a deal guaranteeing her ability to govern.

May's agenda will be outlined in the Queen's Speech, and will see the Prime Minister commit to working with “humility” after her party lost 13 seats at the General Election.

The speech will include legislation to cut motor insurance premiums, create a holistic financial guidance body and protect renters.

It will also commit the government to new legislation on domestic violence during this parliament, which Downing Street has set to last for two years.

Ahead of the speech, May said: “The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent.

“We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities”

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Meanwhile reports have emerged of talks stalling between the Conservatives and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party.

A deal with the DUP would offer May a majority of in Parliament on crucial matters and guarantee her ability to pass legislation, but it has so far proved elusive.

According to reports, DUP officials said yesterday that "talks haven't proceeded in a way that DUP would have expected", adding that the party's support "can't be taken for granted".

It comes after it emerged May had lost yet another advisor. Downing Street's director of government relations Chris Brannigan follows both of May's co-chiefs of staff and her deputy head of policy in exiting Number 10.

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