The outcome leaves May on Saturday battling to unite different factions in her party and reliant on the 10 seats of socially-conservative Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party parliamentarians just nine days before the United Kingdom begins negotiating its departure from the EU.
Well there's a turn up for the books.
After the election, Corbyn expressed readiness to serve the country in case May stepped down.
People demonstrate in Parliament Square against the possible Conservative and DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) coalition government following the Britain's general election result, in London, Saturday June 10, 2017. Mr Corbyn took advantage by agreeing to a debate at the last minute - leaving her with a Hobson's choice of either looking too scared to join him or as though she was responding to his instructions.
That the result of the British election has come as a shock to Theresa May is stating the obvious, but what perhaps may not be as obvious is the underlying message it has given to the Tories and its leadership.
But despite jubilation among Mr Corbyn's supporters at bloodying Mrs May' s nose, Labour MP Chris Leslie said the party should not pretend it achieved a "famous victory". Three British women of Bangladeshi origin have also done very well on the Labour ticket and we congratulate them on their win.
Major also relied on the support of the DUP after he secured a slim majority of 21 seats in the 1992 election.
French doesn't think Brexit didn't really influence the outcome of the election for the Conservatives.
To remove Mrs May from power, MPs could vote against the speech or pass a motion under the under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011.
The Tory veteran has said she has no intention of standing down and has been informally backed by the DUP. We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do.
"It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", Corbyn told the BBC. "Let's get on with the job", he said. "I just don't see how she can continue in any long-term way".
Foster, who led her party to 10 seats, was loathe to say her party would enter into a formal coalition - suggesting uncertainty in the weeks ahead.
In contrast, Conservative voters were more likely to know from the outset which way they were voting, Lord Ashcroft said.
Labour were resurgent in their heartlands and further afield, capturing 262 seats and 40% of the vote - its highest since ex-PM Tony Blair was in power.