LONDON, June 8 Prime Minister Theresa May's
Conservatives could win 331 seats, enough for an outright
majority in Britain's parliament, London-based analysts at
Japanese bank Nomura estimated on Thursday, based on results
from the exit poll and the first two seats to declare.
An exit poll commissioned by major broadcasters pointed to
May's Conservatives falling short of an outright majority in the
snap election she called in April, but results in two Labour
strongholds showed a small swing to the Conservatives.
Nomura said it was still too early to give an accurate
estimate of the likely result.
"When we have 10 percent of seats declared ... then we will
have a better idea of how this is panning out," Nomura currency
strategist Jordan Rochester wrote in a note to clients.
(Reporting by David Milliken, editing by Michael Urquhart)