Let us come together in a spirit of national unity, says Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for unity as parliament reconvened for the first time since last week's general election.

LONDON (REUTERS) - The UK parliament returned on Tuesday (June 13) for the first time since last week's general election, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying "at least someone won a landslide" after John Bercow was re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons. 

"As we face difficult challenges ahead, let us come together in a spirit of national unity" said the Prime Minister. 

The leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said he was looking forward to the Queen's Speech - when the chosen government traditionally spells out its policy plans - as soon as the "coalition of chaos" has been finalised. 

He also offered to deliver "strong and stable leadership" if an agreement can't be made, both phrases coined by the Conservatives at Labour's expense during the election campaign. 

Parliament will meet again on Wednesday (June 14) to receive royal approval for its choice of Speaker.