After the 2017 general election, in which Theresa May`s Conservative Party had no majority, a confidence and supply deal was reached with the Democratic Unionist Party.  It also indicates that both parties would establish a coordinating committee to monitor the functioning of the agreement in practice. The Irish government, led by outgoing Prime Minister Enda Kenny, expressed concern that a parliamentary agreement between a British government and the DUP could jeopardise the peace process in Northern Ireland, a view also expressed by Sinn Féin politicians Gerry Adams and Gerry Kelly, Labour`s Yvette Cooper and former Downing Street communications director Alastair Campbell.    However, this view was rejected by the Conservative leadership and former Foreign Minister for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, as well as by former Labour Minister Caroline Flint, who suggested that Gordon Brown may have sought an agreement with the DUP in 2010.   David Trimble, Conservative Prime Minister of the UUP of Northern Ireland, called the allegations that an agreement would jeopardize the peace process “scaremongering”.  On 13 June, former Conservative Prime Minister John Major May publicly called for the DUP to govern without the support of the DUP and not reach an agreement, on the grounds that an agreement could “harm” the “fragile” peace process in Northern Ireland, indicating that the government must remain “impartial”.   Major himself had an agreement with the Unionist MPs of the UUP when he was in power and during the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, but not with the DUP, the dux and social-conservative.  On June 15, Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin met with Theresa May and told her that he thought she was violating the Good Friday agreement.  This was disputed by one of the UUP negotiators for the Belfast Agreement.  The DUP declares its ready to support the government in all requests for confidence; and on the Queen`s Speech; The budget Financial accounts Money bills, laws and procurement and appropriation estimates. The agreement reached will be maintained for the duration of Parliament and can be discussed by mutual agreement between the two parties. At the end of each session of Parliament, both parties will consider the objectives, principles and implementation of this agreement.
On November 2, 2018 (less than two months after the General Election in New Brunswick), legislative representation voted by 25 votes to 23 in favour of a motion by the Progressive Conservatives to amend the Speech from the Throne so as not to give the government confidence. Prime Minister Brian Gallant then hinted at his intention to step down as Prime Minister and recommended that the Lieutenant Governor mandate THE PC leader, Blaine Higgs, to form a minority government: “I will see the Lieutenant Governor so soon that I will resign as Prime Minister, and I will humbly propose to the Leader of the Conservative Party to form a government and try to gain a government. from home. People`s Alliance President Kris Austin said he would work with the new government “in areas we agree on” and reiterated his promise to help progressive conservatives vote on confidence for an 18-month period. Greens leader David Coon said he would work with the Conservatives to ensure his party`s issues were on the government`s agenda.  Amid concerns that the lack of a final agreement could lead DUP MPs to abstain in the vote on the Queen`s Speech, Arlene Foster said her MPs would support the Conservative government`s first test in the House of Commons because it is “fair and fair” to do so.  On 20 June, the day before the Queen`s Speech, talks between the two sides were ongoing for ten days.