Instead, her election gamble has failed and she and her Conservative party have been weakened, with many on Friday questioning May's future as prime minister.
After winning her parliamentary seat, May said on Friday her Conservative Party would take responsibility for delivering stability if it won the most seats in the election.
May's Downing St. office said Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson was in Belfast Saturday for talks with the DUP "on how best they can provide support to the government".
Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to reach an agreement with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to form a minority government. "I am a man of my word, so what I'm gonna do is sit here, and eat my book, while you guys carry on", he said during an appearance on Sky News.
Jeremy Corbyn was pictured joining a children's football training session in Islington as one of his MPs said Labour missed an "open goal" to beat Theresa May and the Tories in the General Election. She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. "That's not a matter for me", she said.
It means the DUP's 10 elected MPs would back the Government on confidence votes and budget or supply votes, preventing the governing party from being brought down by motions of no confidence, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis.
Without a majority, she could be forced to seek consensus on the approach she takes.
"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. That's if, with dissent in her own ranks, she can sustain a "minority" government.
There are also concerns about the potential impact of the proposed arrangement on Northern Ireland's peace agreement, which relies in part on London being an impartial arbiter between those, such as the DUP, who want the province to remain in the United Kingdom and those who want it to be part of Ireland. At first it seemed to work, but May's decision to introduce a new policy which would see people pay more towards their elderly care was a turning point.
A Conservative source said the move to include Gove in her cabinet may suggest she has learnt a lesson after firing George Osborne, the former finance minister who as editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper, has become a vocal critic.
A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties.
"May fights to remain PM", the Daily Telegraph headlined.
Corbyn drew large crowds to his events, offering voters a promise to build a fairer society through policies such as raising taxes for the richest 5 percent, scrapping university tuition fees and investing 250 billion pounds (US$315 billion) in infrastructure - plans the Conservatives said were uncosted.