Live updates on the UK General Election 2017 from Shout Out UK.
We will be bringing you a play by play of the results and breaking updates throughout tonight!
Labour 261 | Tories 319 | Lib-Dems 12 | Other 56
To ‘win’ – meaning to have a majority – a party needs to take 326 seats.
RESULT: HUNG PARLIAMENT
Conservatives have lost 12 mps, meaning noNo party can establish a clear majority
Theresa May has struck a deal with the Democratic Unionists that will allow her to form a government
The result is usually called between 3 and 4am
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- 18.54 – 100s of students at Keele University being turned away at polling stations despite eligible to vote.
- 19.17 – Lord Ashcroft Polls: puts SNP “win chance” in Dunbartonshire East as 69%
- 20.17 – Signals last night were confused as at once two different polls put out two different results, one with a Conservative Majority, the other a Hung Parliament
- 20.46 – Just under 75 minutes until the all important exit poll that will give us a true look at the embers of this election
- 21.01 – Less than sixty minutes until voting closes and the final exit poll comes out
- 22.00 – The final exit poll has come out predicting 314 seats for the Conservatives (down 17 from 2015) and 266 for Labour (Up 34 from 2015)
- 22.19 – As the maths stands. A coalition between all opposing parties would exceed that of the Tory’s current predicted seat number
- 22.23 – Sunderland vs Newcastle to get the first result out. Will be expecting the first result just before midnight
- 22.24 – According to the exit poll the SNP are down 22 seats from last year and the Lib Dems are up 6
- 22.59 – Turn out in Sunderland up 6%
- 23.02 – First Result: Newcastle: Labour: 65%
- 23.15 – Houghton and Sunderland South: Labour
- 23.41 – Lab 2 CON 0 SNP 0 LD 0 DUP 0 are the current seat standings – 648 results to go
- 23.47 – Sunderland Central just been called 22.2% majority for Labour
- 23:54 – Sunderland south and centre had a swing to Conservatives despite Labour hold in both.
- 23:57 – Newcastle East – Nick Brown Labour wins!
- 23:59 – Swindon : Labour
- 00:10 – Sunderland West : Labour hold
- 00:28 – Kettering – Conservative hold!
- 00:38 – Nuneaton – Conservative hold
- 00:45 – Lab hold Middlesbrough with a 38.9% majority
- 00:48 – Conservatives have held Basildon and Billericay.
- 00:53 – Darlington – Jenny Chapman Labour wins!
- 00:59 – Basildon South – Conservative hold!
- 01:03 – South Shields : Labour wins
- 01:07 – Pound falls by 1.5 due to Labour gains!
- 01:09 – Swindon South : Conservative
- 01:11 – Wrexham: Labour
- 01:16 – Rutherglen & Hamilton West : Labour
- 01:24 – Tooting goes to Labour!
- 01:29 – West Bromwhich East – Labour keeps!
- 01:36 – Oh no!!! – Nick Clegg lost Sheffield Hallam!!
- 01:39 – Vale of Clwyd – Labour !!!!!
- 01:41 – Putney: Conservative hold
- 01:48 – Warwickshire North: Conservatie hold
- 01:48 – Angus: Conservative hold
- 0:50 – Yeovil : Conservative
- 01:53 – Wolverhampton North East: Labour hold
- 01:58 – Carmarthen East and Dinewir – Plaid Cymru hold
- 02:00 – Conservatives hold Cannock Chase
- 02:01 – The Conservatives have also held Torbay!
- 02:03 – Labour have managed to cling on to their hold on St Helen’s, and Ealing Central!
- 02:05 – The Conservatives have held on the Hemel Hempstead – happy faces all around the Tory camp, I suppose!
- 02:05 – Labour have held on to Caerphilly and Preston!
- 02:06 – The SNP have held on to Renfrewshire North and East Kilbride too!
- 02:08 – Labour have held on to Pontypridd, Delyn, and Blanenau Gwent!
- 02: 09 – DUP have held on to Londonderry East.
- 02:10 – The Conservatives have held on to both Burton and Sevenoaks – two Tory targets!
- 02:11 – Labour gain Bury North!
- 02:11 – Labour hold Heywood & Middleton!
- 02:12 – Conservatives hold on to Epping Forest once again!
- 02:13 – Conservatives hold on to Leicestershire NW too!
- 02:13 – Labour have managed to hold on to Newport West while the SNP have held Western Isles!
- 02:14 – Conservatives hold Hertford!
- 02:14 – Labour hold both Bridgend and Rochdale!
- 02:15 – Conservatives hold on to both Newton Abbot and Flyde.
- 02:15 – SNP hold Falkirk
- 02:15 – Labour hold Blaydon while the Conservatives hold on to Hertfordshire NE, Tamworth and Surrey Easy!
- 02:16 – Conservatives hold on to Rushcliffe too!
- 02:16 – Labour have managed to hold on to Hull North and Garston & Halewood.
- 02:17 – Sheffield Brightside has gone red!
- 02:17 – The Conservatives have pinched Ochil & Perthshire S from the SNP!
- 02:18 – Conservatives have held on to Vale of Glamorgan and Wycombe!
- 02:19 – Labour hold on the Rhondda and Bootle!
- 02:20 – SNP hold Glenrothes and Inverclyde
- 02:21 – The Conservatives have held Pendle and Amber Valley
- 02:21 – Labour have held Wolverhampton SE
- 02:22 – Barnsley and Great Grimsby have stayed red!
- 02:23 – The Conservatives have held on the Rochford!
- 02:23 – Midlothian have been stolen from the SNP by Labour
- 02:23 – Labour hold Wirral South!
- 02:24 – Conservatives hold Aldershot and Worcestershire Mid
- 02:24 – SNP hold Ayrshire North!
- 02:25 – Conseratives hold on to Christchurch – nice bit of coastline, that!
- 02:25 – Labour hold on to Chorly, Doncaster C and Liverpool Wavertree
- 02:26 – Conservatives hold Montgomeryshire
- 02:26 – Conservatives hold on to Southend West
- 02:27 – They’ve only gone and pinched it from the Lib Dems! Southport has gone blue!
- 02:28 – Labour have held on to Wolverhampton SW
- 02:28 – SNP hold Aberdeen North
- 02:29 – Conservatives hold Sutton Coldfield
- 02:29 – Labour hold on to Sheffield Heeley
- 02:30 – Labour have held Durham North and Ynyns Mon too!
- 02:30 – Labour have held Bolton NE
- 02:31 – Labour hold Bury South
- 02:32 – Labour hold Hull East
- 02:32 – Labour hold Nottingham S
- 02:34 – DUP have gained Antrim South from UUP
- 02:34 – The Conservatives hold Colchester!
- 02:35 – Labour hold Bristol South!
- 02:35 – Conservatives hold Bedfordshire SW, Solihull, Monmouth and Harwitch & Essex N
- 02:36 – Labour hold Walthamstow
- 02:36 – Conservatives hold Eastleigh
- 02:37 – Labour hold Coventry South
- 02:37 – Conservatives hold Aberconwy
- 02:37 – Labour hold Bristol East
- 02:37 – Sinn Fein gain Foyle from SDLP! Nationalism vs Unionism!
- 02:40 – Labour hold Liverpool West Derby
- 02:40 – Conservatives hold Tunbridge Wells!
- 02:44 – DUP hold on the Antrim North
- 02:44 – Labour hold on to Aberavon and Sheffield SE
- 02:45 – Conservatives gain Renfrewshire E from the SNP!
- 02:45 – Conservatives hold Watford and St Albans
- 02:45 – Labour hold Eltham, Coventry NE, Blackpool South and Mitcham & Mordon
- 02:46 – Conservatives hold Stevenage, Thurrock, Brecon & Radnorshire, Suffolk West and Surrey Heath
- 02:47 – LABOUR GAIN SHEFFIELD HALLAM FROM LIB DEMS!
- 02:47 – Labour gain Gower from Conservatives
- 02:48 – Conservatives hold Romford
- 02:55 – Labour gain Ipswich from the Conservatives!
- 02:58 – Labour take Guildford!
- 02:58 – SNP Holddunfermline & Fife W
- 02:59 – Conservatives hold Clwyd West, Norwich North and Bosworth!
- 02:59 – Conservatives gain Copeland from Labour!
- 03:00 – Labour hold Liverpool Walton!
- 03:01 – Labour hold Easington
- 03:01 – Labour hold on to Cambridge too!
- 03:03 – Conservatives gain Clacton from UKIP
- 03:03 – Labour hold Swansea East and Leicester South!
- 03:04 – Conservatives hold the Cotswolds, Gosport, Isle of Wight and Worcester!
- 03:05 – Conservatives gain Ayr from the SNP
- 03:07 – Corbyn holds his seat in Islington North! 40,086 votes!
- 03:10 – Conservatives hold Dartford, Suffolk Coastal and Cambridgeshire NW!
- 03:11 – Conservatives gain Dagenham & Rainham from Labour!
- 03:12 – Sinn Fein gain Down South from SDLP
- 03:13 – The Conservatives hold on to Stafford and New Forest West!
- 03:13 – Labour gain Kirkcaldy from the SNP and hold on to Hayes & Harlington!
- 03:13 – Conservatives hold Great Yarmouth!
- 03:14 – Conseratives hold Tonbridge & Malling and Aldridge-Brownhills!
- 03:14 – Labour gain Bedford from Conservatives
- 03:14 – Conservatives hold Hornchurch & Upminster
- 03:15 – Labour hold Wentworth & Dearne
- 03:15 – Correction: Labour hold Dagenham & Rainham! (Recount occurred)
- 03:16 – Labour hold Bradford South and Lewisham East
- 03:16 – Conservatives hold Sittingbourne & Sheppey and Esher & walton!
- 03:16 – SNP hold Glasgow NW
- 03:16 – Labour hold both Leicester West and Leeds West!
- 03:17 – Labour hold Tottenham!
- 03:18 – Conservatives hold Hampshire NE and Derbyshire S
- 03:19 – Labour hold Barking!
- 03:19 – Conservatives hold Selby & Ainsty, Hampshire east and Wiltshire North
- 03:19 – SNP hold Livingston!
- 03:20 – Labour hold Oldham E
- 03:21 – Conservatives hold Maidenhead –Theresa May wins!
- 03:22 – Labour gain Portsmouth S from Conservatives
- 03:22 – SNP hold Glasgow W
- 03:22 – Conservatives hold Mole Valley!
- 03:24 – Labour hold East Ham and Hackney North
- 03:24 – Conservatives hold Bognor Regis and Bolton West
- 03:25 – Conservatives hold Brentwood
- 03:26 – Labour hold Lewisham Deptford
- 03:27 – Lib Dems hold on to Westmorland & Lonsdale – their 5th seat!
- 03:27 – Labour hold Exeter, Cardiff S and Rother Valley!
- 03:28 – Conservatives hold Lichfield and Bournemouth W!
- 03:28 – Labour hold Walsall South and Streatham
- 03:28 – Conservative hold Orpington and Hampshire NW
- 03:28 – Labour hold on to Lancashire West
- 03:28 – Lib Dems gain Eastbourne from the Conservative Party!
- 03:29 – Labour gain Coatbridge from the SNP
- 03:30 – Conservatives hold on to Devon North and Witney!
- 03:31 – Labour hold Lewisham W & Penge
- 03:31 – Conservatives hold Boston!
- 03:32 – Tim Farron won his seat, Paul Nuttall did not!
- 03:32 – Labour hold Brentford and Cardiff West
- 03:32 – Conservative hold on to Wyre & Preston N and Aylesbury
- 03:33 – Lib Dems hold Carshalton & Wallington
- 03:33 – SNP hold Ayrshire Central
- 03:33 – DUP hold Upper Bann!
- 03:34 – Labour hold Hornsey & Wood Green
- 03:35 – Conservatives hold Carmarthen West, Harborough, Morley & Outwood and Dorset North
- 03:36 – Labour gain Derby North from Conservatives!
- 03:37 – Labour hold Rotherham and Leicester East
- 03:37 – Conservatives hold Harrow East, Reading West and Derbyshire Dales
- 03:38 – Labour hold Merthyr Tydfil
- 03:38 – Lib Dems gain Caithness from SNP!
- 03:39 – Labour hold Birmingham Hall Green
- 03:40 – Conservatives hold Northamptonshire S, Bexleyheath and Thornbury & Yate!
- 03:41 – Labour hold Hammersmith
- 03:41 – Conservatives hold Suffolk South and Ruislip Northwood
- 03:41 – SNP hold Cumbernauld
- 03:41 – Chesterfield has been held by Labour
- 03:42 – Conservatives hold Herefordshire S and Redditch
- 03:43 – Labour hold City of Chester
- 03:43 – Conservatives hold Beverley & Holderness, Dudley South and Somerset NE
- 03:44 – Sinn Fein hold Tyrone West
- 03:45 – Conservatives hold Staffordshire S
- 03:46 – Sinn Fein hold Newry & Armagh
- 03:47 – Conservatives hold Saffron Walden and Waveny
- 03:48 – Labour hold Scunthorpe, Vauxhall and Slough
- 03:48 – Conservatives hold Newark
- 03:48 – Labour hold Stalybridge & Hyde, Oldham West and gain Weaver Vale from the Conservatives!
- 03:49 – Labour hold on the Brent Central!
- 03:51 – The Conservatives hold Chelsea & Fulham and Stourbridge
- 03:52 – Labour hold on to Bassetlaw and Erith & Thamesmead
- 03:53 – Conservatives hold Bury & St Edmunds and Braintree
- 03:53 – Labour hold Feltham & Heston and gain
- 03:55 – Conservatives hold Stone, Suffolk Central, Faversham & Mid Kent and Altrincham & Sale W
- 03:55 – Labour hold Birmingham Perry Barr
- 03:55 – Conservatives hold Sleaford & N Hykeham
- 03:56 – Both Labour and Conservatives have passed the 200 seat mark – on four seats separate them!
- 03:57 – Conservatives hold Kingswood and Spelthorne
- 03:57 – Labour hold Lancaster & Fleetwood
- 03:59 – Conservatives hold Cambridgeshire NE
- 04:00 – Labour hold Brent North
- 04:00 – Labour hold Batlety & Spen
- 04:01 – Conservatives hold Sussex Mid and Welwyn Hatfield
- 04:02 – Labour gain Leeds NW from Lib Dems
- 04:03 – Labour hold Dulwich
- 04:03 – Conservatives hold Brigg & Goole!
- 04:05 – For the first time this election, the Conservative Party have taken the lead over Labour!
- 04:05 – Conservatives hold Congleton
- 04:05 – Conservatives hold Penrith & The Border and Bromley & Chislehurst
- 04:06 – SNP hold Edinburgh North and Motherwell & Wishaw
- 04:07 – Conservatives hold Tatton!
- 04:07 – Conservatives hold Rossendale & Darwen!
- 04:08 – Conservatives hold Eddisbury, Devon SW, Daventry
- 04:08 – Labour hold Huddersfield!
- 04:10 – Conservative gain Mansfield from Labour and hold on to Norfolk SW
- 04:10 – Labour hold Derby South
- 04:11 – Sinn Fein gain Fermanagh & S Tyrone from UUP
- 04:12 – Conservatives hold Dorset Mid & Poole N and Banbury
- 04:13 – Labour gain Reading East from the Conservatives!
- 04:13 – Conservatives hold on to both Thanet South and Devon East
- 04:13 – Labour hold Edinburgh South and Bradford East
- 04:14 – Conservative hold on to Poole
- 04:14 – Conservatives hold Cheltenham
- 04:15 – SNP hold Ross, Skye & Lochaber
- 04:15 – Conservatives hold Cheltenham, Herefordshire N and York Outer
- 04:16 – Conservatives hold Hertfordshire SW, Old Bexley & Sidcup and Rochester & Strood
- 04:18 – Labour hold Blyth Valley
- 04:18 – Conservatives hold Corby, Broxtowe and Fillingham & Rainham
- 04:19 – Alex Salmond -SNP spokesperson in Westminster- has lost his seat to the Conservatives!
- 04:21 – SNP hold Edinburgh SW
- 04:21 – Conservatives hold Chatham and Milton Keynes S
- 04:21 – Conservatives gain Gordon and Shipley from the SNP
- 04:22 – Labour hold Denton & Reddish and Enfield North
- 04:22 – Conservatives hold Macclesfield, Elmet & Rothwell and Morecambe & Lunesdale
- 04:23 – Labour hold Dewsbury
- 04:24 – Conservatives hold Hazel Grove
- 04:25 – Labour gain Colne Valley from the Conservatives
- 04:26 – Conservatives hold Yorkshire East, Somerset North and Derbyshire Mid
- 04:27 – Labour hold Hampstead & Kilburn
- 04:28 – Conservatives hold Ludlow
- 04:30 – Conservatives hold Taunton Deane and Beckehnham
- 04:31 – Labour hold Stoke-on-Trent N
- 04:32 – Conservatives hold on to brother Northampton N, Northampton S and Bridgwater
- 04:33 – Labour hold Halifax
- 04:34 – Labour hold Camberwell & Peckham
- 04:35 – Conservatives hold Wells, Shropshire N and Plymouth Moor View
- 04:36 – Labour hold on to Leeds NE
- 04:37 – The Conservatives hold on the Cambridgeshire SE
- 04:39 – Conservatives hold Meon Valley, Worthing E and manage to gain Banff & Buchan from SNP
- 04:40 – Conservatives hold on to Calder Valley and Halesowen
- 04:41 – Labour hold Barrow & Furness
- 04:43 – Labour gain Brighton Kemptown from Conservatives
- 04:43 – Conservatives hold Camborne & Redruth
- 04:43 – Conservatives gain Derbyshire NE from Labour
- 04:44 – Labour hold Edmonton
- 04:44 – Conservatives hold Skipton & Ripon, Bedfordshire NE and Wantage
- 04:46 – Conservatives manage on to Finchley
- 04:49 – Conservatives hold Thanet North, Broadland and Worthing West
- 04:49 – Tiverton & Honiton, Sherwood and Pudsey have all been held by the Conservatives!
- 04:50 – Labour hold Bermondsey
- 04:50 – Conservatives hold Milton Keynes N
- 04:51 – Labour gain both Keighley and Enflield Southgate from the Conservatives!
- 04:52 – Labour hold Bethnal Green!
- 04:53 – The Lib Dems have gained Tewkesbury from the Conservatives
- 04:55 – Home Secretary Amber Rudd narrowly keeps her seat!
- 04:57 – Labour hold both Wakefield and Stockport
- 04:58 – Conservatives hold Hastings & Rye
- 04:59 – Labour hold Stockport, York Central and Poplar & Limehouse
- 05:00 – Lib Dems gain Oxford W & Abingdon from Conservatives
- 05:04 – The Conservatives hold Loughborough
- 05:04 – SNP hold Argyll & Bute
- 05:04 – Correction: Conservatives hold Tewkesbury!
- 05:07 – Labour hold Croydon North
- 05:09 – Conservatives hold Thirsk & Malton and Preseli Pembrokeshire
- 05:13 – Labour holds Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford and Wansbeck!
- 05:14 – Conservatives hold Winchester and Arundel & S Downs
- 05:15 – Labour hold Ilford North
- 05:16 – Conservatives gain Stoke-on-Trent from Labour
- 05:19 – Conservatives hold Devon Central
- 05:23 – Lib Dems hold Orkney & Shetland
- 05:24 – Labour hold Ilford South
- 05:27 – Labour hold Hove
- 05:29 – Conservatives hold Horsham
- 05:30 – Labour hold Hemsworth
- 05:32 – Conservatives hold both Hendon and Croydon South
- 05:39 – Conservatives gain Dumfries & Galloway from SNP
- 05:44 – Conservatives hold Hexham and Devon W & Torridge
- 05:46 – Labour hold Ashfield
- 05:53 – Labour hold Southampton Test
So, there we have it readers… a night full of up’s, downs, occasional thrills and moments of shock. We hoped for a clear-cut result, but when Theresa May faulted, Corbyn relentlessly campaigned, gaining the Labour party those vital votes which ended the Conservative hope of a majority parliament.
Instead, the United Kingdom will feature a hung parliament, within which the Conservative party will be the majority alongside -I imagine- either the Northern Irish, Democratic Unionist Party, or with the Liberal Democrats.
But for now, we here at Shout Out UK bid you farewell and hope that you have found this General Election, 2017, just as exciting as we have.
We bid you adieu!
The Conservatives have turned around their earlier deficit and have now reached 300 seats in the Commons! Theresa May’s party leads Corbyns Labour party by forty-six seats and only needs twenty-six more votes from the final twenty-seven result-givers for a majority party (an unlikely feat)!
We have now had over 600 of the results in, out of 650. Soon we will know the end result of the General Election 2017!
New State of Affairs?
Based on tonight’s current scenario, it almost looks like we will be returning to two party politics once again. We had it before we joined the European Union, and it seems to be returning now that we are leaving the European Union. Did the EU fragment our politics, or is this just a coincidence?
Alex Salmond has lost his seat! He’s looking both touch and bitter about Colin Clark’s choice of words to honour him for his prior achievements.
Our Forecast: A hung parliament
It seems very unlikely that the Tories will reach that magic mark of 326 seats. Currently sitting at 210 seats, trailing Labour by only 2, we think that Theresa May’s Conservative Party will achieve between 310-320 seats, leaving her just shy of a majority.
Labour have hit 200 seats in the commons! Leading the Conservatives by only six seats. This is undoubtedly an incredibly close result, so far!
Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, seems rather upset about her party’s failings this morning. But she is still hopeful for the future!
Paul Nuttall, leader of UKIP, has failed to win the throne of his constituency. Uh-oh…
Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has won his constituency once again!
The Prime-Minister steps up for Maidenhead
A solid 37,718 votes in May’s constituency, in which she competes with eight other parties and four independents! With that success came a very honest speech – “At this time more than anything else, this country needs stability.”
Up from the last polls, Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party has received 40,086 votes! A massive amount! We’ll have to see if May can top that!
“A vote for hope, against austerity!” Alrighty then!
UKIP have lost Clacton! A dull-faced looking Nigel Farage for his previous party!
Lib Dems again!
Sir Vince Cable champions his seat in Twickenham!
The steady pace has continued. Conservatives hit 100 seats!
Ex deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has been incredibly humble in his defeat. “You live by the sword, you die by the sword” (in politics, apparently…).
Uxbridge & Ruislip South
Boris Johnson has won it again! But Labour made an incredible swing for it +13.6% on their share!
Goodbye Mr. Clegg!
Lib Dems have lost their seat to Labour in Sheffield Hallam!
Labour have hit 100 seats, leaving the Conservatives trailing behind by 20!
It’s a loss
Tonight, everybody is losing. Labour are outperforming our expectations, but they aren’t likely to manage a majority; the Tories are slacking; the Liberal Democrats are nowhere to be seen! Shocking stuff!
Scotland to the rescue – ironically…
If the Conservatives win tonight, they need to have a dance whilst wearing kilts in honour of all the Scots that are keeping them in this race!
They too have made it to fifty seats! Slowly but surely (most probably will not win the race)…
Shock of my life!
The results have been coming in thick and fast – they have almost overwhelmed me as much as the sight of Jeremy Corbyn in a tie!
Labour reach the first milestone
There we have it, midway through the process Labour have made it to fifty seats in the commons. Good effort!
Nick Clegg’s lost!!
Rumours are emerging that Nick Clegg may have lost his seat in Sheffield Hallam! It seems as thouh how ever much he tries, he gets knocked down again.
01:28 – Green Party Jonathon Bartley spoke to Sky now about how he wrote to Farron and Corbyn to create a progressive alliance!
01:23 – Progressive Alliance could be on the cards?
If there is a hung parlimaent then a progressive alliance could be created headed up by Corbyn. Due to the higher turnout with young people, it is clear that they see him as a more ‘strong and stable’ PM!!!
00:58 –Young people could change this!
Many organisations such as Bite the Ballot have worked hard to get young people to vote and this might make a difference to some seats! By Labour already winning 10 seats, it may be clear that they do like their Corbyn as they are more likely to vote for him.
00: 27 –Terrible for May?
It is turning out to be an interesting night due to the exit polls prediction of a hung parliament. Andrew Marr is now on BBC discussing how this could have happened and one conclusion to this could be the election online! Young people have been using social media to state their voices which could have an affect on numbers.
22.30 – Possible Labour/Lib Dem/SNP/Green Coalition
In light of the current exit poll, the maths states that the number of seats held by the opposition parties is greater than the Conservative’s current total of 314. Therefore an election between these parties is a strong possibility and as a result a far different and diverse Britain could emerge, one that is pro-Europe, anti-Hard Brexit, anti-Austerity and Pro-Equality. Now, more so than ever since the Referendum itself, the possibility of a second Referendum is on the cards with this party combination.
22.00 – The Exit Poll could mean a hung parliament
The Final Exit Poll has come out and the Conservatives remain the largest party with 314 seats, but this is down 17 from the 2015 election. Labour however are on 266 seats, up 34 from the 2015 election. “Once again the British People have defied the odds” has declared David Dimbleby. In fact a poll last night predicted a 77 seat majority for the Conservatives over the other parties. The Liberal Democrats are up 16 seats but the SNP are due to lose some seats in Scotland. If this poll is correct then the Conservatives will be short by 12 seats of a majority. With the Liberal Democrats having a predicted 16 seats, could another Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition be a possibility?
21.34 – We spoke to Dotty Underwood, on why she did not and will never vote:
“I personally don’t vote because l self organise and self represent. In the present system electrol representatives are little more than puppets to the bankers and corporations. In not voting it is massively important that the individual engages directly with politics via whatever means. Otherwise the action is apathy, nothing more…”
19.56 – Some thoughts from Victoria Oladele, Founder of youth forum The Insyde Talk Show:
‘Sadly I feel that the shock and sadness from the last election created a wave of frustration amongst young people. One key difference with this elections is that the engagement of younger people in the whole process started a lot earlier. Unlike the last election, youth media outlets and social influencers have been pushing to get young people registered to vote as soon as the snap election was mentioned. This is amazing and I genuinely predict we’ll have more young people vote in this election than ever before. Whether or not the majority of the youth vote wins, is a completely different story. I just really hope we don’t end up with young people frustrated and disengaged as a result of not getting the outcome they want. Politics is a numbers game, but it’s important young voices are heard.’