GE2017: Results Night Live

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avatar Kieran Hyland June 8, 20179:58 pm

Welcome to tonight’s Wessex Scene liveblog, reporting the results from the General Election as they come in from across the country.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201710:00 pm

The Exit polls are giving a majority to the Conservatives with 314 and Labour with 266 seats, this is not enough for a Tory majority.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201710:02 pm

The Exit polls are giving a majority to the Conservatives with 314 and Labour with 266 seats, this is not enough for a Tory majority government.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 8, 201710:03 pm

SNP are predicted to drop to just 34 seats, a significant fall.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201710:05 pm

Given the results, a hung parliament. If the results are confirmed Theresa May will probably have to step down. Corbyn is more than likely to stay as the Labour leader. This means quite a defeat for the Conservatives and looks like they’ve lost their majority.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201710:11 pm

Sunderland and Newcastle racing to get the first results out.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 8, 201710:25 pm

Alex Hovden, Union President tells the Wessex Scene “In the words of my idol Jeremy Corbyn: ‘here we, here we, here we fucking go'”.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201710:30 pm

According to BBC, the Pound falls against the Dollar and the Euro following the Exit Poll.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 8, 201710:36 pm

John Savage, Labour Councillor for Portswood Ward, says that he is “absolutely delighted” by the result and believes that they are fairly accurate. He told the Wessex Scene that he reckoned that he was hoping to just come back with the same number of seats as before but actually is very thrilled by this result in the Exit Poll.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201710:46 pm

Student at Keele University unable to vote as some polls had outdated register.

avatar Kieran Hyland June 8, 201710:49 pm

Despite exit polls projecting change across the country, in Southampton polls estimate that Test is remaining Labour, with Itchen and Romsey and North staying under Conservative rule.

avatar Robert Pratley June 8, 201710:50 pm

Worth remembering exit polls are a very small percentage of the country- results may be significantly different.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 8, 201711:01 pm

Newcastle goes to Labour with 24,071 votes to Conservative 9134 votes.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:02 pm

Newcastle Central announces Chi Onwurah from the Labour Party winning with 24,071 votes.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:04 pm

Wanna play a game ? See how many you can get

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:07 pm

Sunderland results are out. The constituency is won by the Labour Party by about 24,000 votes.

avatar Ana Bond Esparraguera June 8, 201711:11 pm

Ana here live blogging for the next hour!

avatar Ana Bond Esparraguera June 8, 201711:12 pm

2% swing to Labour in Newcastle Central less than exit poll predicted, possibly problems with exit poll?

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:31 pm

Southampton Test and Itchen are still counting their results.

avatar Robert Pratley June 8, 201711:37 pm

Early suggestions from Nick Clegg that his Sheffield Hallam seat may be in danger, after a labour surge according to the Daily Mirror’s Jack Blanchard.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 8, 201711:45 pm

Michael Fallon, Conservative Candidate, has said that exit polls have been wrong before

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:46 pm

Sunderland Central results out with as expected Julie Elliot from the Labour Party regaining her seats with 25,056 votes.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:53 pm

Sunderland Central results out as expected with Julie Elliot from the Labour Party regaining her seats with 25,056 votes.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 8, 201711:56 pm

Newscastle East is declared as Labour with 28,127 votes to Tory 8866

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:57 pm

Clear win for Labour Nick Brown in Newcastle East constituency with about 20,000 more than Simon Kitchen (Conservatives). Yet, all four seats announced are Labour’s !

avatar Lisa Veiber June 8, 201711:59 pm

Swindon North fifth to announce their results with winner as Conservative Justin Tomlinson.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 201712:01 am

David Dimbledy: “I have never known an election with so few results by midnight”

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 201712:12 am

Current seats stand at 5 for Labour and 1 for Tory, only 644 more to go.

avatar Lisa Veiber June 9, 201712:14 am

Fifth Labour seats held at Sunderland West by Labour Sharon Hodgston with 24,639 votes beating the Conservative candidate Jonathan Gullis who got 11,699 votes.

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 201712:16 am

Every single seat thus far has been different from exit poll predictions according to BBC analysis.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 201712:18 am

Ken Clarke says that the worst result is a hung parliament

avatar Lisa Veiber June 9, 201712:21 am

Newcastle Upon Tyne North hold by Labour candidate Catherine McKinnell, the current MP for this constituency. This means 6 seats for Labour and 1 for the Conservatives as the first seven constituencies have announced their results.

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avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:38 am

John Baron holds Basildon and Billericay – 13,400 majority. Both UKIP and the Lib Dems fail to retain their deposits due to low results.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:39 am

Liberal Democrat Sources are telling Sky News that the Sheffield Hallam constituency race is very tight indeed – could former leader Nick Clegg lose his seat?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:42 am

Could the Conservatives be making gains in Scotland? SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson looks set to lose his seat.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:45 am

A recount may be needed in Amber Rudd’s constituency of Hastings & Rye according to the council’s press officer, leading to a serious risk of the Home Secretary losing her seat.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:52 am

Labour have held Darlington, a seat which was a key Conservative target.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:54 am

Labour majority in Darlington was 3,280 – the seat was 35 overall on the Conservative target list according to Sky News. The UKIP vote was 10.5% down on the 2015 election.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 201712:57 am

South Shields was another key Conservative target – is Theresa May’s position beginning to look untenable?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:03 am

Did politicians underestimate the political engagement of younger generations? Earlier polls suggested that Labour could increase vote share if there was high turnout among 18-25 year olds.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:06 am

Former Chancellor George Osborne says Theresa May “won’t survive” if broadcasters’ exit poll is correct.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:10 am

First results from Wales. Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith holds the seat for Labour, while the party’s Ian Lucas is also reelected in key Conservative target Wrexham – a seat which the Tories would have won according to the exit poll.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20171:11 am

Current seats are 13 Labour and 6 Conservative

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:13 am

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20171:14 am

01:14 and only 21 seats have been declared

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:15 am

Labour’s first gain of the night – Ged Killen has won Rutherglen and Hamilton West from the SNP. This is the first seat to have changed hands tonight.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:18 am

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20171:18 am

Current seats: Labour (15), Conservative (8)

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:22 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:24 am

Conservatives hold Carlisle.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:25 am

Rosina-Allin Khan holds the Tooting seat for Labour formerly occupied by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan with 34, 694 votes.

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Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley tells Sky he is hopeful Green Party’s decision to opt for a “progressive alliance” will lead to tactical voting in marginal seats.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:30 am

Lib Dem press office Tweets to confirm they will not enter a coalition or make deals – “we’ve been getting a lot of calls”.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:30 am

The SNP’s Mhairi Black – elected as the UK’s youngest MP in 2015 – has held her seat in Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:31 am

Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson holds West Bromwich East with 22,644 votes (7,713 majority).

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:32 am

Watson says he is “very proud” to be re-elected and “deeply grateful” for votes.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:33 am

Watson: The PM fought one of the most “negative and pessimistic” campaigns in British history.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:34 am

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 20171:35 am

DUP results starting to come in and generally controlling their seats, could they be the key to a Conservative majority?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:35 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:36 am

Overall UKIP vote share is down 21.2% compared to 2015, Sky News reports.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20171:37 am

Only seat changes so far have been that Labour have gained one seat from SNP

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:37 am

Nick Clegg is likely to lose his Sheffield Hallam seat according to Lib Dem party activists.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:38 am

The Pound has fallen very sharply (1.83%) compared to the US dollar in light of recent results this evening.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:39 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:41 am

Vale of Clwyd, another Conservative target seat in Wales, is a gain for Labour.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:42 am

In Putney, Justine Greening (Education Secretary) has held her seat with a small majority for the Tories.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:44 am

SUSUtv are also broadcasting results coverage tonight – watch their livestream to keep up with the latest news from the Southampton count centre in the O2 Guildhall.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:44 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:47 am

Warwickshire North. Norfolk South, Stratford upon Avon all conservative holds.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:49 am

Angus is the first Conservative gain in Scotland – a 2,644 majority for Kirstene Hair over the SNPs Mike Weir.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:49 am

The SNP gained 16.2% of the vote share in Angus and the SNP lost 15.7%.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:51 am

Conservatives hold Yeovil with a majority of 14,723.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:52 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:54 am

Labour’s Emma Reyolds holds Wolverhampton North East. Another seat on the Conservative’s target list.

avatar Kieran Hyland June 9, 20171:55 am

The gap has narrowed in the current seat count, Labour leading the Conservatives 36-23. SNP have now lost two seats.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:56 am

Pete Wishart was reportedly only 96 votes ahead before the Perth and North Perthshire recount.

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 20171:56 am

SNP suffering early losses, possibly what might swing it for the Conservatives.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20171:58 am

Carmarthen East held by Plaid Cymru.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:00 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:03 am

Labour hold Hartlepool, a Conservative and UKIP target. Battersea in London is another gain in the Capital for Labour with a majority of 2,416

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:04 am

Labour also hold Ealing Central.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:07 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:09 am

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has been re-elected for the Conservatives in Sevenoaks, Kent.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:11 am

Labour gain the marginal seat of Bury North from the Conservatives.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:13 am

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20172:15 am

Current seats stand at Labour (55 seats), Conservative (36 seats), SNP (9 seats), DUP (3 seats) and PC (2 seats)

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:16 am

Jeremy Corbyn has arrived at the count centre for his constituency of Islington North. Says he will have to wait and see on result.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:17 am

Conservative Grandee Ken Clarke has held his seat of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20172:17 am

Amber Rudd, Home Secretary’s, seat looks quite uncertain at the moment in Hastings and Rye.

avatar Kieran Hyland June 9, 20172:18 am

Early indications suggest that overall turnout has grown from 2015, increasing to 66.2%, suggesting that Brenda’s claim of democratic overload was not a widespread concern.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:19 am

Politics Professor Matthew Goodwin tells Politico:

“It is clear that the Labour Party has performed much stronger than expectations in London while also fending off Conservative Party incursions in its existing territory, including, crucially, pro-Leave territory. Theresa May and her team had always gambled that defections from UKIP and the white working-class would bring these seats into play but it is clear that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have managed to retain more of their support in these areas, particularly non-London areas where Conservatives were hoping to achieve historic breakthroughs.”

avatar Kieran Hyland June 9, 20172:20 am

In quick succession the Conservatives take two more seats from the SNP, notably Angus Robertson in Moray.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:24 am

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:25 am

Some on twitter are poking fun at the political pundits having to make sense of it all

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20172:25 am

Images from the Stag’s Head of students eagerly watching the election results come in.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:26 am

Labour has gained the Midlothian seat from SNP. SNP also likely to lose Ochil & South Perthshire and Glasgow North East.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20172:27 am

Amber Rudd requests a FOURTH recount for Hastings and Rye seat.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:30 am

Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

“The Lib Dems have ordered pizza, I can confirm it looked like Margherita from a distance.”

Electioneering is hungry work!

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:31 am

Conservatives gain Ochil & Perthshire South from the SNP.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:32 am

Lib Dems lose another seat as the Conservatives gain Southport.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:32 am

Liberal Democrat leader could be in trouble…

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:34 am

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Labour hold Bury and Nottingham South.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:36 am

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:41 am

Conservatives gain East Renfrewshire from SNP

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:43 am

Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson regains Dunbartonshire East from SNP which she lost two years ago. First Lib Dem on the board

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:45 am

Further signs of Labour having a good night?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:46 am

Tom Gravatt, Southampton Test Lib Dem candidate and University of Southampton student, tells Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

-He “never expected a win” and has “really enjoyed” campaigning with volunteers.

-General Election campaining is a “lot easier” than “firing blind” in Student’s Union elections (Gravatt ran for VP Engagement in the last Union Southampton Elections).

-“Really important” to get young candidates into politics.

-“I run because I want to represent the people in Southampton and its good fun”

-Lib Dem team in Southampton is really motivated and ready to “hit the ground” in council elections. Lots of young activists.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20172:47 am

Nick Clegg loses seat at Sheffield Hallam to Labour

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:48 am

Labour majority of 2,125 in Sheffield Hallam.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:49 am

Uxbridge & Ruislip South is held by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for the Conservatives with 23,716 votes.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:50 am

Sun editor reporting that Boris has received a backlash

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:51 am

A recount is now underway for votes in the Southampton Itchen constituency, with the result appearing neck and neck. Conservative Mimi Davies has held the local town of Eastleigh.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:52 am

To think that at the start of this election campaign it looked like a big Conservative majority…

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:53 am

Labour have gained the Welsh constituency of Gower from the Tories.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:55 am

LBC reporting that Theresa May will stand down if she doesn’t get a majority as PM.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20172:55 am

Liberal Democrat Vince Cable regains Twickenham from Conservatives having lost it two years ago

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:57 am

Ed Miliband re-elected in Doncaster, Labour hold Durham. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling holds his seat.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:58 am

Labour have gained Bristol North West and Peterborough, which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:58 am

9.752 majority in Twickhenham for Vince Cable.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20172:59 am

Labour gain Ipswich from Ben Gummer (who helped write Conservative manifesto) with a majority of just 831.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:00 am

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has held Islington South and Finbury for Labour.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:01 am

Labour gain Glasgow South from SNP.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:02 am

Now looks likely that former SNP Leader Alex Salmond could also be in risk of losing his seat in the Gordon constituency.

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 20173:02 am

Looking increasingly like Ireland and Scotland will be key players in deciding who forms a majority Government.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:03 am

Labour have gained Portsmouth South from the Conservatives. Declaration for Romsey & Soton North expected soon.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:04 am

Scale of Labour fightback

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:04 am

The Clacton seat formerly held by UKIP has been taken by the Conservatives.

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avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:07 am

Jeremy Corbyn has held Islington North for Labour with 40,086 votes.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:07 am

SNP holds Glasgow North and Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:08 am

Corbyn’s majority: 33,215.

avatar Kieran Hyland June 9, 20173:08 am

The gap between Labour and the Conservatives appears to have stabilised close to 20 seats, with Labour leading with 138 to 118. Can the Conservative’s bridge the gap?

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:08 am

Cliche of the evening, as highlighted by Daily Mirror editor

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:10 am

Corbyn thanks his campaign staff, council and the Police. Says it is an “enormous honour” to be re-elected.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:11 am

The Liberal Democrats have also gained Bath from the Conservatives – could they lose all their seats from 2015, but match them with gains elsewhere of seats they lost back then?

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Corbyn: “people are voting for hope for the future and turning their back on austerity”

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:13 am

Labour has now reached 150 seats. PM Theresa May has arrived at the count for her constituency in Maidenhead.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:14 am

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:14 am

Could Theresa May’s days as PM be numbered?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:15 am

Labour gain Kirkcaldy – another loss for the SNP. John McDonnell (Shadow Chancellor) has been re-elected in Hayes & Harlington.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:19 am

Could the election change our attitude towards a ‘Hard Brexit’? David Davis has conceded it may

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:20 am

With the slightly recalibrated exit poll predicting Conservatives just short of majority, Northern Irish results suddenly become very important. Good news for Conservatives here. Pro-Brexit, strongly Unionist DUP have gained seats, while nationalist Sinn Fein have also gained a couple

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:20 am

Why Sinn Fein gains good for Conservatives? They don’t sit in Parliament, making the actual number of seats required for a majority less than 326 and more like 320-323…

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:21 am

Maidenhead: Theresa May re-elected with 37,718 votes.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:22 am

Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron re-elected in Westmorland & Lonsdale.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:22 am

Conservatives gain Clacton from UKIP (remember Douglas Carswell?) and Dagenham and Rainham from Labour

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:23 am

Theresa May’s majority: 26,457.

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 20173:24 am

Theresa May: ‘We need stability’

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:24 am

Should the Scottish Conservatives have more of a role in the running of the party given the number of gains they have made?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:27 am

https://twitter.com/William_Rimell/status/873001360656130048

Caroline Nokes holds Romsey & Soton North


avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20173:27 am

Think we can assume now that best case scenario for Conservatives now is as you were from 2015

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:28 am

Labour gain Portsmouth South from the Conservatives.

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Eastbourne – Lib Dem gain from Conservatives

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Twitter is suggesting Amber Rudd is on her 5th recount…

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UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall has failed to win in Boston & Skegness. Came third behind Conservative & Labour.

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Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

“Nothing much is currently happening apart from the Itchen recount. Test has unofficially been won by Alan Whitehead but both results will be announced officially after the recount.”

“This is way too close to call by looking at the table of ballot papers below me.”

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20173:36 am

Caroline Nokes retains Romsey and Southampton North for Conservatives

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Liberal Democrats gain Caithness – another loss for the SNP.

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Things are very close indeed in Amber Rudd’s constituency – another recount may be merited!

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Tatton is a hold for the Conservatives – Esther McVey is re-elected.

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Liberal Democrats now have gained from last time whatever happens in future with gain in Kingston and Surbiton from Lib Dems taking them up to 9

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Conservatives doing better in northern England and Scotland than the South this election – have gained Middlesborough South from Labour

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Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

“Conservatives appear to have just edged Itchen based on our estimates.”

“Given this was forecast as 72% Conservative chance of victory, they’ve done well to force a recount.”

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Lib Dem victory in Caithness was close.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20173:47 am

Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall reporting Southampton Itchen has gone to ANOTHER recount.

Could be a long night.

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From ‘Crush the Saboteurs’ to…

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Another SNP loss.

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Labour hold Batley & Spen, the former constituency of Jo Cox MP who was sadly killed in 2016.

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DUP’s Arlene Foster tells Sky she would find it “very difficult” to work with Jeremy Corbyn in government.

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Across the Solent, Greens have done well but not threatened the Conservatives

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Conservatives have won Stirling, another gain from the SNP.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20174:02 am

Reports on Twitter suggest vote in Southampton Itchen difference down to two digits.

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Another Conservative gain in Scotland.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20174:03 am

Sinn Fein have won 6 seats so far. Bearing in mind they don’t sit in House of Commons, that’s 644 divided by 2 = 322 majority required for Conservatives to avoid hung parl.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20174:05 am

More photos of eager student voters waiting for the results in Southampton Uni’s ‘The Stag’s’

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avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20174:06 am

Farron’s majority was only 777.

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Labour gain Leeds North West from the Liberal Democrats.

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Northern Ireland seems fairly evenly split.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20174:17 am

Interesting result, considering that the Conservative candidate has been charged with electoral expenses fraud from the last election…

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Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

“Conservative votes for Itchen have been recounted, waiting on Labour.

“All the Conservatives are watching very intently”

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 20174:21 am

Alex Salmond loses Gordon seat to Conservatives.

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Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

“Conservative votes for Itchen have been recounted, waiting on Labour.”

“All the Conservatives are watching very intently”

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Prominent Pro-Remain campaigner Anna Soubry has been re-elected for the Conservatives in Broxtowe.

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Nearby Winchester has been held by the Conservatives.

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Is this the youth election?

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Seat totals as things stand.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20174:32 am

Projected national share after 550 seats:

Conservative 43%

Labour 40%

Lib Dems 8%

UKIP 2%

Greens 2%

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Change from last time:

Conservative – up 6%

Labour – up 10%

Lib Dems – +0.1%

UKIP – down 11%

Greens – down 1%

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Scottish Conservatives Leader Ruth Davison says plans for a second Scottish Independence Referendum are now “dead”.

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UKIP’s current vote share is 1.9%, down 10.9% since 2015.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20174:36 am

Change in national vote share since last time (projected):

Conservatives – up 6%

Labour – up 9-10%

Lib Dems – up 0.1%

UKIP – down 11%

Greens – down 1%

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Anne Soubry, Conservative MP giving frank assessment on Conservative results/campaign

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20174:39 am

Former London Mayor Ken Livingston praises Corbyn.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton June 9, 20174:43 am

Could Corbyn’s previous nationalist links come into play?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20174:45 am

Another SNP loss in Scotland.

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Now to be delayed?

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20174:49 am

Southampton Itchen recount is still ongoing, we’re hearing the results could be announced for Itchen and Soton Test in the next 30 mins or so…

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20174:52 am

Candidates and their agents have been called to the stage in the Southampton Guildhall – a sign the announcement of results is imminent.

avatar Cameron Ridgway June 9, 20174:55 am

Declaration also due shortly for Amber Rudd’s seat of Hastings & Rye after two recounts.

avatar Samuel Tyler June 9, 20174:55 am

Amber Rudd retains seat by only a few hundred votes at Hastings and Rye

avatar Robert Pratley June 9, 20174:56 am

Surprise result in Hastings and Rye, many locals felt she was going to lose her seat following frosty relations in recent years.

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Revised exit poll forecast:

Conservative 316

Labour 265

SNP 34

Lib Dem 13

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A record number of female MPs have already been elected tonight.

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Lib Dems gain Oxford West & Abingdon.

Labour hold York Central.

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The Sun’s take on proceedings:

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Damian Meaden at Southampton Guildhall:

The Southampton Itchen count has entered a “bundle ruffle”. This is not a full recount but means the counters will be given a bundle of 100 ballots each and will have to double check the number of ballots before resubmitting them. The likely reason for this is the closeness of the result, which is expected to be decided by double figures (between 10 and 99). This means that Itchen could be one of the closest seats in the country.

The official announcement of the Itchen and Test result will not be made until the “ruffle” is complete, although Test clearly seems to be a Labour hold for Alan Whitehead. Conservatives here at the Guildhall are looking increasingly agitated.

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Alastair Caemichael holds Orkney and Shetland for the Lib Dems.

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Are today’s results another argument for voting reform?

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Philip Hammond, David Davis and Boris Johnson have all refused to be interviewed on the BBC.

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Ed Miliband tweets:

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BBC has now confirmed physically impossible for Conservative majority – in other words, HUNG PARLIAMENT time!

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Tim Farron tells reporters Theresa May “put her party before her country”.

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Very true…

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Southampton Test

Thomas Gravatt – Lib Dem – 1,892

Paul Holmes – Con – 16,006

Keith Morrell – Independent – 680

Andrew Pope – Independent – 816

Alan Whitehead – Labour – 27,514 – 11,508 Majority

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Royston Smith wins Soton Itchen for the Conservatives.

Majority of only 31 votes – very close indeed.

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Worth noting that Alan Whitehead’s win in Southampton Test means there is now no possibility of the Conservatives achieving an overall majority.

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Brighton Pavilion: The Green Party’s Caroline Lucas is re-elected with 30,149 votes.

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That Southampton Itchen result in full.

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And with all of the Southampton results declared and the state of Parliament from tomorrow clear we’re wrapping up tonight’s coverage. Thank you for following our liveblog and be sure to keep following Wessex Scene for all the developments and reaction as the process of attempting to form a government begins.

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