General Election 2017 *Live Updates*

8th June 2017

It’s been a turbulent few weeks in British politics since Theresa May called the Snap Election. A hotly contested campaigning period has all come down to tonight with Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP snapping at the heels of the Conservatives. URN will be with you through the night keeping you up to date as the results come in from across the country and our expert panel will be providing their opinions on one of the most intriguing election races in years.

Harry Robertson 9th June 20177:12 am

AND WE’RE DONE

We’re signing off now, playing ourselves out with Walking on Sunshine by Katrina Waves. Interesting couple of days ahead, keep up to date with all the latest news from URN

Harry Robertson 9th June 20177:11 am

Tories win back Richmond Park

Goldsmith must be feeling smug, Lib Dems bitter after a majority of around 45, took a couple of recounts, Labour spoiled it for Lib Dems

Harry Robertson 9th June 20177:09 am

Final thoughts from our panel now, we’ll be signing off soon

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:58 am

Anna Soubry says PM needs to reconsider her position

She says it’s a very bad moment for the Conservative Party, getting her name in the hat maybe?

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:53 am

‘We didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot, we shot ourselves in the head’

Tory MP, Nigel Evans

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:47 am

‘There’s only so much you can achieve through an endorsement from Big Nasty’

Alex on youth engagement in politics, Nick challenges him, arguing young people have been the rescue of the Labour party

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:44 am

Farage worried for Brexit

He says May has put the decision in jeopardy and Farage is alarmed by David Davis making concessions already in a statement from earlier today

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:24 am

30 vote majority in Newcastle-under-Lyme for Labour

Looking like the closest race of the night

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:23 am

Labour gain Crewe & Nantwich from Tories

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:20 am

Emily Thornberry says there could be a Labour government but that there will be no coalitions and no deals

The Shadow Foreign Secretary gives a statement about the Labour Party’s reaction to the hung parliament result

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:15 am

Pound stabilising in hung Parliament result

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:14 am

‘A strong government makes mistakes’

Alex is in favour of a rainbow coalition or a minority government to make sure the government is held to account in a critical time for the UK

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:11 am

‘Scary result for our future’

Foreboding words from Amar here on URN

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:09 am

‘It’s the most British thing ever, we just played out a 0-0 draw’

Local spin doctor in the URN Newsroom

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:05 am

Green hold in Brighton

Neutral’s favourite Caroline Lucas holds Brighton Pavilion and it’s a relief for the Green Party

Harry Robertson 9th June 20176:01 am

Panelists contemplate a Labour swing in Brighton from Green

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:53 am

OFFICIALLY HUNG PARLIAMENT

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:40 am

Owen Smith congratulates Jeremy Corbyn

He won his Pontypridd seat comfortably and said this ‘He’s definitely got something. He beat me fair and square and he’s done very well in this election. He’s to be congratulated for that.’

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:37 am

Conservative gain in Dumfries & Galloway

Nick Clay 9th June 20175:35 am

A record high of women MPs elected

192 female MPs elected so far, up 1 from the last election.

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:27 am

If two more seats don’t go the way of the Conservatives, it will be a hung Parliament!

Our best estimates from here inside the URN Newsroom

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:22 am

Britain divided

Both parties sharing over 40% of the vote for the first time since the 1970s

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:20 am

Greens will not enter coalition with Tories

We’re all shocked here in the studio. But someone had to ask. What will Caroline Lucas, former MP of the year, be making of the situation and a possibility of a hung parliament?

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:18 am

Yvette Cooper wins her seat convincingly

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:17 am

May resignation rumours

Reports circulating that May will not resign but will face leadership contest. Amber Rudd and BoJo’s outlook on the situation will be key

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:15 am

Conservative gain in Stoke-on-Trent South

Nick Clay 9th June 20175:08 am

Labour Gain Enfield Southgate

Taken the seat with 24,000 to the Tories’ 20,000
9.7% swing to Labour

Nick Clay 9th June 20175:02 am

Lib Dem Gain in Oxford West & Abingdon

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:02 am

‘As Theresa May looks out the window she might see a little of what we like to call the cold light of day’

Ian

Harry Robertson 9th June 20175:01 am

Gain for Labour in Keighley

Harry Robertson 9th June 20174:57 am

Amber Rudd holds on to her seat in Hastings

The Home Secretary avoids an embarrassing loss amid fears she’d lose her seat with just a majority 346 votes

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:56 am

Seats as it currently stands:

Con: 290 Lab: 246 Lib Dem: 11 SNP: 33 Other: 21

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:54 am

Conservatives HOLD Tewkesbury

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:53 am

Labour Gain Enfield South and Keighley

Harry Robertson 9th June 20174:46 am

Conservatives gain Derbyshire NE as well

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:44 am

Labour gain Brighton Kemptown

Gain from Conservatives

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:42 am

Conservatives gain Banff and Buchan

Harry Robertson 9th June 20174:31 am

Young people turn out in NME exit poll

From NME: NME‘s exit poll shows that 56% of 18-34s voted in today’s election, with 53% of those aged between 18 and 24 turning out, +12% points on the audience’s turnout of 41% in 2015. 60% of 18–34s said they voted Labour, with two-thirds of those aged 18–24 voting for Jeremy Corbyn’s party.

The poll found that 36% were first time voters, that half of 18–24s went to the polls with a friend or family member and that Brexit was the main deciding factor driving those to vote.

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:27 am

Labour GAIN in Colme Valley

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:25 am

Plymouth Sutton is a Labour GAIN

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:24 am

Broxtowe Constituency is a Tory hold

Tory’s Anna Soubry: 25,983. Labour’s Grey Marshall: 25,120

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:23 am

ALEX SALMOND LOSES SEAT!

Gordon becomes a Conservative gain

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:16 am

Current seats:

Con: 236 Lab: 225 Lib Dem: 10 SNP: 32 Other: 21

Harry Robertson 9th June 20174:15 am

Zac Goldsmith asks for recount in Richmond Park as he loses to the Lib Dems

More to follow

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:14 am

Labour gain Reading East

Harry Robertson 9th June 20174:14 am

Conservatives gain Mansfield

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:14 am

Sinn Fein gain Fermanagh & South Tyrone

Nick Clay 9th June 20174:06 am

LABOUR GAIN WARRINGTON SOUTH

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:59 am

Seats as it currently stands:

Con: 199 (-11) Lab: 208 (+22) Lib Dem: 9 (+4) UKIP: 0 (-1) SNP: 29 (-14) Other: 20 (+/-0)

Harry Robertson 9th June 20173:58 am

Corbyn’s IRA links and whispers of a Tory coalition are the only times when NI gets interested in politics

The disenfranchisement works both ways

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:56 am

LABOUR GAME WEAVER VALE AND WARRINGTON SOUTH

Harry Robertson 9th June 20173:55 am

In NI the DUP they are the party that blocked gay marriage rights, I find it contradictory that they try and promote remaining part of the union but are against the tolerant values of British society

Nikki Osborne our special correspondent for Northern Ireland

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:33 am

Seats as it currently stands:

Con: 171 Lab: 187 LD: 8 SNP: 27 Other: 18

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:32 am

PAUL NUTTALL FAILS TO WIN SEAT!

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:29 am

LIB DEMS GAIN EASTBOURNE

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:28 am

DUP gain Belfast South

Take seat from SDLP. SDLP taking huge losses this election

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:24 am

LABOUR GAIN CANTERBURY AND PORTSMOUTH SOUTH

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:21 am

THERESA MAY HOLDS SEAT!

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:21 am

TIM FARRON HOLDS SEAT!

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:16 am

Sinn Fein GAIN from SDLP in South Down

Sinn Fein taking seats from SDLP seems to be a trend tonight

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:15 am

Scores on the doors:

Con: 139 Lab: 154 Lib Dem: 3 SNP: 22 Others: 15

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:15 am

CONSERVATIVES GAIN DAGENHAM AND RAINHAM

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:14 am

Labour gain Bedford!

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:12 am

LABOUR GAIN EAST LOTHIAN AND CARDIFF NORTH

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:11 am

DUP hold Belfast North

Harry Robertson 9th June 20173:11 am

SNP in a lose lose situation

Couldn’t gain any more seats and so were set up to lose, tactical voting is apparently rife in Scotland, so you can’t blame the leadership says Alex

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:10 am

Conservatives hold Gainsbrough, Stafordshire Moorlands, Portsmouth North, Worcester, Norfolk North West, Teleford, South Ribble and Lewes

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:10 am

Conservatives GAIN Aberdeen South

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:10 am

SNP hold Glasgow North and Inverness, Nairm, Badenoch and Strathspey

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:09 am

Labour holds: Liverpool Walton, Easington, Gedling, Cambridge, Leicester South, Manchester Central, Luton South, Ealing Southall, Birmingham Ladywood, Sheffield Central, Leeds East, Easington, Islington North, Swansea East, Redcar, Hackney South & Shoreditch

The results are flying in!

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:08 am

LIB DEMS GAIN BATH

Harry Robertson 9th June 20173:03 am

South Holland & The Deepings stay for Conservatives, as do Scarborough and Whitby, Chingford and Woodford Green, Epsom and Ewell, Meriden, Kenilworth and Southam, Cleethorpes, Ashford, The Wrekin, Salisbury, Dorset West, Chesham and Amersham (gain) Copeland, Clwyd West, Norwich North, Ribble Valley, Bosworth, Maldon, Wimbledon, Beaconsfield, gain for Clacton and The Cotswold

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:00 am

DUP gain Belfast South

Big gains for the DUP so far

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:00 am

CONSERVATIVES GAIN COPELAND

Nick Clay 9th June 20173:00 am

SNP hold Dunfermline and Fife West

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:59 am

LABOUR GAIN GLASGOW NORTH EAST

Their third seat in Scotland (as it stands)

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:58 am

‘It’s anybody’s guess’

James Cox

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:58 am

SNP hold Glasgow Central and East

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:57 am

Seats as it stands:

Lab: 125 Con: 126 Lib Dem: 2 SNP: 15 Other: 13

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:57 am

LIB DEMS GAIN TWICKENHAM

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:56 am

‘Higher ups in the party say no coalition’

So vehemently opposed on the key issue of Brexit means coalition is not viable- Cox

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:54 am

String of Labour holds

Luton North, Doncaster North, Coventry North West, Nottingham East and Birmingham Yardley and Edgbaston all remain in Labour hands

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:54 am

LABOUR GAIN PETERBOROUGH

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:54 am

‘Clegg tainted by tuition fees’

Cox believes student vote was Clegg’s downfall in his constituency and it is a shame to lose a politician of Clegg’s stature

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:53 am

Although the forecast looks good, it’s hard to stay positive’

We’re on the phone with James Cox, Lib Dem candidate for North Warwickshire

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:51 am

Labour gains in Stroud and Bristol North West

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:51 am

DUP hold in North Antrim, Belfast East, and East Antrim

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:51 am

Norfolk Mid, Cities of London and Westminster also hold for Tories

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:50 am

Boris holds on to seat

Amid calls of Theresa May to resign, the favourite to be the next leader of the Conservative Party holds on to his seat. No surprises there

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:49 am

Labour gain Sheffield Hallam and Gower!

Labour continue to gain the numbers and increase their current lead over the Conservatives

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:49 am

Turnout figures released for Northern Ireland:

All above 60% and up across the board. South Tyrone is the constituency with the highest turnout at 76%.

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:49 am

Conservative hold on to Guildford, Tunbridge Wells, St Albans, Thurrock, Stevenage East, Surrey Heath, Suffolk West, Watford, Wokingham, Granthom and Stafford, Romford, Colchester, Somerton and Frome, Wealdon, Walsall North

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:47 am

CLEGG LOSES BY UNDER 2,000 VOTES

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:46 am

NICK CLEGG LOSES SEAT!

Nick Clegg has offically lost his seat to Labour!

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:43 am

LIB DEM GAIN IN DUNBARTONSHIRE EAST

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:43 am

LABOUR GAIN HIGH PEAK

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:40 am

Current seats:

Labour: 90 Con: 70 SNP: 13 Other: 10

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:38 am

Labour gain Ipswich from Tories

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:38 am

Conservatives hold Southend West, Sutton Coldfield, Blackpool North and Cleveleys, Colchester, Solihull, Harwich and Essex North, Monmouth, Bedfordshire South West, Eastleigh, Bromsgrove, Aberconwy and Newbury

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:37 am

Sinn Fein gain Foyle

Result comes after the recount. SDLP have held this seat for 34 years

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:35 am

NOTTINGHAM SOUTH LABOUR HOLD

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:34 am

Labour holds in: Wolverhampton South West, Rochdale, Ynys Mon, Bolton North East, Durham North, Sheffield Heeley, Bridgend, Westminster North, Neath, Bury South, Cynon Valley

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:33 am

RECOUNT IN TIM FARRON’S CONSTITUENCY, REPORTS FEWER THAN 400 VOTES BETWEEN 1ST AND 2ND PLACED CANDIDATES

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:32 am

SNP hold Falkirk and Aberdeen North

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:30 am

DUP gain in South Antrim

DUP gain seat from UUP giving them their 4th seat so far

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:29 am

Wyre Forest, Huntingdon, Moray, Amber Valley, Pendale, Rochdale and Southend East, Christchurch, Worcestershire Mid, Aldershot, Montgomeryshire, Southport, Cambridgeshire South all go for the Tories.

They make gains in Moray and Southport and hold the rest

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:26 am

SNP hold Ayrshire North & Arran

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:24 am

ANGUS ROBERTSON LOSES SEAT

Leader of the SNP in Westminster suffers shock loss

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:23 am

String of Labour holds: Blackburn, Rhondda, Wolverhampton & South East, Bootle, Great Grimsby and Barnsley Central

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:21 am

Sinn Fein hold West Belfast

Sinn Fein have confirmed they will still refuse to take their seats in Westminster

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:20 am

UKIP suffer a 11% vote decrease nationally so far

Labour up 8.96% Tories up 6.97%

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:20 am

Labour hold Wirral West, Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough, Garston & Halewood

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:20 am

Conservatives hold Surrey East, Wycombe, Vale of Glamorgan, Ochil and Perthshire South, Hertfordshire North East, Moray, Tamworth and Runnymede and Weybridge

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:18 am

SNP hold Western Isles and Falkirk

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:18 am

Ken Clarke remains the longest serving member MP after holding his seat

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:17 am

Reports of a Lib Dem loss in Leeds North East

More to come

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:16 am

As it stands:

Labour: 57 Tory: 36 SNP: 8 Other: 8

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:15 am

Labour hold Rochdale, Newport West, Bridgend and Blaydon

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:14 am

LABOUR GAIN BURY NORTH

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:10 am

Conservatives hold Sevenoaks, Rugby and Burton

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:09 am

DUP hold Londonderry East

Another win for DUP in NI

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:09 am

Conservatives hold Bedfordshire Mid and Hemel Hempstead!

Results do seem to be following the exit poll predictions

James Perkins 9th June 20172:09 am

With the scores at Labour 53, Conservatives 32, it could be easy for The Reds to get carried away. But it’s important to remember that it’s an election of two halves.

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:07 am

String of Labour holds: Wolverhampton North East, Stockton South, Battersea, Gateshead, St Helens South & Whiston, Caerphilly, Preston, Wirral West, Pontypridd and Ealing Central

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:07 am

SNP hold East Kilbride and Paisley North

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:04 am

Conservatives hold three seats

Torbay, Cannock Chase and Bracknell all holds for the Conservatives

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:04 am

First recount in Northern Ireland in Foyle constituency

SDLP candidate asks for recount after only 160 votes between SDLP and Sinn Fein candidates

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:03 am

LABOUR GAIN STOCKTON SOUTH

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:02 am

SNP hold Dundee West

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:01 am

Plaid hold Arfon

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:01 am

Sky believes Paul Nuttall at risk of coming 3rd.

Also potential recounts of Amber Rudd’s and Anne Soubrey’s seats

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:00 am

Fareham a Conservative Hold

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:00 am

Labour hold Liverpool Riverside

Nick Clay 9th June 20172:00 am

Plaid are in the game, holding their Carmarthen East and Dinefwr seat

Harry Robertson 9th June 20172:00 am

Labour gain Stockton South

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:58 am

String of Labour holds: Sefton Central, Wolverhampton North East, Hartlepool, Oxford East, Islwyn, Torfaen, St Helens North

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:56 am

The return of the two party politics

Lewis believes Labour’s early renaissance in the results means the country returns to two party politics to the dismay of Lib Dems, UKIP and Green voters

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:56 am

RUMOURS OF TIM FARROW TO LOSE SEAT!

Rumours coming in of Lib Dem leader to lose his seat

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:56 am

Dundee East held by SNP

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:56 am

Golder’s green: unconfirmed report of Labour hold meaning Jewish voters reconnect with Labour Party despite reports of antisemitism within the party

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:53 am

Local politics triumphs over internet politics

Tory decision to go for an American candidate backfires in opposition to Rupa Huq’s 30 years of residency

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:53 am

Barnsley East Labour win

Labour hold the seat by 25,000 votes

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:52 am

Oxford East Labour Hold

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:52 am

Corbyn has rejected the idea of the ‘cult of the personality’ and it’s worked for him

Whether it’s a clever ploy to reject the idea of the traditional leader, Corbyn’s soft spoken brand of politics has clearly resonated with voters

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:52 am

Newport East a Labour Hold

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:51 am

Conservatives hold Yeovil and Folkestone & Hythe

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:51 am

Labour hold Newport East

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:50 am

STRING OF CONSERVATIVES HOLDS

Warwickshire North, Havant, Norfolk South, Angus and Castle Point all remain in Conservative hands

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:50 am

Conservatives hold Castle Point

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:48 am

Labour hold Wallasey

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:48 am

Labour hold Tynemouth

Unsurprising win for Labour in this North East constituency. Big gains for labour also.

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:48 am

Burnley Labour Hold

6,000 vote win keep Labour in the seat

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:48 am

Conservatives hold Norfolk South

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:46 am

Strafford-on-Avon a Conservative Hold

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:46 am

Hertsmere Conservative hold

Update to come

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:45 am

Labour hold Warley

Julie Cooper holds with 18,832

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:44 am

Labour hold Clwyd South

Big gain for Tories but not nearly enough to get the majority

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:44 am

Dunbartonshire West SNP Hold

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:43 am

LABOUR GAIN VALE OF CLWYD

Chris Ruane gains with 19,423 votes, an increase of 11.9%

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:43 am

Conservatives hold Putney!

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:43 am

Dover Conservative Hold!

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:42 am

Conservatives hold Rayleigh & Wickford

Equal gains again for both Labour and Conservative

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:41 am

Labour hold Knowsley

George Howarth takes with 47,351 votes

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:41 am

LABOUR HOLD EALING CENTRAL AND ACTON

Rupa Huq holds the seat which was an extremely close and a Tory target, but she holds firm after a Lib Dem endorsement and the Greens dropping out

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:37 am

NICK CLEGG HAS LOST HIS SEAT!

Senior sources tell Sky that former Deputy PM has lost his seat

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:37 am

Barnsley East

Labour hold

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:35 am

Conservatives able to hold Harlow!

Conservative win by 7,000 votes

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:34 am

Tom Watson holds seat and betting odds update

Tom Watson decries negative Tory campaigning, says British public has delivered their verdict. Corbyn is now bookie’s favourite to become next PM

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:34 am

SNP HOLD PAISLEY AND RENFREWSHIRE

Mhairi Black holds Paisley with 16,964 votes, narrowly defeating Labour

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:34 am

Kilmarnock and Loudoun SNP hold!

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:33 am

Chelmsford Conservative Hold!

Conservatives hold Chelmsford

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:32 am

West Bromwich East is a Labour hold

UKIP drop over 20%. Big gains for Tories and Labour.

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:30 am

DUP hold Strangford

Another big gain and big majority for the DUP. Possibly sign of a big unionist turnout in response to poor unionist results in Northern Irish Assembly elections in March.

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:29 am

DUP hold Lagan Valley

Second seat announced for Northern Ireland. Huge gain for DUP and huge majority.

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:28 am

CAUTIOUS STATEMENT FROM JEREMY CORBYN

Corbyn thanks supporters for believing in Labour and their manifesto but no comment on the surprise exit poll

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:27 am

Labour hold Halton, Bradford West, Islwin!

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:25 am

Our live panelists on the increased turnout:

“This is a win for democracy”- Alissandra

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:25 am

Labour get Tooting

34,000 votes for Labour

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:24 am

Carlisle holds for the Tories

With a majority of 2,599

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:21 am

Wigan held by Labour

Labour retain hold over Wigan, regaining seats numbers from UKIP

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:20 am

Four Labour Holds!

Halton, Leigh, Stockton North and Birkenhead all Labour victories with confortable majorities

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:19 am

Independent holds Down North

Huge gain for the DUP but not enough to take the majority. First seat announced for Northern Ireland.

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:19 am

Labour have gained Rutherglen & Hamilton West from SNP

Labour claw one back, calls from the URN Newsroom that Tories won’t be able to form a government. VERY CLOSE MAJRITY OF 265

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:17 am

Conservative hold in Harrogate & Knaresborough!

Big majority for Tories but huge gains for Labour

Harry Robertson 9th June 20171:12 am

Labour hold Wrexham

Only by 2,000 votes, tight race

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:11 am

Labour hold Llanelli!

Big gains for both Labour and Conservative

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:11 am

Swindon South Conservative Hold!

Narrow win for Conservatives 24,000 to Labour 22,000

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:10 am

Labour hold Jarrow!

Big Labour gains and big majority

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:08 am

‘SCOTLAND IS LOOKING MEATY’

Fil thinks that the Scottish battleground could produce seats for the Tories.

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:01 am

Conservative hold Basildon South!

Big gains and big majority for Conservatives. Considerable gains from Labour also.

Nick Clay 9th June 20171:00 am

NICK CLEGG TO LOSE SEAT?!

Increased reports that the former deputy Prime Minister could be about to lose his seat to Labour

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:58 am

SENIOR LABOUR OFFICIALS CALL FOR THERESA MAY TO RESIGN

Emily Thornberry the shadow foreign secretary says May should resign if she loses her overall majority.

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:55 am

Labour hold Darlington!

Only 3,000 votes in it between Labour and Conservatives. Big losses for UKIP equal gains for both Labour and Conservatives.

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:55 am

REVENGE OF THE REMAINERS

The Europhiles strike back after the Brexit vote to try and wrest control of their country

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:53 am

SOUTH SHIELDS HOLD FOR LABOUR!

25,000 in favour of Labour with Conservatives at 10,000

James Perkins 9th June 201712:48 am

Labour lead 8-5 over the Tories. All the plastic Labour supporters are coming out now wherewereyouwhenwewereshit?

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:47 am

SEVERAL COUNCILS REPORTING INCREASED TURNOUT

Roughly a 5% increase in turnout in this election

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:43 am

LABOUR HOLD WORKINGTON

Sue Hayman holds with 21,317 votes, an increase 8.8% in vote shares

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:40 am

Labour hold Middlesbrough!

23,404 votes for Labour. In keeping with tonight’s trend of big losses for UKIP but big gains for Conservatives in Labour strongholds.

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:40 am

UNCONFIRMED REPORTS OF JANE ELLISON LOSING HER SEAT OF BATTERSEA

Tory loss for the Financial secretary to the Treasury

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:39 am

BROXBOURNE HOLD FOR TORIES

10% increase in vote for Labour, 6% for Tories, 2.2 swing to Labour

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:39 am

BASILDON AND BILLERICAY CONSERVATIVE HOLD

27,381 votes see the Conservatives retain the seat

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:38 am

Liam Fox says Theresa May was right to call the election

He’s live on BBC making the case

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:37 am

From our live panellists:

“You look on your Facebook now and everyone’s turned into Laura Kuenssberg”- Fil giving his opinion on social media during the election

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:37 am

Labour confident of making gains in Wales

BBC Laura Kuenssberg reports (not for us, for BBC)

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:33 am

Conservatives hold Nuneaton!
4,000 votes in it between Conservative and Labour. Big losses for UKIP, equal gains for Con and Lab.

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:32 am

MOOCH OPTIMISTIC FOR A SOFT LABOUR VICTORY THEN

Fil Sys reluctantly gives the statement

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:30 am

MHAIRI BLACK NECK AND NECK IN HER CONSTITUENCY!

More news to follow

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:30 am

Conservative hold Kettering!
Tories Just under 30,000 votes.
10% increase for Labour in this constituency, gaining from big UKIP loss.

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:23 am

HASTINGS AND RYE TO GO TO LABOUR!

Increased reports coming in that Amber Rudd WILL lose be losing her seats

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:21 am

AMBER RUDD TO LOSE SEAT!

The Independent are predicting a Conservative majority however the BBC are reporting the Home Security could be about to lose her seat so mixed reports still coming in!

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:17 am

LIB DEMS STILL REFUSE ANY CALLS FOR COALITION

Fresh statement from the Lib Dem press office in line with their statements from the beginning of the campaign.

James Perkins 9th June 201712:16 am

Labour take a 6-1 lead after winning Newcastle North. If it carries on this way we could have a cricket score on our hands…

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:16 am

Labour hold Newcastle North!

Lab: 26,729 Con: 16,380 LD: 2,533 UKIP: 1,780 Green: 513

Another big gain for Conservatives in a Labour stronghold.

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:14 am

Labour hold Washington & Sunderland West!
Another seat held for Labour. 60.4% Turnout.

Lab: 24,639 Con: 11,699 UKIP: 2,761 Lib Dem: 961 Green: 514

Conservatives up 10% from 2015, a growing trend so far of making gains in Labour strong-holds.

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:07 am

BACK TO LIVE DISCUSSION

We discuss all the latest election stats live on urn1350.net

Harry Robertson 9th June 201712:07 am

LABOUR HOLD NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE EAST

28,000 votes for Nick Brown wins the seat they were expected to, Labour holds the North East

Nick Clay 9th June 201712:03 am

Increase in Student Vote

Rumors of an increase in student voting in the Newcastle North seat from 67-73%

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:59 pm

CONSERVATIVES WIN SWINDON NORTH! CONSERVATIVE HOLD!

Conservatives gain their first seat of the night with roughly 30,000 votes enabling them to hold the seat.

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:53 pm

Emily Thornberry calls for Theresa May to resign

The Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has said that Theresa May should resign if the exit poll is right. Already there is talk about how there have been increases in youth voter turnout. We are about to discuss more about the exit polls and the election LIVE at 12am!

James Perkins 8th June 201711:51 pm

We’ve had a text in from Sam saying he’s a big fan of the football analogies. Thanks Sam! Remember if you want to get involved in the discussion, tweet us @URN1350

Harry Robertson 8th June 201711:47 pm

LABOUR WIN IN SUNDERLAND CENTRAL

25,000 vote for Labour, 5,000 increase from the last election, 15,000 for Tories a good showing from them possibly gaining from the UKIP vote. Turnout seems up across the board. 3-0 to Labour says our local Labour spin doctor

Harry Robertson 8th June 201711:45 pm

SUNDERLAND CENTRAL TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Rumours of a Labour hold

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:39 pm

Latest odds to replace Theresa May
Boris Johnson now 2/1 to replace Theresa May as Tory leader. Philip Hammond (7/1), Sajid Javid (12/1) and Michael Gove (14/1)
We’ll be back soon with live panel discussions about these recent stats, stay tuned on urn1350.net

Harry Robertson 8th June 201711:38 pm

SNP to suffer heavier losses than expected

Sky, ITV and BBC are suggesting that the SNP will lose seats in the exit polls, only winning 34 seats, down from 56 in the last election.

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:37 pm

Jeremy Corbyn is trending

Jeremy Corbyn is trending big right now. He’s currently the number one trending topic in Google, Facebook and Twitter. A former party leader though, Nick Clegg, looks in trouble. His seat of Sheffield Hallam is too close to call. It’s going to be close.

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:28 pm

The Brexit Effect on Students

Unsurprisingly, the Lib Dems here in UoN disagree on the topic of Brexit with the Conservatives. The Conservatives are more optimistic about the Brexit process but UoN’s Labour are extremely disappointed with the Conservatives not guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens.

James Perkins 8th June 201711:25 pm

Meanwhile at his allotment, Jeremy checks his watch and wildly gesticulates towards the fourth official as Labour supporters demand the ref blow for Full-Time.

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:16 pm

SHOULD TUITION FEES RISE?

The leaders of the students parties engage in a heated debate over whether or not tuition fees go up. Conservatives argue the rise in fees is in line with general cost of living rise but the Lib Dems, Labour and Greens all argue the government must show greater public funding to prevent the numbers of those attending university decreasing as they have done over the last 2 years.

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:12 pm

SUNDERLAND HOLD FOR LABOUR

24,000 votes for Labour, 12,000 for Tories, Conservatives performing better in Newcastle and Sunderland than expected but still not gaining the seats they were unlikely to win. This means the ‘Shy Tory’ vote could still be strong and the fact that the Conservatives are performing better than the exit polls expected meaning they could see gains in marginal seats.

James Perkins 8th June 201711:07 pm

Now that Labour have taken the lead by winning Newcastle and Sunderland, they’ll surely be parking the bus for the rest of the election

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:02 pm

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CALLED FOR LABOUR

Turnout up 10% from last election, 24,000 votes for Labour, 9,000 for Tories while UKIP suffered a 15% drop going down to 1,000

Nick Clay 8th June 201711:01 pm

Delay in the Sunderland vote count

Turnout is 5% higher, causing the delay in what is normally the first constituency to be called but are about to be pipped to the post by Newcastle Central

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:59 pm

Newcastle Central Constituency to be called soon as well

Sky news reports, ITV reports rumours of Labour holding the constituency, we’ll give you it when we hear it, Sunderland up next

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:50 pm

Sunderland constituency to be called in the next 10 minutes

The BBC are saying to expect a result from the Sunderland constituency imminently

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:49 pm

‘The men are attacked nowhere near as much as Diane Abbott is, and I strongly suspect that it is because she is black woman’

Labour Society’s Mikey Millar on the attacks on Diane Abbott after her media gaffes.

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:45 pm

‘Theresa May might have had bad advice, but at least her party supports her, whilst Corbyn has 75% of his MPs against him.’

Conservative party leader goes on the offensive with the PM coming under fire for her poor campaign. The Lib Dems highlight how she only became PM though David Cameron losing the Brexit vote and Corbyn has strong grassroots support.

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:37 pm

‘Hope is on the ballet paper.’

The leaders of the University of Nottingham’s student parties outline what their parties are offering whilst the also criticising their opposition in their opening address. The Labour party claim Jeremy Corbyn offers an alternative to those students who have had enough of ‘stock-standard politicians’.

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:31 pm

We’re now going to our student debate in which members from all the student parties here at the University of Nottingham answered questions pitched to them. Don’t forget to keep messaging in your thoughts and questions.

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:29 pm

‘I’d back Boris Johnson as next leader’

Calls from some of our panelists for Theresa May to resign if she fails to get a majority in favour of Boris Johnson to take her place!

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:28 pm

The pound has dropped 1.5% Markets predicted not to react well given current result

Chants of ‘oooh Jeremy Corbyn’ erupt around the URN Newsroom

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:25 pm

MISLEADING COUNCIL ELECTIONS?

Assumptions from council elections earlier this year was that the Conservatives would get the majority. The exit poll implies that perhaps Theresa May was poorly advised on her approach for campaigning. Her lack of appearances on debates, coupled with Corbyn’s late surge in support might have tipped the balance towards hung parliament but not an outright majority

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:15 pm

2015, exit polls underestimated Conservative seats by 22 constituencies due to ‘shy Tories’. They were however correct in 2010 and 2005. Exit polls must always be treated with a pinch of salt.

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:13 pm

‘What type of coalition could we get?’

With the Lib Dems ruling out all coalitions, we could be looking at a loose alliance of Labour, SNP and others against the Conservatives who are 11 off outright majority according to the exit poll

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:10 pm

‘We need to wait until 4am to see if this is correct’

Despite exit polls often regarded as the best indicator of an election result, they are prone to inaccuracies so stay tuned to throughout the night as we bring you all the latest news, constituency by constituency.

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:07 pm

LABOUR TO GAIN 34 AND CONSERVATIVES TO LOSE 17 IF EXIT POLL CORRECT

James Perkins 8th June 201710:05 pm

It’s a draw? Does that mean it goes to extra-time and penalties?

(I’ll be bringing you more underwhelming football analogies throughout the night)

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:04 pm

EXIT POLL PREDICTS HUNG PARLIAMENT

According to the latest exit poll, we will have a hung parliament.

Conservatives- 314

Labour- 266

Lib Dems- 14

UKIP- 0

SNP- 34

Other- 22

Nick Clay 8th June 201710:00 pm

OUR COVERAGE IS NOW LIVE!

Remember you can listen live at http://www.urn1350.net and send us your thoughts on how the night will end up

Nick Clay 8th June 20179:37 pm

TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE

We’ll be blogging throughout the night, keeping you updated on which constituencies have been called and giving you our analysis on all the latest election news.

22:00-22:30- Introduction and Exit poll discussion.

22:30-00:00- URN Question Time with the political societies (Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and Greens).

00:00-01:00- GE Discussion.

01:00-03:00- Hustings with candidates for Nottingham South and interview with Lillian Greenwood.

03:00-05:00- Main results called and discussion.

05:00-07:30- We’re hopeful we can call a winner!

07:30-09:00- Extra Extra- our comedic take on this year’s general election.