Friday, 9 June 2017

Key General Election results

  • The UK is waking up to a hung parliament
  • The BBC is predicting a final score of 318 seats for the Conservatives, down 13 on 2015, 261 for Labour - up 29 seats, 35 seats for the SNP, a loss of 21 seats, the Lib Dems up six to 14 seats, Plaid Cymru remaining on three seats, the Greens on one, UKIP on none and 18 seats to other parties.
  • Labour has done better than expected and although the Conservatives are the biggest party, they are going to fall short of the 326 seats needed for a majority.
  • Lib Dems have had a mixed night with some former big figures returning - but ex-leader Nick Clegg losing his seat
  • The SNP remain the largest party in Scotland but the Conservatives have won 12 seats off them so far, Labour have won seven and the Lib Dems three.
  • The pound fell amid speculation over hung parliament - down 1.5% to 1.27 US dollars. Against the euro, the pound fell by 1% to 1.13 euros, before recovering slightly.
  • Turnout is up by 2% to 69% - the highest since 1997. The vote share is Conservative 42%, Labour 40%, Lib Dems 7%, UKIP 2% and the Greens 2%.
  • In Northern Ireland, the SDLP have lost all three of their Westminster seats.
  • Labour is putting in a strong showing in Wales, taking back Gower, Cardiff North and Vale of Clwyd from the Conservatives
Former Lib Dem Leader and one-time deputy PM Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour's Jared O'Mara.

Former SNP leader and former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond was unseated in Gordon by the Conservatives' Colin Clark on swing of 20%
Seven Conservative ministers were among those who lost out - Jane Ellison, Gavin Barwell, Rob Wilson, Ben Gummer, James Wharton, Nicola Blackwood and Simon Kirby.

SNP leader in Westminster, Angus Robertson lost his seat to the Conservatives' Douglas Ross, who won 48% of the vote.

  • Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron hung on in Westmoreland and Lonsdale after a recount with a majority of 777 votes.
  • UKIP leader Paul Nuttall comes in a distant third in Boston and Skegness with 3,308 votes. The seat is comfortably held by the Conservatives with 27,271 votes.
  • Twickenham: Lib Dem Vince Cable to return to Parliament by winning back the seat he lost to the Tories in 2015
  • Dunbartonshire East: Lib Dem Jo Swinson takes back the seat she lost to the SNP's John Nicolson in 2015
  • Angus: The Conservatives' first gain from the SNP, which had held the seat since its creation in 1997
  • Home Secretary Amber Rudd hangs on in Hastings and Rye, after a recount, by just 346 votes.
  • Westminster's only Green MP, Caroline Lucas, increases her majority in Brighton Pavilion
  • Conservative Zac Goldsmith is back as Richmond Park MP after two recounts
BBC    News.