- Polls closed at 10pm BST
- Exit poll: Conservatives largest party – short of a majority
- 650 Westminster MPs will be elected
- 46.9 million people registered to vote
All the latest developments for the snap general election that comes as the UK prepares for difficult Brexit negotiations. All times local (GMT +1).
22:35 – Labour and Conservatives react to opinion poll
Senior Labour Party adviser Emily Thornberry says that if the exit poll is correct then Prime Minister Theresa May should consider resigning: “If this is right, I think she should consider her position. I think she should go. She has manifestly failed.”
Conservative Defence Minister Michael Fallon expressed caution. “Let’s see some actual results to see if this is borne out – this is a projection, I think you made that clear, it is not a result. These exit polls have been wrong in the past, in 2015 they underestimated our vote.”
Ben Page, polling analyst for Ipsos Mori, told Al Jazeera that: “The exit poll has been very accurate for the past three elections. It’s based on carefully choosing around 140 polling stations and extrapolating. There is a margin of error on those numbers which is about 15 seats either way.”
22:15 – Pound falls sharply after election exit poll
22:00 – Exit poll: Conservatives largest party – short of a majority
22:00 – The polls have closed
21:45 – Brexit was one of the major issues in election
21:30 – Is this the NHS election?
21:15 – Why does Nuneaton matter?
21:00 – Croydon Central, Labour’s must-win seat
- Labour lost the 2015 election by just 165 votes and it needs a win this year to stand any chance of forming a government.
07:00 – Britain goes to polls in heated contest
Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies