2015 General Election results - LIVE
David Cameron becomes the next Prime Minister after the Conservative party win a majority of 12.
Ed Miliband (Labour), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) & Nigel Farage (UKIP) all resign from their roles as party leaders.
SNP storm Scotland, winning 56 of the 59 seats, wiping out all but one Scottish Labour MP.
Breakdown of the 650 MPs:
CON: 331, LAB: 232, SNP: 56, LIB DEM: 8, DUP: 8, SINN FEIN: 4, PLAID CYMRU: 3, SDLP: 3, UUP: 2, UKIP: 1, GREEN: 1, INDEPENDENT: 1.
07/05/15 Reverse order Timestamp format
Welcome to the Your Election 15 live blog. Tonight we'll be updating live throughout the night with all the results and analysis. You can view previous live blogs from the election campaign on all of the televised debates under the live blog tab. We'll be kicking off this live blog at 20:00 BST, with Live blog Editor Michael Seymour & Jacob Granger updating till the final result is in.
8pm is here and the live blog is now open until the very last result with live updates throughout the night.
The energy drinks are flowing!
Twitter has been running the #IVoted today to encourage people to get down to their local polling station. Here a cool graphic of the tweets being sent today https://twitterdata.cartodb.com/viz/bc3eb130-f4d9-11e4-91bf-7054d21a95e5/embed_map
Here's the bookies' odds for Dorset South:
Movement for Active Democracy: 100/1
Mervyn Stewkesbury: 100/1
Liberal Democrats: 100/1
Compare that to the odds for Dorset West: Labour aren't popular!
Liberal Democrats: 9/1
Twitter users have been out in force again with the latest meme using the Protein World 'Are you beach body ready?' poster. Here's Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Party leaders have been voting. Here is Labour leader Ed Miliband who voted in Doncaster today.
And here is Conservative leader David Cameron.
A quick Vine of the party leaders casting their votes today.
And here is Conservative leader David Cameron today.
Here's a Storify we made a little earlier with your polling station selfies. https://storify.com/YourElection15/election-fever-is
You can also follow us on Twitter and Instgram tonight for all the election results latest. @YourElection15
There news of large queues forming at polling stations coming in, here a photo from Branksome, Dorset. Remember, polling stations shut at 10pm!
There have been reports of problems across the country, including when UKIP candidate, David Hodgson, was left off ballot papers at a polling station in the Darlington constituency in County Durham. Steph Butcher has more. http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/news/05/07/a-day-full-of-ballot-box-and-voting-errors/
We've created a Storify of the queue outside polling stations around the country. https://storify.com/YourElection15/some-people-are-having-a-hardtime-to-queue
If you were following our live blog yesterday, you would have seen this tweet about polling station rules concerning bringing your animals to vote. Well, dogs at polling stations has gone viral today. Will Collins reports. http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/news/05/07/dogs-at-polling-stations-goes-viral/
Struggling to understand the general election? Why not see how it is being explained in Taiwan.
You can view all our previous live blogs under the Live blogs tab, or here are the specific links:
- Rehearsal (06 May):http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/your-election-15-rehearsal-live-blog/
- BBC Leaders' Question Time (04 May): http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/bbc-leaders-question-time-live-blog/
- iDebate (28 April): http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/idebate-live-blog
- BU Politics Society Live Debate (27 April): http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/bu-politics-society-question-time-live-blog/
- Opposition Leaders Debate (16 April): http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/opposition-leaders-debate-live-blog/
- Leaders Debate (02 April): http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/leaders-debate-live-blog/
- Official Election 2015 Campaign Launches (30 March): http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/leaders-debate-live-blog/
French Paper Libération ahead of our election: "Disunion Jack".
Wikipedia has made election again, this time, election pages have been replaced with pictures of Ed Miliband. The Wikipedia pages of the Conservative Party, including David Cameron’s page, UKIP, George Osborne, Boris Johnson, Ken Clarke and Nigel Farage have all been spammed with the pictures. Abi Simpson has more. http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/news/05/07/tory-wikipedia-pages-defaced-pictures-ed-miliband/
Labour lead the pack from the prediction polls last night and has the cyber-wind on their back too. Ed Miliband is reminding us that there is just over two hours until the results start flowing through.
Calm and calculated, Cameron responding to the Labour pressure with his eyes on the clock.
Will The Greens be green with envy when the results come through in two hours time, or will the green surge provide a shock result?
1 HOUR TO GO! There's only one hour left until polling stations close. Make sure you vote!
Last efforts in Scotland to squeeze in some eleventh hour votes.
How pivotal will Lib Dems be to the outcome of the election? They are counting down the minutes with the rest of us.
We've been working hard behind the scenes here at Your Election 15 to bring you live, through the night election results coverage. Here's our Editor Joe Nersessian giving his final battle cry.
The yellow-and-purple party calling for last orders!
The latest batch of opinion polls are showing Labour and the Conservatives are still neck & neck.
Ipsos MORI/ Evening Standard puts the Conservatives on 36% and Labour on 35%. The Ashcroft National Poll has the two parties tied on 33%.
With all the indications that the country is heading for another hung parliament, it is still unclear where the balance of power will lie after voting closes at 10pm. An Index Poll will follow at 10pm.
The TV team are getting ready for their live coverage, stating at 10pm.
And here is the social media team, already hard at work.
And we were worried about political apathy ahead of the election? The overwhelming queues to mark their cross in the ballot box mean voters in Dorset have turned home. Is it time for a new system?
There's seven votes we know already as party leaders cast their vote in their constituencies. Danielle White reports:
Some number crunching predictions - an hour and three quarters to go.
CON 302 | LAB 249 | SNP 51 | LIB 23
Following that prediction, an interactive constituency map published by Google has also predicted a win for David Cameron tonight. The map, that predicts which political party and respective leader are dominating internet searches across the UK, suggested the David Cameron will stay as PM, with Nigel Farage in second place and Ed Milliband in third. Georgia Deere reports. http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/news/05/07/new-google-map-tips-cameron-win/
The count in Sunderland is hoping to come in first, and wants to smash the election record for the quickest declaration.
Betfair have made Ed Miliband the favourite for the keys to 10 Downing Street by the finest of margins. It really is neck-and-neck, and we'll be getting through it at break-neck speed.
30 MINUTES TO GO! You only have half an hour left to vote! We'll bring you news on the exit polls as soon as we get them.
Here's how the election is being reporting in around the world. https://www.pinterest.com/chindusree/world-front-pages/
News rooms around the country are getting ready as the results get closer.
Here's our version... Not quite so many supplies though.
Independent Parties vying for a more meaningful abstinent vote. Should "no" be an option on the ballot box? Georgia Deere reports:
Steph Butcher reports on the allegations that UKIP supporters are intimidating non-UKIP supporters in the Thanet South constituency. The constituency is particularly important to the party, as UKIP leader Nigel Farage is one of the candidates. The UKIP leader has denied that any of his officials have been involved in these incidents, but he can not be held accountable for the actions of unknown people claiming to be from UKIP. http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/news/05/07/ukip-supporters-accused-of-intimidation-in-south-thanet/
Less than 20 minutes to go now. People stuck in the queues for the polling stations will be allowed to cast their vote.
As the campaign comes to a close, Farage is wringing out the last of the "shy voters". Last orders at the bar, Nigel.
We have reporters at the counts around Dorset tonight, here's a video from the Bournemouth East & Bournemouth West counts. The calm before the storm.
Our TV reporters are geared up & ready to go. The live coverage starts shortly!
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10 MINUTES TO GO! Only ten minutes are left before the polls close!
Pictures of long queues still coming in. It's seven minutes more before the polls close.
You can follow our reporters live at the counts around Dorset through #yedorset15 Here's footage from the count in Poole.
5 MINUTES TO GO!
THAT'S IT! THE POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED! We'll post news of the first exit polls as soon as we get them. Anybody in a queue at a polling station will still be able to cast their vote.
EXIT POLL: 316 CON, 239 LAB, 58 SNP, 10 LIB DEM, 2 UKIP
Big swing to the Tories, the Lib Dems have taken a hammering IF that exit poll is right.
The Conservative will be the largest party, but will not have a majority IF the exit poll is right.
The Green Party are on 2 in that exit poll.
A Conservative - Lib Dem poll would be enough for a majority with 326 seats.
Both Labour and the Conservatives have taken to twitter to thank voters.
Ed Miliband will fight any attempt by David Cameron to claim a victory tomorrow should the Tories not gain enough seats to form a majority, senior party sources have said.
Labour fear that Mr Cameron will try and declare victory should he win the most seats, despite the fact he may be unable to secure the support of the Lib Dems, UKIP and the DUP to create a stable government.
Pre-exit poll predictions: CON 302, LAB 249, SNP 51, LIB 23.
Exit polls: CON 316, LAB 239, SNIP 58, LIB 10.
David Cameron looks set to remain Prime Minister with Conservatives the largest single party in the new Parliament, according to an exit poll released as ballots closed in the General Election.
In what would be a disaster for both Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg if borne out by results, the joint BBC/ITN/Sky poll put Conservatives on 316 - just 10 short of the magic number of 326 needed to command an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
Labour were forecast to secure just 239 - 17 fewer than their tally at the start of the election campaign - with the Scottish National Party almost achieving a clean sweep of 58 of the 59 seats north of the border.
Liberal Democrats were predicted to be reduced to a rump of just 10 seats - enough to form a viable coalition with Tories.
Ukip were predicted to secure two seats, their first ever in a General Election.
The exit poll of around 20,000 voters is dramatically at odds with polling during the election campaign, which suggested right up to the last day that Conservatives and Labour were heading for a dead heat.
Guardian Business reporter Graeme Wearden claims the pound has surged against the dollar following that exit poll.
Is Sturgeon playing it realistic or modest?
Jeffrey Buchanan reports on the news Labour will fight Cameron's claim to victory if he fails to gain a majority. http://www.yourelection15.co.uk/news/05/07/labour-fight/
Party leaders thank voters as we await results.
In 2010, the exit polls were hugely reliable, but the smallest shift in the actual result tonight could change who gets the keys to 10 Downing Street.
Here's a Storify from us on the news that the exit poll suggests a Con-Lib majority. https://storify.com/YourElection15/exit-poll-predicts-a-slight-con-lib-dem-majority
If the exit poll proves correct, it would be the first time that a ruling party has increased its tally of seats since 1983, with Conservatives increasing their strength at Westminster by 14.It would give Mr Cameron the option of attempting to form a Conservative-only minority government without having to offer ministerial posts and a role in framing legislation to coalition parties.
Although a tally of 316 is lower than the 326 threshold for an absolute majority, it is very close to the lower figure of 321-322 needed for all practical purposes, assuming Sinn Fein MPs do not take up their seats.
A minority Tory government may hope to get its legislation through with the support of Northern Irish unionists, who are likely to win around eight or nine seats.
The arithmetic could even hand the balance of power in key votes to a pair of Ukip MPs, who could be expected to use any leverage this gives them to put pressure on the Prime Minister to bring forward his planned in/out referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, currently scheduled for 2017.If borne out by results, the polling figures would raise large questions over Mr Miliband's future as Labour leader.
No majority means one thing: compromises. How will another Tory-Lib coalition force Nick Cleggs hand once more?
And will Nick Clegg even retain his Sheffield Hallam constituency? The count is expected at 04:30.
Denial or are the exit polls that inaccurate?
Are the polls reflective of national opinion?
There's a different exit poll out as well from YouGov. Con: 284, Lab: 263, Lib Dem: 31, SNP: 48, UKIP: 2, Plaid Cyrmu: 3, Green: 1. Which one will be right?
Initial exit poll vs latest YouGov exit poll
Tories have 32 less projected seats.
Labs have 24 more projected seats.
SNP have 10 less projected seats.
LibDems have 21 more projected seats.
UKIP remain on course for 2 seats.
Green have just the 1 projected seat.
Yougov chief Peter Kellner says he's puzzled by the difference.
Who is to be trusted? We wait with the most baited breath for 11pm - put us out our misery!
We're expecting the first result in within five minutes. It will be for the Houghton & Sunderland South and went with Labour in 2010.
Which seats are you looking out for? @YourElection2015 us! 20 minutes and counting
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman urged caution over the poll and declined to be drawn on the implications of such a result for Mr Miliband's position as leader.
"I have been on television where I have been commenting on exit polls in the past where the exit polls were wrong, because it is difficult to read these situations from exit polls," she told the BBC.
We also have reporters in Westminster. Here's Ben Fisher ready to report from Westminster bridge.
In 2010 the exit poll predicted the Tories on 307, Labour 255 and Lib Dem 59. The actual results were 306, 258 and 57.
Small margins will have massive repercussions, watch those vital numbers very closely!
The rumours are starting to break out on Twitter surrounding whether or not high profile politicians have retained their seat.
Early indications predicted 2 seats, now we're being told 1. Can Lucas hold onto the marginal Brighton seat? This will be one we're watching closely.
Is this the conservative approach?
Fighting talk from all corners. The round starts in just under 15 minutes.
Any minute now for Houghton & Sunderland South.
The market still has confidence despite YouGov dragging down the Tory prediction. The pound is holding it's sudden change of trajectory.
Labour hold Houghton and Sunderland South, who are again the first to announce their result.
Labour hold Houghton and Sunderland South with a stong result; 21,218 votes. However, the big news in the safe Labour seat is that UKIP are in second place with 8, 280 votes.
The Daily Mirror aren't very happy with tonight's exit poll.
UKIP secure 22% of the first round in Houghton & Sunderland South. They look to be dark horses as the night gets underway.
Conservative came third place in Houghton and Sunderland South with 7,105 votes.
First blood to Labour, with traditionally strong northern support.
Up next will be the Washington & Sunderland West seat, also Labour held under the last term.
Farage will hope things continue in this vein.
The Lib Dems lost more than 4,000 votes in Houghton and Sunderland South.
Here's a handy graphic showing the difference between the two polls tonight.
Georgia Deere reports as Labour get the crucial first blow on this exciting, nail-biting election:
Nigel Farage is the only leader active on Twitter tonight, but what is he trying to say in this tweet? Propositioning to be part of any Tory coalition plans, maybe?
Greens had a respectable showing up north with 1,095 votes, beating LibDems. Natalie Bennett is showing her appreciation
We're beginning to add to our general election map with the first result in.
According to political reporter Owen Bennett, Farage won't be an MP come 6am, when the Thanet South seat result is due.
Here's our Storify on how the press are responding the exit poll in tomorrow's newspaper front pages. https://storify.com/YourElection15/major-newspapers-react-to-surprising-exit-poll
LABOUR HOLD Sunderland Central. That result coming in suprisingly early.
UKIP go to third place in Sunderland Central.
Labour have a majority of 11,179 over the Conservatives in Sunderland Central. UKIP third. UKIP have made big gains there, will that be the theme for tonight?
We're expecting Washington & Sunderland West in around 10 minutes.
Both of the MPs elected so far have been women.
Interesting angle from the FT writer, Giles Wilkes:
Washington & Sunderland West is being announced.
LABOUR HOLD Washington & Sunderland West.
So far, Labour have held all three seats tonight. All three have been in Sunderland.
Washington & Sunderland West
20, 478 LAB
7, 321 UKIP
7, 033 CON
1, 091 GREEN
Jeff Buchanan analyses the early poll discrepancies:
UKIP in second place again. Labour had a majority of 13,157.
All three results announced tonight have been from Sunderland and been in Labour's favour.
It seems a lot of people disagree with exit poll, with people saying they will eat various different things if it is. Here's Paddy Ashdown who will eat his hat.
According to the announcement schedule, Durham North West will be next. We're expecting that result around 00:30.
Farage is very vocal tonight, first three results show strides of 22%, 21.5% and 19.7% in the respective areas.
Labour's Ed Balls tells the BBC the SNP has benefited from referendum's aftermath, they will pay heavy price if they put David Cameron back in Number 10.
We're also going to be on Periscope throughout the night. Follow us on Twitter to get the links. @YourElection15
Our reporter Jason Lewis says there's a high number of ballot boxes coming in from around Poole now.
We saw the chaos in the polling queues earlier, and this is reflected in a turnout of 80% in Bournemouth.
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle Upon Tyne Central
A fourth hold of the night for Labour.
Well done to the counters in Newcastle Upon Tyne Central, we weren't expecting that result until 4am!
Nick Clegg on the edge of his seat - apparently.
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle Upon Tyne East.
Newcastle Upon Tyne North could be imminent despite a 4am anticipated announcement due to the early release of the Central and East outcomes.
The Lib Dem got a total of 2.5% vote share in the three results from Sunderland. Will they fare better as more results come in?
All the Labour strongholds holding firm so far, will any of them be shaken? UKIP seem to be making the biggest chips at their armour.
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle Upon Tyne North.
Something a little more light-hearted for this hour
Adam is ready to go, tune in to @YourElection2015
A huge blow for the Lib Dems, if true. We're hearing rumours that Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander has lost his Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey seat.
Lib Dems seem to be taking yet more damage
Some video from our reporter at the count in Christchurch.
Bradford West Respect candidate George Galloway is suspected to lose his seat
The vultures are circling now
CORRECTION: Newcastle claim not to have declared any results.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Central, Newcastle Upon Tyne North & Newcastle Upon Tyne East (all Labour holds) are claiming to have not declared their results.
That puts Labour back on 3 seats (out of 3 declarations).
Labour still optimistic and stirring up the pressure
After some solid performance north of the border, Farage storms off camera - read into that as you like
There are reports that Police are investigating voter fraud allegations in Glasgow.
The morning after the night before
ondon mayor Boris Johnson, arriving for his count in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, said that if the exit poll was right,
then obviously, it's a very, very clear victory for the Conservatives and a very bad night for Labour".
Will "almost perfect" be good enough with margins as skin-thin as these?
Responding to reports that Danny Alexander may be heading for defeat in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey, a senior Lib Dem source said:
Too early. Very tight. Always was going to be difficult. Not heard anything more from the count.
SNP sources say that after early returns they are confident they can take Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, the Conservatives' only seat in Scotland.
According the Press Association, Labour and the Conservatives say the seat of Nuneaton is too close to call. Nuneaton is one of the key seats to watch tonight as it's a Labour target and will be an early indicator to Labour's chances tonight.
58% of young people voted in this years election, 6% more from the 2010 election.
We're expecting the Durham North West seat result very soon. It went with Labour in 2010.
One of those potential Green seats may well surface in Norwich South
A labour seat appears to be slipping through their fingers
An SNP election canvasser gives the thumbs up as she views ballot papers being counted for the Banff and Buchan, Gordon, and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency counts in the General
Our reporter at the Bournemouth East & Bournemouth West counts, Stephani Tasheva, says the results will be delayed. They were expected at 3.30am.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Swindon North.
64.7% turnout in Swindon North - Swindon South could be imminent.
Tories have secured their first seat in Swindon North. No change of hands as yet tonight, only held seats.
We're also hearing rumours that Labour's shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander who's set to lose his Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat.
Is the First-Past-The-Post system designed for seven choices?
Lib Dems still feel like they can mount a comeback and dismiss the projections of early polls. They've got some mountains to climb from here. Danielle White reports:
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Putney.
Apparently there is a recount in George Galloway's Bradford West constituency.
Putney constituency result:CON - 53.8% (+1.8)
LAB - 30.0% (+2.6)
LDEM - 6.3% (-10.6)
GRN - 4.8% (+3.4)UKIP - 4.6% (+3.6)
We're expecting the results to pick up the pace now. We will post the break down of results where possible.
Labour's Alan Johnson says the exit poll shows even the Conservative Party haven't won a clear majority. He says if it proves correct then none of the main parties will have won.
Asked about the latest result in Swindon North, which saw a swing to the Conservatives of 4.3%, he says the seat was 115th on the Labour Party's target list but that Swindon Douth should prove more interesting.
The Lib Dem collapse has seen votes going to the Conservatives and UKIP he says. "But I wouldn't say that justifies the exit poll," he adds.
The Lib Dems did badly in Putney losing 11% of the vote since 2010.
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle Upon Tyne East.
Labour won with a majority of 12,494, but the big story in Newcastle Upon Tyne East is the Lib Dems have lost 22% of the vote since 2010, moving from second in 2010 to fourth in 2015.
The BBC reports that apparently George Galloway has lost Bradford West.
BBC Radio Leeds are saying George Galloway (Respect) has been reported to the police for allegedly breaking election law by Bradford Council.
LABOUR HOLD Tooting.
Sadiq Khan retains the seat with a majority of 2,842 over the Conservatives.
LAB - 47.2% (+3.7)
CON - 41.9% (+3.4)
GRN - 4.1% (+2.9)
LDEM - 3.9% (-10.9)UKIP - 2.9% (+1.6)
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle Upon Tyne Central
UKIP continue to rise in numbers, but another low London vote. How can they break into the capital?
The avalanche of results are due soon. With caffeine in our bodies, we'll turn over every rock to bring you up-to-date
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Battersea.
Battersea constituency result:
CON - 52.4% (+5.0)
LAB - 36.8% (+1.7)
LDEM - 4.4% (-10.3)
GRN - 3.3% (+2.2)UKIP - 3.1% (+2.1)
DUP HOLD Lagan Valley.
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Tells a story of itself
LABOUR HOLD Wrexham
The Liberal Democrat candidate for Great Grimsby says a party leadership election is on the cards, whether Nick Clegg keeps his seat or not. Steve Beasant also says he believes there will be another general election before Christmas.
Not if initial polls are to be believed, surely?
So far tonight, their have been no gains from any of the parties. However, their have only been 11 seats called so far tonight.
Has the red spread to the west of the border?
Wrexham constituency result:
LAB - 37.2% (+0.3)
CON - 31.6% (+6.2)
UKIP - 15.5% (+13.1)
PC - 7.6% (+1.5)
LDEM - 5.3% (-20.5)GRN 2.0% (+2.0)
There's reports of a recount in the Labour target seat of Nuneaton.
LibDems continue to bleed votes, UKIP with the sharp rises but no shock snatches, Greens still on modest ground. No power shifts, all held seats so far.
Labour's Sadiq Khan keeps his foothold in Tooting with negligible swing.
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle Upon Tyne North.
SDLP HOLD Foyle
As we expected, the rumours sound bad for Labour in Scotland.
DUP HOLD Antrim North
The Green party said it had received 4.4% of vote in the first six constituencies to declare, up from 1% in 2010, the Press Association reports. The party saved its deposit in a North-East seat for the first time ever in Newcastle Upon Tyne East, where candidate Andrew Gray’s tally of 8.7% was a 7.1% improvement on the last election.
Results from Dorset still awaited.
SINN FEIN HOLD Tyrone West
There's a recount in Hartlepool.
LABOUR HOLD Clwyd South
Clegg will be getting hot under the collar
Tune in online! @YourElection2015
(Key Seat) CONSERVATIVE HOLD Nuneaton.
This was a key target seat for Labour and they failed to take it. Nuneaton was labelled as an early indicator for how Labour would do tonight. It was a majority 4,882.
Recount at Vale Of Clwyd
DUP HOLD Strangford
Lib Dems got just 816 votes in Nuneaton. Things going from bad to worse, it seems
Tory majority is a possibility now with a Tory victory in Nuneaton, according to the pollsters who put together the exit poll. Exit polls had envisioned a Labour win.
The 2:30am anticipated announcement for Poole to be delayed.
Stories of Labour's Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary, losing seat gets stronger.
Did anyone take the bookmakers odds on Miliband for PM? Regretting that decision yet? The tide seems to be turning
LABOUR HOLD Oxford East
INDEPENDENT HOLD Down North
LIB DEMS HOLD Ceredigion.
SNP GAIN (LAB) Kilmarnock and Loudoun
LADBROKES SUSPEND BETTING ON CAMERON BEING NEXT PM
If it doesn't prove possible to lock the Tories out of government then that will be the fault of Labour in England, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says. Ms Sturgeon says the early indications are that it is going to be a very good night for her party in Scotland and that she would still be willing to work with Labour to create an anti-Tory majority. She's not willing, yet, to accept that the BBC's exit poll is correct.
LABOUR HOLD Llanelli
SNP HOLD Western Isles
LABOUR HOLD Islington North
LABOUR HOLD Blaenau Gwent
PLAID CYMRU HOLD Afron
LABOUR HOLD Blaenau Gwent
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY GAIN Antrim South (Democratic Unionist Party)
Nicola Sturgeon receives hero's welcome in Glasgow.
SNP GAIN (Lab) Paisley & Renfrewshire South
LABOUR SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY DOUGLAS ALEXANDER IS DEFEATED in Paisley & Renfrewshire South
LABOUR HOLD Darlington
Alexander loses his seat to 20-year-old SNP candidate Mhairi Black.
SNP GAIN (Lab) Dunbartonshire West
DUP HOLD Upper Bann
A massive 34% swing in Paisley & Renfrewshire South has taken a chunk out of Miliband pursuit for PM.
SNP GAIN (Lab) Dundee West
Keep an eye on our interactive map where we are updating the constituencies as the results come in.
SNP GAIN (lab) Falkirk
SNP GAIN (Lab) Ochil & Perthshire South
LABOUR HOLD South Shields
Sunderland Central, here is your new MP!
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Broxbourne
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glenrothes
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Castle Point. UKIP had this as one of their target seats.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Fareham
LABOUR HOLD Islington South and Finsbury
LABOUR HOLD Halton
SNP HOLD Angus
SNP GAIN (Lab) East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
LABOUR HOLD Jarrow
SNP GAIN (Lab) Motherwell and Wishaw
LABOUR HOLD Mitcham and Morden
SNP HOLD Dundee East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Swindon South
DUP HOLD Antrim East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Peterborough
LABOUR HOLD Islwyn
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Havant
Alex Salmond, the former SNP leader, tells the BBC that the SNP will still try to form a progressive alliance in the Commons.But he avoids answering what he would do if if David Cameron were to offer the SNP full fiscal autonomy.
He recalls that the SNP were able to cause disruption in the house of Commons in the 1980s whe they only had a small number of MPs and Thatcher had a huge majority.
He added that in the next parliament it will be easier for the SNP to cause trouble.
The pursuit of social justice was the primary reason for Mhairi Black's interest in politics, her party's profile reads.
Black, 20, third year Politics student at Glasgow University, became the youngest MP since 1667. She defeated Douglas Alexander, Labour's campaign director and shadow foreign secretary.
She is a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP).
She was born in Paisley and has lived all her life there.
Lib Dems get just 80 votes in Castlepoint.
PLAID CYMRU HOLD Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
LABOUR HOLD Torfaen
SNP GAIN (Lab) Midlothian
SNP GAIN (Lib Dem) Dunbartonshire East
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Montgomeryshire
DUP GAIN (The Alliance Party) Belfast East
LABOUR HOLD Durham North
LIB DEM JO SWINSON IS DEFEATED in her Dunbartonshire East seat - SNP gain.
CONSERVATIVE GAIN (Lib Dem) Brecon and Radnorshire
LABOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Burnley
SNP GAIN (Lab) Rutherglen and Hamilton West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Warwickshire North
LABOUR HOLD Rhondda
SNP GAIN KIRKCALDY AND COWDENBEATH.
THIS WAS A SCOTTISH LABOUR TARGET SEAT.
LABOUR GAIN (Con) Ealing Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Wimbledon
LABOUR HOLD Caerphilly
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Aberconwy
Powerful tweet from Sturgeon.
LABOUR HOLD Leigh
LABOUR HOLD Easington
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Worcester
SNP GAIN (Lab) Paisley and Renfrewshire North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Gosport
SNP GAIN (Lab) Inverclyde
LABOUR HOLD Newport West
SINN FEIN HOLD Belfast West
A lot going on in Labour's camp already.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Bromley and Chislehurst
CONSERVATIVE HOLD cities of London and Westminster
LABOUR HOLD Hammersmith
SNP GAIN (Lab) Renfrewshire East
SCOTTISH LABOUR LEADER JIM MURPHY LOSES HIS SEAT of Renfrewshire East.
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow North
SNP HOLD Moray
LABOUR HOLD Tottenham
LABOUR HOLD Westminster North
Another blow to Labour in Scotland!
LABOUR HOLD Durham North West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Southend West
LABOUR HOLD Blackburn
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Kettering
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Chelmsford
SNP GAIN (Lab) Airdrie and Shotts
SNP GAIN (Lab) Lanark and Hamilton East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Isle Of Wight
LABOUR HOLD Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
CONSERVATIVE GAIN (Lab) Vale of Clwyd
LABOUR HOLD Ealing North
SNP GAIN (Lab) Stirling
SNP GAIN (Lab) Ayrshire North and Arran
LABOUR HOLD Newport East
"Whoever emerges as the Westminster government tomorrow has to heed the messages from the people of scotland" SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hertfordshire North East
PLAID CYMRU HOLD Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Here is our storify on Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy's loss: https://storify.com/YourElection15/scotland-labour-s-leader
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Harlow
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Basildon and Billericay
LABOUR HOLD Coventry South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Rochford and Southend East
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Ludlow
The difficult night for Mr Miliband began with an exit poll predicting his party's tally of seats would represent Labour's worst result since 1987. Predictions of major defeats in Scotland have borne out with both Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy and shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander both losing to the SNP candidates. Labour also lost what was its safest seat in Scotland, with Nicola Sturgeon's party seizing the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency which had been held by former prime minister Gordon Brown.
A spokesman for Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says the party is facing a "bad night" as early results show a massive drop in support. Speaking from the count in Sheffield, the spokesman said: "I am not going to pretend the Liberal Democrats are going to have anything other than a bad night." The spokesman added that the party is "confident but not complacent" that Mr Clegg will retain his seat in Sheffield Hallam.
LIB DEMS HOLD Westmorland and Lonsdale
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Harrogate and Knaresborough
LABOUR HOLD Wigan
LABOUR HOLD Swansea East
LABOUR HOLD Vauxhall
Will Sheffield Hallam be keeping faith with Nick Clegg?
LABOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Redcar
DUP HOLD Belfast North
SNP GAIN (Lab) Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
LABOUR HOLD Hartlepool
LABOUR HOLD Aberavon
LBAOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Cardiff Central
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Chelsea and Fulham
SNP GAIN (Lab) Linlithgow and Falkirk East
LABOUR HOLD Knowsley
LABOUR HOLD Warley
Reminder of Major Seat movements in the last 15 minutes:Nuneaton - Conservatives hold (this was a conservative marginal)
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath - SNP gain (scottish labour target seat - lost)
Paisley and Renfrewshire South - SNP gain from Labour's Douglas Alexander. SNP's Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest MP since 1667 after defeating Douglas Alexander (20 year old student)Renfrewshire East - SNP gain from Labour (Jim Murphy loses seat)
Ros Kayes, the Liberal Democrat candidate in Dorset West, tells me she will call for Nick Clegg to go in her speech.
SNP HOLD Perth and Perthshire North
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Clwyd West
LABOUR HOLD Ealing Southall
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Kingston and Surbiton
LABOUR HOLD Rotherham
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow South West
Results are expected in Dorset as final counting takes place.
LABOUR HOLD Dulwich and West Norwood
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Shropshire North
CONSERVATIVE GAIN (Lib Dem) Chippenham
LABOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Brent Central
LABOUR HOLD Coventry North West
LABOUR HOLD Alyn and Deeside
LABOUR HOLD Pontypridd
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Beckenham
LABOUR HOLD Bootle
LABOUR HOLD Makerfield
The SNP has gained a seat in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, a constituency which previously belonged to former Prime Minister Girdon Brown, Emma Woodley reports.
LABOUR HOLD Stockton North
LABOUR HOLD Cynon Valley
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Kensington
LABOUR HOLD Dagenham and Rainham
LABOUR HOLD Wallasey
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Shrewsbury and Atcham
LABOUR HOLD West Bromwich West
SNP GAIN (Lab) Dunfermline and Fife West
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Enfield Southgate
SNP GAIN (Lab) Aberdeen North
LABOUR HOLD Cardiff South and Penarth
LABOUR HOLD Sedgefield
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow North East
LABOUR HOLD Great Grimsby. This was a UKIP target seat.
LABOUR HOLD Bishop Auckland
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Carlisle
LABOUR HOLD Ynys Mon
LABOUR HOLD Hyndburn
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Wiltshire South West
LABOUR HOLD Bury South
LABOUR HOLD St Helens South and Whiston
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Stroud
CONSERVATIVES HOLD salisbury
SNP GAIN (Lab) Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill from Labour
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Kingston and Surbiton. Lib Dems' Ed Davey loses his seat in Kingston and Surbiton to Conservatives.
LABOUR HOLD Delyn
LABOUR HOLD Barnsley Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bexleyheath and Crayford
SNP GAIN (Lab) Livingston
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bristol North West
LABOUR GAIN (Con) Ilford North
LABOUR HOLD Coventry North East
"Scotland needs a strong Labour party and our fight back starts tomorrow" said Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy after losing his seat to the SNP
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Crawley
LABOUR HOLD Hayes and Harlington
SDLP HOLD Belfast South
LABOUR HOLD Garston and Halewood
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Epping Forest
CONSERVATIVES REQUESTS THURROCK RECOUNT
SNP GAIN (Lab) Ayrshire Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire
LABOUR HOLD Bolton North East
LABOUR HOLD Birkenhead
LABOUR HOLD Gateshead
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hertsmere
LABOUR HOLD Heywood and Middleton
LIB DEM HOLD Orkney and Shetland
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow South
SNP GAIN (Lib Dem) Fife North East
LABOUR HOLD Ogmore
LABOUR HOLD Preston
LABOUR HOLD Liverpool Wavertree
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Derbyshire South
LABOUR HOLD Rochdale
SNP GAIN (Lab) East Lothian
LABOUR HOLD Barnsley East
LABOUR HOLD Wirral South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hastings and Rye
LABOUR HOLD Edmonton
BREAKING: Source from Welsh Liberal Democrats: "Nick Clegg is gone even if he wins his seat." This has not been confirmed.
LABOUR HOLD East Ham
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow North West
LABOUR HOLD Hackney South and Shoreditch
As we await results from Sheffield Hallam.
LABOUR HOLD City of Durham
LABOUR HOLD Wentworth and Dearne
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Erewash
SNP HOLD Banff and Buchan
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Basildon South
The Liberal Democrats may be facing a greater wipeout than previously predicted, leaving them with fewer than 20 MPs after the next election, research based on the British Election Study has suggested.
The scale of the electoral drubbing inflicted on the Liberal Democrats was becoming clear as Cabinet minister Ed Davey lost his seat and party sources acknowledged Nick Clegg was involved in a battle to keep his own place at Westminster.
The number of Lib Dem MPs could be reduced to single figures, with Cabinet ministers Vince Cable and Danny Alexander also facing the prospect of defeat.
Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton says he has lost his Eastleigh seat to the Conservatives
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Burton
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hampshire North East
LABOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Hornsey and Wood Green
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Amber Valley
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Runnymede and Weybridge
LABOUR HOLD Eltham
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Sutton Coldfield
LABOUR HOLD Ilford South
LABOUR HOLD Erith and Thamesmead
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Brentwood and Ongar
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Monmouth
SNP GAIN (Lab) Edinburgh South West.
LABOUR GAIN (LibDem) Bemondsey and Old Southwark
ALISTAIR DARLING LOSES SEAT in Edinburgh South West
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Cardiff North
LIB DEM HOLD Carshalton and Wallington
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Aldershot
LABOUR HOLD West Bromwich East
LIB DEM SIMON HUGHES LOSES SEAT in Bermondsey and Old Southwark.
SNP GAIN (Lab) Glasgow Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Richmond Park
LABOUR GAIN Bermondsey. Lib Dem Simon Hughes loses seat.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
SNP GAIN (Lib Dem) Gordon. ALEX SALMOND TAKES THE SEAT.
LABOUR HOLD West Ham
CONSERVATIVES HOLD The Wrekin
LABOUR HOLD Rother Valley
Apparently, some people have experienced difficulties in voting.
LABOUR HOLD Derby South
LABOUR HOLD Chorley
LABOUR HOLD Barking - and first to 100 seats.
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Eastleigh. KEY SEAT for Lib Dems.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Harrow East
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LibDem) Cheltenham
Nick Clegg is not the only leader in trouble.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Preseli Pembrokeshire
KEY SEAT: UKIP HOLD Clacton. Douglas Carswell retains his seat.
LABOUR HOLD Cardiff West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hendon
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Old Bexley and Sifcup
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Dudley South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Stockton South
LABOUR HOLD Bolton South East
LABOUR GAIN (Con) Enfield North
LABOUR HOLD Lewisham East
LABOUR HOLD Brent North
LABOUR HOLD Blaydon
SINN FEIN HOLD Mid Ulster
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Worchestershire West
SNP GAIN (Lab) Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
KEY SEAT: CONSERVATIVES HOLD Thurrock. This was one of UKIPs target seats, but the Conservatives retain it, just.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cambridgeshire South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Orpington
SNP GAIN (Lab) Aberdeen South
LABOUR HOLD Greenwich and Woolwich
LABOUR HOLD Exeter
DUP HOLD Londonderry East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hertfordshire South
LABOUR HOLD Swansea West
A reminder that Paddy Ashdown vowed to eat hat publicly if exit polls turn out right.
LABOUR HOLD Liverpool West Derry
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cambridgeshire North West
UKIP has been forced into third place in Thurrock, one of its highest priority seats, as Jackie Doyle Price won re-election for the Conservatives by a slender majority over Labour.
LABOUR HOLD Lancashire West
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Sutton and Cheam
LABOUR HOLD Feltham and Heston
LABOUR HOLD Edinburg South
LABOUR HOLD Neath
Photos from our election coverage.
KEY SEAT: CONSERVATIVES HOLD Uxbrigdge & South Ruislip. BORIS JOHNSON ELECTED!
CONSERVATIVE HOLD New Forest East
LABOUR HOLD Hull East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Rossendale and Darwen
LABOUR HOLD Walsall North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Turbridge Wells
LABOUR HOLD Bridgend
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Herefordshire North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Steveage
LABOUR HOLD Wythenshawe and Sale East
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Northfield
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Mid Derbyshire
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Devizes
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Reigate
LABOUR HOLD West and Hessle
LABOUR HOLD Brackley and Broughton
LABOUR HOLD Hackney North and Stoke Newington
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Wellingborough
SDLP HOLD Down South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Huntingdon
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Watford
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Esher and Walton
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hertfordshire South West
LABOUR HOLD Southport
KEY SEAT: CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Twickenham. VINCE CABLE LOSES TWICKENHAM SEAT.
LABOUR HOLD St Helens North
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LibDem) Eastbourne
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Norfolk South
LABOUR HOLD Harrow West
SNP GAIN (Lab) Edinburgh North and Leith
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Tamworth
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Bath
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Ipswich
SNP GAIN (LibDem) Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine
KEY SEAT: LABOUR LOSE SOUTHAMPTON ITCHEN.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Canterbury - and reach the 100 seat milestone.
LABOUR HOLD Camberwell and Peckham
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Torbay
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Lincoln
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hull North
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lab) Telford
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Mole Valley
LABOUR HOLD Liverpool Riverside
More from Vince Cable: “Unfortunately it’s been a terrible night for our party all over, though I’m absolutely sure we’re going to bounce back, both nationally and locally.”
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Erdington
LABOUR HOLD Walsall South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Rayleigh and Wickford
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cleethorpes
Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton has blamed the loss of his seat at Eastleigh to his normal voters turning Tory to keep Labour out of government.
Conservative Mims Davies won the Hampshire seat with 23,464, a majority of 9147, putting Mr Thornton into second place with 14,317 votes. Ukip's Patricia Culligan was third with 8,783 and Labour fourth with 7,181.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Beverley and Holderness
SNP GAIN (Lab) Edinburgh East
Paddy Ashdown might not have to eat his hat after all.
Boris Johnson: "absolutely natural for the UK to move towards a federal structure".
On the balance of the shifting power north of the border.
Nick Clegg steps up to the plate...
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cleethorpes
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Beverley and Holderness
LABOUR HOLD Croydon North
SNP GAIN (LAB) Edinburgh East
KEY SEAT: LIB DEMS HOLD Sheffield Hallam. LIB DEM LEADER NICK CLEGG RETAINS HIS SEAT.
SNP GAIN (Lib Dem) Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Halesowen and Rowley Regis
LABOUR HOLD Chesterfield
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Dover
SHEFFIELD HALLAM BREAKDOWN
22,215 Lib Dems
167 English Democrats
19,862 for Labour
1772 for Green
Stop on the Fiasco 97
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Yorkshire East
LABOUR HOLD Tyneside North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Aldridge-Brownhills
LABOUR GAIN (TORIES) Brentford and Isleworth
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg looks tired and stressed giving his victory speech for the Sheffield Hallam constituency. I imagine there is a great deal of relief that he has remained an MP, despite the Lib Dems getting a hammering so far tonight.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Pendle
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Northampton North
LABOUR HOLD Hampstead and Kilburn
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Chipping Barnet
LABOUR HOLD Southampton Test
Nick Clegg considering future?
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LAB) Southampton Itchen
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweddale
Nick Clegg has hinted he will stand down as Lib Dem leader later today.
LABOUR HOLD Poplar and Limehouse
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Haltemprice and Howden
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Leicestershire North West
LABOUR HOLD Oldham West and Royton
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Camborne and Redruth
How is Labour faring in Scotland? Hollie Wong reports.
LABOUR HOLD Scunthorpe
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Suffolk West
KEY SEAT: LABOUR GAIN (Con) Wirral West. MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT ESTHER MCVEY LOSES HER SEAT
An explosion in a police car outside an election count in Leicestershire is being investigated.
Fire crews were called to the patrol car on fire outside the Bosworth parliamentary count at Hinckley Leisure Centre.
No-one was injured in the explosion but glass was blown across Coventry Road.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Surrey East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Broxtowe
More on that explosion story:
No-one was hurt, and the count was unaffected.The car is understood to have ben parked in the street by police officers providing security at the election count.
Hinckley fire station watch manager Steve Moore said his firefighters were spraying the burning car when the explosion happened.He said: "It's probably malicious, that's what it's looking like anyway."It's a well serviced vehicle and there's no indication of an engine fault. I haven't seen a police car go up like that before.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Gloucster
LABOUR HOLD Dudley North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Wealden
LABOUR HOLD Sheffield Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Sevenoaks
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Northampton South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD New Forest West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Wycombe
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hampshire North West
LABOUR HOLD Tynemouth
KEY SEAT: LABOUR HOLD Holborn And St Pancras. GREEN PARTY LEADER NATALIE BENNETT FAILS TO BECOME AN MP.
Natalie Bennett came third.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cannock Chase
LABOUR HOLD Wolverhampton North East
Here's the result from the Holborn and St Pancras seat: Labour 29,062 Conservatives 12,014 Green 7,013
LABOUR HOLD Worsley and Eccles South
SNP GAIN (Lib Dem) Edinburgh West
LABOUR HOLD Norwich South from Lib Dems
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hornchurch and Upminster
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Folkestone and Hythe
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bury North
Three big Lib Dem powers lose their seats, Georgia Deere reports.
SNP GAIN (Lab) Dumfries and Galloway
LABOUR HOLD Copelad
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Stourbridge
Dorset still expected.
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Hodge Hill
CONSERVATIVES HOLD High-Peak
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Stratford-on-Avon
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hitchin and Harpenden
LABOUR HOLD Workington Labour hold Workington
With more than half the results in, the Greens have sent out a note about some of their successes. They say they have retained 47 deposits, which is more than they have ever done before, and they have beaten the Lib Dems in 60 seats.
Still, Dorset waits.
LABOUR HOLD Sheffield Heeley
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Wyre and Preston North
LABOUR HOLD Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
LABOUR HOLD Blackpool South
Labour has won more seats as at 5.00am
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Finchley and Golders Green
LABOUR HOLD Slough
CORRECTION: CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lab) Gower
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Basingstoke
At the halfway point of the count with 325 seats declared, Labour had 136, Conservatives 113, SNP 50; Lib Dems 6; Ukip 1; and Others 19.
FORMER LIB DEM KEADER CHARLES KENNEDY LOSES SEAT
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Eddisbury
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Ribble Valley
LABOUR HOLD Huddersfield
KEY SEAT: SNP GAINS (Lib Dems) Ross, Skye ad Lochaber. FORMER LIB DEM KEADER CHARLES KENNEDY LOSES SEAT.
LABOUR HOLD Sheffield South East
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LAB) Hazel Grove
KEY SEAT: LABOUR HOLD Doncaster North. ED MILIBAND RETAINS HIS SEAT.
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Selly Oak
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Scarborough and Whitby
LABOUR HOLD Wolverhampton South East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Romford
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY GAIN (Sinn Fein) Fermanagh and South Tyrone
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Sleaford and North Hykeham
LABOUR HOLD Liverpool Walton
"What unites us is much more than what divides us" - Ed Miliband.
LABOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Manchester Withington
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Mid Norfolk
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Ashford
LABOUR HOLD Lewisham West and Penge
LABOUR HOLDS Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LAB) Plymouth Moor View
LABOUR HOLD Salford and Eccles
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Somerset North East
If Nick Clegg does step down today as Lib Dem leader, the contest will be wide open as the top Lib Dems are failing to retain their seats, Vince Cable among the high profile casualties.
LABOUR HOLD Bassetlaw
LABOUR GAIN (LIBDEM) Birmingham Yardley
CONSERVATIVES HOLD St Albans
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hertford and Stortford
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Guildford
LABOUR HOLD Manchester Gorton
It seems we've broke Twitter! @YourElection15 has been so on top on the election results news tonight that we've hit out tweeting limit. We're trying to find a way around this, but for now, there will be a temporary delay in our tweeting. We'll still be here on the live blog, though, bringing you all the results as they come in.
LABOUR HOLD Ashfield
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Vale of Glamorgan
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Woking
SINN FEIN HOLD Newry and Armagh
LABOUR HOLD Oldham East and Saddleworth
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Lichfield
LABOUR HOLD Bethnal Green and Bow
Why is Lib Dem doing badly?
LABOUR GAIN (Con) Wolverhampton South West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Blackpool North and Cleveleys
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Newbury
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Altrincham and Sale West
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LIBDEM) Somerton and Frome
LABOUR GAIN (LIBDEM) Bradford East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Tonbridge and Malling
LABOUR HOLD Ellesmere Port and Neston
David Cameron leaks a smile as more than 30, 000 vote to keep his seat.
An updated BBC forecast has the Conservatives reaching 325 seats, giving David Cameron a majority.
SNP GAIN (LIB DEMS) Argyll and Bute
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bosworth
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Brigg and Goole
LABOUR HOLD Doncaster Central
DAVID CAMERON HAS HELD HIS SEAT IN WITNEY.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Witney
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LIBDEMS) Colchester
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Christchurch. The Conservatives have held onto the Dorset seat of Christchurch.
LABOUR HOLD Newcastle-Under-Lyme
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Newton Abbot
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Croydon South
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Ladywood
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Mid Worcestershire
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LIBDEM) Thornbury and Yate
We're moving over to @UKelection15 for our Twitter coverage of the election results as we hit our limited on our usual account.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Welwyn Hatfield - and now neck-and-neck with Labour.
LABOUR HOLD Lewisham Deptford
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Braintree
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bracknell
LABOUR HOLD Stockport
UKIP were runners-up in the Christchurch constituency.
CONSERVATIES HOLD Penrith and The Border
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Flyde
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Totnes
LABOUR HOLD Manchester Central
Conservatives have now taken the lead of Labour
LABOUR HOLD Don Valley
LABOUR GAIN (LIB DEMS) Cambridge
LABOUR HOLD Sefton Central
We're live at Bournemouth East & Bournemouth West on the TV feed.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Harwich and Essex North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Corby
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Edgbaston
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Skipton and Ripon
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LIBDEMS) Yeovil
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bournemouth West. CONOR BURNS RETAINS HIS SEAT.
SNP GAIN INVERNESS, NAIRN, BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY FROM LIB DEMS - DANNY ALEXANDER LOSES HIS SEAT
CONOR BURNS 21,135, PATRIA 99, UKIP 7745, GREEN 3107, LIB DEM 3821, LABOUR 7386
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LIBDEMS) Solihull
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Sherwood
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Aylesbury
As of 5.30am, the Greens have lost the most number of deposits - when a party fails to win at least 5% of the vote in a seat.The Greens have lost £131,000; Lib Dems £117,000; Ukip £35,000; Conservatives £8,000 and Plaid Cymru £4,000.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Romsey and Soton North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Dorset West
LABOUR HOLD Penistone and Stocksbridge
LABOUR HOLD Bristol East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD South Ribble
CORRECTION: DORSET WEST HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Saffron Walden
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Hall Green
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Maidenhead
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Redditch
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hampshire East
LABOUR HOLD Leicester South
The finest of margins
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Maidstone and the Weald
LABOUR HOLD Stoke-on-Trent Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Selby and Ainsty
LABOUR HOLD Wakefield
KEY SEAT: LABOUR GAIN (Respect) Bradford West. GEORGE GALLOWAY LOSES SEAT TO LABOUR IN BRADFORD WEST.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Dartford
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Daventry
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Colne Valley
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Loughborough
LABOUR HOLD Leeds East
There were reports out tonight that George Galloway was reported to the police by Bradford council for breaking election law.
LABOUR HOLD Birmingham Perry Barr
LIB DEMS GAIN (Con) Newark
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (LIBDEM) Portsmouth South
UKIP will have gained 3.5 million votes nation wide and yet will only end up with one (or possibly two seats) in the House of Commons, YouGov's Peter Kellner says. Meanwhile, the SNP will have 1.5 million votes but 56 seats.
LABOUR HOLD Bristol South
Ed Miliband has tweeted.
LABOUR HOLD Stretford and Urmston
CORRECTION: CONSERVATIVES HOLD NEWARK
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Kingswood
UKIP will have gained 3.5 million votes nation wide and yet will only end up with one (or possibly two seats) in the House of Commons, YouGov's Peter Kellner says. Meanwhile, the SNP will have 1.5 million votes but 56 seats.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Rutland and Melton
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Portsmouth North
CONSERVATIVE OLIVER LETWIN HOLDS Dorset West
Oliver Letwin holds West Dorset with 28,329 votes
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Rugby
DORSET WEST OTHER RESULTS:
Lib Dem: 1219
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Henley
CONSERVATIVE RICHARD DRAX HOLDS Dorset South
LABOUR HOLD Hemsworth
"It is time for you to fall on your sword".
Damning words from Ros Kayes directly to Nick Clegg, clearly not happy with the falling standards.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Chingford and Woodford Green
Speaker hold Buckingham
LABOUR HOLDS Nottingham South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD BOURNEMOUTH EAST
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Boston and Skegness
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Calder Valley
LABOUR HOLD Leeds Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Witham
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Charnwood
Conservatives resume their blanket of dominance, with successive victories in Bournemouth East and West. Still waiting on the Poole verdict, as well as the ultra marginal Mid Dorset & North Poole.
Following a car explosion outside an election count in Leicestershire, at 2:30am this morning five men have been arrested. Fire fighters explained the attack to be a 'malicious' act.
The men are yet to be identified.
LABOUT HOLD Bradford South
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Lewes
LABOUR HOLD Batley and Spen
LABOUR HOLD Leyton and Wanstead
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Milton Keynes South
LABOUR HOLD Mansfield
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Staffordshire Moorlands
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Croydon Central
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Great Yarmouth
LABOUR HOLD Leeds West
LABOUR HOLD Nottingham North
The call for Clegg's head rages on. Ousted Lib Dem John Hemming has called on party leader Nick Clegg to stand down after claiming his party's national policy had cost him votes after 10 years as MP of Birmingham Yardley.Mr Hemming, who said he aimed to "rise from the grave" at the next election, added: "He (Mr Clegg) should have resigned last year but we are where we are."
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Filton and Bradley Stoke
CORRECTION: LABOUR HOLD Walthamstow
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Chesham and Amersham
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Meriden
LABOUR HOLD Warrington North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cambridgeshire South East
LABOUR HOLD Nottingham East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Epsom and Ewell
LABOUR HOLD Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Faversham and Mid Kent
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Staffordshire South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Suffolk Coastal
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dems) Devon North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cornwall South East
LABOUR HOLD Derbyshire North East
CONSERVATIVE HOLDS Chichester
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Oxford West and Abington
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Elmet and Rothwell
The Conservatives have enjoyed their best election results in Wales for 32 years.
The Tories picked up three more seats this time around than in 2010 and caused a major upset in the process after winning the Gower constituency which Labour had held for more than 100 years. They also held onto the marginal seat in Cardiff North.Of the 40 Welsh Commons seats, Labour won the most seats - 25 - but supporters will be bitterly disappointed with that figure, especially as they lost Gower to the Tories by 27 votes.
CONSERVATIVE HOLDS Windsor
KEY SEAT: CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Mid Dorset North Poole. This was a big target seat for the Conservatives!
CONSERVATIVE HOLDS Brighton Kemptown - that all important Brighton Pavilion seat could be on it's way momentarily.
LABOUR HOLD Leicester West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Grantham and Stamford
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Derbyshire Dales
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Weaver Vale
LIB DEMS HOLD Bristol West. This was Green target seat.
CONSERVATIVE HOLDS Surrey South West
Confirmation of George Galloway's loss in Bradford West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Suffolk Central and Ipswich North
Home Secretary Theresa May is still urging caution, saying it's not clear how many seats the Conservatives will have. Relationships between England, Scotland and Wales will change but the UK must stay in place, she says.
The Greens haven't been successful in two of their three target seats. One remains: Brighton Pavilion, where Caroline Lucas will look to extend her status in Westminster. That is their best hope of meeting the YouGov prediction of 1 seat.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Beaconsfield
LABOUR GAIN (Lib Dem) Bristol West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Poole
LABOUR HOLD Barrow and Furness
The Tories have dominated Poole since 1950 and that reign goes on with Syms reinstated.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Rushcliffe
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Milton Keynes North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Worthing West
We're hearing that Ed Balls' Morley & Outwood constituency will be declared imminently.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Stafford
LIB DEMS HOLD Norfolk North
LABOUR HOLD Bolsover
CONSERVATIVE GEORGE OSBORNE HOLDS Tatton
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Taunton Deane
There a recount on in Ed Balls' Morley & Outwood constituency, so we won't be getting that one for a while, I'm afraid.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bromsgrove
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Horsham
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) Cheadle
No city has felt the impact of SNP's landslide election victory more sharply than the former Labour heartland of Glasgow. The SNP's "magnificent seven" managed to beat each and every Labour candidate in the city.
Conservatives hold Worthing East and Shoreham
Conservatives hold Bury St Edmunds
Conservatives hold Wantage
CONSERVATIVS HOLD Truro Falmouth
Conservatives hold Mid Sussex
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Shipley
Conservatives hold Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
LIB DEMS HOLD Leeds North West
CONSERVATIVES GAIN St Austell and Newquay from Lib Dems
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Thirsk and Malton
LABOUR GAIN City Of Chester from Conservatives
LABOUR GAIN Dewsbury from Conservatives
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Suffolk South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Northamptonshire South
LABOUR GAIN Hove from Conservatives
The Godmother of Milifandom hasn't taken this lightly:
SNP GAIN Berwickshire from Lib Dems
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Warrington South
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Pudsey
It seems that Labour may have asked for a recount in Morley and Outwood, Ed Ball's constituency. This doesn't bode well for his chances.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Somerset North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Reading West
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Leicestershire South
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Final tally of Scottish seats: SNP 56, Conservatives 1, Labour 1, LibDem 1. A complete wipeout for Labour from 2010's 41 seats.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Plymouth Sutton
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Surrey Heath
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Tewkesbury
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Devon East
LABOUR HOLD Middlesbrough
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Western-Super-Mare
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Louth and Horncastle
GREENS CAROLINE LUCAS HOLDS BRIGHTON PAVILION
Caroline Lucas retains her Brighton Pavilion seat with 22,871 votes, and the Green Party manage to keep their status in Parliament.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD NORTH DORSET
CAROLINE LUCAS received 42% of the vote
ALL DORSET CONSTITUENCIES VOTED FOR TORIES
The Conservatives completed a whitewash in Dorset, gaining every constituency in the county.
Labour has suffered its worst-ever general election result in Scotland after winning just one seat north of the border.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Richmond (Yorks)
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Reading East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bedfordshire Mid
Labour finally scored some good results in the latest races, gaining seats from the Conservatives in Hove, Chester and Dewsbury.
In Chester, Chris Matheson won just 93 more votes than Conservative candidate Stephen Mosley - 22,118 to his 22,025. Peter Kyle is Hove's new MP while Paula Sherriff is the new MP in Dewsbury.
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Forest of Dean
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Banbury
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Hemel Hempstead
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Bexhill and Battle
LABOUR HOLD Leicester East
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Spelthorne
Chancellor Osborne says he was "sad to see Danny Alexander lose his seat" - "He has given great public service"
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Arundel and South Downs
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Winchester
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Cambridgeshire North East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Devon South West
LABOUR HOLD Gedling
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Norwich North
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Stone
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Norfolk North West
Conservatives are on course for a (slim) majority:
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Waveney
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Gainsborough
LABOUR HOLDS Leeds North East
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Tiverton and Honiton
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Norfolk South West
LABOUR GAIN Lancaster ad Fleetwood from Conseratives
LABOUR GAIN Lancaster and Fleetwood from Conservatives
CONSERVATIVE HOLD ROCHESTER AND STROOD
LABOUR HOLD Ashton Under Lyne
MARK RECKLESS EX-TORY WAS STANDING FOR UKIP HERE
CONSERVATIVES HOLD Keighley
CONSERVATIVES REACH 300 SEATS
LABOUR'S ED BALLS LOSES MORLEY AND OUTWOOD SEAT
Ben Fisher reports from Westminster.: Cameron thanked his supporters in Chiswick, waved to the many reporters from all over the world, and departed to Downing's Street, closely followed by a motorcade and a BBC helicopter.
CONSERVATIVES GAIN MORLEY AND OUTWOOD FROM LABOUR
MAJORITY OF 442
CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY OF 442 OVER LABOUR
CORRECTION: MAJORITY OF 422 OVER LABOUR
Ed Balls has lost to the Conservative candidate in Morley & Outwood. In his concession speech, Balls praised opponent Andrea Jenkyns's campaign and expressed his disappointment over the election's result and his concerns over the future of the United Kingdom as a member of the European Union.
Balls lost despite a very strong showing by UKIP, whose candidate managed to win 16% of the vote.
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Chatham and Aylesford
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Morcambe and Lunesdale
We'll be right back with the remaining seats!
LABOUR HOLD Denton and Reddish
LABOUR HOLD York Central
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Bedfordshire South West
LABOUR HOLD Stoke-on-Trent North
CONSERVATIVE HOLD York Outer
LABOUR HOLD Stalybridge
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Maldon
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Meon Valley
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Macclesfield
CONSERVATIVE HOLD Gillingham and Rainham
LABOUR HOLD Halifax
"This morning celebrate, because you are an amazing team" David Cameron.
David Cameron to meet the Queen at 12:30pm.
Strong Rumours that Ed Miliband will resign. Unconfirmed as of yet.
Thanet South: Here we go!
Nation of Ooood Party - 30 votes
Nigel Farage - UKIP leader, fails to win Ukip's second seat.
Conservatives hold Thanet South.
Conservatives have 323 seats. As Sinn Fein do not take their seats, Conservatives technically have a majority!
3 seats until they have a true majority, which they are on course to do.
Ed Miliband resigns! He thanks the voters, apologises to the mps who lost their seats and wished his successors luck.
Conservatives win a majority. It is over!
There's only one constituency left to declare in the 2015 general election, that's St. Ives. We're not expecting to hear that result until 4pm.
St Ives voted Lib Dem in 2010, but the result there wont make much difference to the overall election outcome. We'll give you a final figure for the party when the St Ives do declare.
Until the final result, here's a round up of the key election stories from today.
David Cameron will be the next Prime Minister after his Conservative party won a majority. The result has taken many by surprise as the pre-election polls all pointed to a hung parliament. London Mayor Boris Johnson was elected in the Uxbridge & South Ruislip constituency.
Labour leader Ed Miliband announced his resignation as leader of the party in a light-hearted speech earlier today. Senior Labour figures Ed Balls, Douglas Alexander & Jim Murphy all failed to hold onto their constituencies.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has also resigned today. The Lib Dems were wiped out in this election, failing to get their number of MPs into double figures. A number of senior Lib Dems, including Vince Cable, failed to get re-elected, leaving the leadership contest wide-open.
Nigel Farage has resigned as UKIP leader after losing in the Thanet South constituency. UKIP only got one MP, Douglas Carswell, elected, but, they gain a significant number of second and third places across the country.
The SNP dominated in Scotland, taking 56 of the 59 seats, wiping out all but one of the Scottish Labour MPs.
St. Ives are declaring...
CONSERVATIVES GAIN (Lib Dem) St. Ives.
Following in the theme of these election results, the final constituency switched from Lib Dem to Conservative.
So that's it. The election results are done & dusted. Here's a break down of the 650 elected MPs.
Conservative party win a majority of 12.
CON: 331, LAB: 232, SNP: 56, LIB DEM: 8, DUP: 8, SINN FEIN: 4, PLAID CYMRU: 3, SDLP: 3, UUP: 2, UKIP: 1, GREEN: 1, INDEPENDENT: 1.
And so, the very last posts! This is the 51st day of our coverage and since we began on March 18, we have posted more than 31,000 words here. In the last 24 hours alone we published, thanks to @michaelgseymour's indefatigable hands, roughly 17,500 words here—2,500 words more than what’s expected for a master’s dissertation, that is—as part of our rolling coverage, besides some 100 news stories, which received just shy of 15,000 page views (25% of those directly from social media) from 75 different countries worldwide.
We were awesome on Twitter (@YourElection15) as well! So unrelenting and ferocious were our live-tweeters that we ‘broke’ Twitter. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but we did temporarily ‘break’ our own handle, when we ran foul of Twitter’s tweet limit and were suspended for a couple of hours. That didn’t faze our Twitter team though—they got right back into the swing of things live-tweeting from another account (@UKElection15). Here’s some stats in evidence of the effort from the team led by @EmilyAnn_Cox and @AleTiberi:
We were also among the very first in the world to use Meerkat and Periscope to livestream a political debate.
And in the last few days, we put up a valiant effort on Instagram as well, with 32 posts just on election night.