Exit poll results are in: Theresa May predicted to lose Conservative majority
Conservatives are set to lose control of the House of Commons
The exit poll results are in from today’s snap election: the Tories are on 314, meaning Theresa May would not have enough seats for an overall majority.
Voting closed at 10pm – a BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll revealed the Conservatives could be 12 seats short of a majority.
The key number for a majority is 326 seats – half the number of MPs in the House of Commons.
The full numbers are:
Lib Dem 14
Plaid Cymru 3
Exit poll numbers tend to be far more accurate than regular polls – figures matched up closely in 2010 and again in 2015.
What happens next
The first constituency to be called – usually Houghton and Sunderland South – will come around 10.45pm.
According to the BBC, around a dozen constituencies will be in around 1am – giving a good idea about how accurate the exit polls are.
A wave of results is expected to begin around 3am, and an overall picture will be visible around 5am.