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:

Conservative 314

Labour 266

SNP 34

Lib Dem 14

Plaid Cymru 3

Green 1

UKIP 0

Other 18

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.

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