UK General Election Results Live

 

UK politics has never been so interesting and meh at the same time. Here’s my live account of the 2017 UK general election as it happened….

The disclaimer is I haven’t listed all the separate results but most of the ones that are notable and of course the main highlights! #democracy

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Current State of Results:

Conservative:  318    Labour: 261

SNP: 34        Liberal: 12     Green: 1

Plaid Cymru : 4   Independent/others: 15

 

 

16:36: There is talks of the conservatives forming a government with the DUP.

16:32: I’m back after being asleep most of the afternoon. Turns out I didn’t miss much! Theresa May is looking to form a government of the minority persuasion. But more importantly one of my bet’s came in!

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06:15: And so no party can achieve a majority. Check in some time soon to hear the latest…

 

06:09: RESULT ALERT: Southampton Test : Labour Hold

06:08: RESULT ALERT: Brighton Pavilion: Green Party Hold

06:07: Sky Bet released odds of 10/1 for Boris Johnson to be the next PM. LOLOLOLOLOL 

06:05: NO PARTY CAN WIN A MAJORITY

06:01: FORECAST IS HUNG PARLIAMENT (OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?)

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06:00: Best voting turn out since ’97 suggesting many more young people came out to vote this time around.

Central London is looking mostly red at the moment:

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Here’the breakdown via a map at 05:52

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Approaching the 6am mark, hello if you have just joined us. Weird but interesting night…

Highlights include: Boris is in, Corbyn is in, Abott is in, May is in, Elmo isnt. SNP may have all the power here in deciding to who to align with but if they refuse tory coalition then its gonna be a re match!

05:33: The pound has taken a big drop against both the US dollar and Euro.

 

Well its looking more and more like a coalition…

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How did this even happen? #justsaying

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05:28: RESULT ALERT: Hackney North and Stoke Newington – Labour Hold 

05:25: Hung Parliament looking likely as Conservative and Labour aren’t close enough for a majority right now

 

05:22: RESULT ALERT: Wansbeck – Labour Hold 

05:01: RESULT ALERT: HENLEY – Conservative Hold… there goes one of my bets…

05:00: BBC: ‘Tories to fall short of majority’

The gulf between tory and Labour is increasing as we arrive at 5AM!

Highlight: Amber Rudd (home secretary) just about scrapes her way in to hold her seat.

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04:53: RESULT ALERT: East Sussex/Hastings : Tory Hold (just about) 

04:50: News circulating of Amber Rudd’s constituency result being imminent. The current home secretary is looking to hold her seat for East Sussex

Meme o clock

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04:46: News coming in of a second re count at Richmond Park. ‘100 votes between candidates’.

The 4am turning point has put Conservative out in front with out any signs of slowing down, a result crawls closer!

04:30: RESULT ALERT: Colne Valley : Labour gain

Coalition is the dirty word currently and its being used a lot.

04:25: RESULT ALERT : Milton Keynes South : Conservative Hold

04:24: RESULT ALERT: Edinburgh East : SNP Hold 

04:22: RESULT ALERT: Gillingham and Rainham – Conservative hold

Results still coming in…

04:21: Tories now ahead for the first time with 239

A lot of talk coming out about a coalition between independent’s and Tory.

Highlight : 04:16: Nicola Sturgeon of SNP willing to discuss options for a coalition depending on ‘arithmetic’ and hails Theresa May’s efforts as ‘disastrous’. 

04:11: Conservative go ahead for the first time this morning with 221

04:09: 220 Labour 220 Conservative, looking like extra time then penalties…

Hows that for a line up! Theresa May at one end, Lord Buckethead in the middle and Elmo on the right who both got votes!

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Highlight 04:00: And there is literally 1 point between them. This is the moment where one winner will have to break away..

Both Labour and Conservative pass the 200 mark! Still so close!

03:57: RESULT ALERT: Beaconsfield: Conservative Hold 

03:56: RESULT ALERT : Slough : Labour Hold 

03:53: RESULT ALERT : Edinburgh West : Lib Dem Gain 

Nearly 4am with no signs of this thing slowing down, I’m predicting we could have a result in the next hour or so!

Labour have currently gained 22 seats this election as the difference between red and blue closes even more.

03:47: RESULT ALERT: Durham North West – Labour Hold

03:45 RESULT ALERT : Reading West – Conservative Hold

03:44 : Just 10 points sit between Labour and Conservative!

03:42: RESULT ALERT : Canterbury : Labour gain : The first time since 1918! Old skool

The gap is closing between red and blue, in other news UKIP is a phail. Yes I spelt that with a ph.

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Some more talk about May only being planned conservative leader for the next 3 months.

03:37: RESULT ALERT: Hayes and Harlington – Labour Hold – John Mcdonnell and my old home

With brexit negotiations planned for 11 days time, has Teresa May made a colossal mistake? Find out, right now….

Labour still comfortably ahead here, interesting! Conservative are still behind but are catching up as they both near 200!

Highlight: Tim Farron holds Liberal seat

03:27: RESULT ALERT : West Moreland : Lib Dem Hold – Tim Farron

Jeremy Paxman on May: ‘this country needs stability? Give me a break’

03:26 Reports of Tim Farron result happening soon

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Highlight : Theresa May keeps Maidenhead seat.

03:18: RESULT ALERT: Maidenhead – Conservative Hold – Teresa May back in

03:17 Theresa May making her way to press conference stage at the Maidenhead constituency count.

03:16: RESULT ALERT: Bath : Lib Dem Gain

03:14: Reports coming in that Theresa May has arrived at the count in Maidenhead constituency. The camera then cut to the back of a man wearing an elmo costume!

Highlight : Jeremy Corbyn Holds his Islington North Seat. Pledges to represent ‘as best as I can’.

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03:04 : RESULT ALERT : Islington North – Labour Hold 

03:00 RESULT ALERT: Twickenham – Liberal Gain – Vince Cable is back! 

Labour have been ahead the whole night, the same happened with Trump last year. Not once was Trump behind and look what happened!

02:57: RESULT ALERT : DONCASTER – Labour hold – Ed Milliband back in

Highlight : Boris Johnson retains seat

02:48: RESULTS ALERT : UXBRIDGE and RUISLIP SOUTH – Conservative Hold from Boris Johnson

Highlight : Nick Clegg looses seat to Labour

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02:45 RESULTS ALERT : Sheffield Hallam – Labour Gain from Nick Clegg! 

02:43: RESULTS ALERT: Wirral South – Labour Hold – Sutton Coldfield – Conservative hold

Nick Clegg seen looking ‘somber’ as reports continue to stir about Liberal falling apart.

02:41: RESULTS ALERT: Conservative hold both : Wyre Forest and Rochford 

BBC are predicting Teresa May might not get enough votes for her tory party to have a majority!

02:33- RESULT ALERT – Inverclyde – SNP hold 

02:33 RESULTSALERT – Tamworth – Conservative hold 

02:32– RESULT ALERT – Bristol South – Labor Hold 

Early reports are arising of Liberal Democrats not doing well at all!

02:30 RESULTS ALERT:  Surrey East and Hertfordshire North East – Conservative Hold 

02:29 RESULT ALERT:  Bury North- Labour Gain 

02:28: RESULT ALERT:  Runnymede & Weybridge- Conservative Hold 

02:27: RESULT ALERT: Na H-Eileanan An Iar – SNP hold 

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Some more SNP seats being lost to both Conservative and Labour, this could be the scottish revolt that sways things!

02:18: RESULT ALERT – Barnsley East – Labour Hold 

02:08: RESULT ALERT: Battersea – Labour Gain – An impressive gain for Labour as predicted. 

02:07 RESULTS ALERT : Angus : Conservative gain from SNP / Folkestone and Hythe- Conservative Hold! 

02:04: RESULTS ALERT: SNP OFF THE MARK WITH: Dunbartonshire , Dundee East and Erewash

02:04: SEVERAL RESULTS ALERT: Labour hold the following: Tynemouth , Warley , and Vale of Clwyd is a Labour Gain 

Things are looking very Labour at the moment, maybe one of my cheeky bets could come in!

01:27 RESULTS ALERT: HALTON, BIRKENHEAD and Tooting – Labour Hold

01:26: RESULT ALERT – Makerfield – Labour Hold 

01:26: RESULT ALERT – Basildon South – Conservative Hold 

01:26: RESULT ALERT – Leigh – Labour Hold 

 

David Mitchell quote of the night so far:  ‘what would happen to democracy if we didn’t have so many leisure centers?’

01:24 RESULT ALERT – North Down – Independent Hold 

01:23 RESULT ALERT – Rutherglen – Labour Gain (Another scottish one!)

01:22 RESULT ALERT – Wigan – Labour Hold 

As predicted SNP are losing seats in Scotland and the first one has gone to Labour, could a Scottish revolution help Corbyn win the keys to Downing Street?

01:16 RESULT ALERT – Rutherglen and Hamilton West – Labour Gain

01:15:  RESULTS ALERT – Llanelli – Labour hold / Swindon South: Conservative hold

01:10: RESULT ALERT – WREXHAM – Labour Hold 

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01:06 : Reports coming out the UKIP are going to completely collapse.

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01:02: RESULT ALERT- Basildon South – Conservative Hold 

01:00: Analysts predicting Labour could take Kensington and Battersea! Watch this space. The cheese and onion pastie was good by the way…

RESULT ALERT – South Shields – Labour Hold 

00:51: RESULT ALERT – Darlington – Labour Hold 

00:50 RESULT ALERT X 3 – Middlesbrough – Labour Hold / Workington – Labour Hold 

Basildon & Billericay – Conservative hold

 

00:39 – Eating microwaved Pizza.

00:38 RESULT ALERT – Broxbourne – Conservative Hold 

00:36 RESULT ALERT – Nuneaton – Conservative Hold 

00:28 RESULT ALERT – Kettering – Conservative Hold 

00:19 – I am very much enjoying the comedic banter on display via channel 4. No matter what happens, let’s all just have a laugh.

00:08 – RESULT ALERT – Sunderland West – Labour Hold 

09/06/2017 – Results Day is here

23:59 : RESULT ALERT – Swindon North – Conservative Hold (8000) Majority

23:44 – RESULT ALERT – Sunderland Central – Labour Hold

23:22 – Watching channel 4 and BBC’s coverage. Making a cup of tea. Lib dems rule out coalition, well we shall see! The line up for Channel 4’s alternative coverage is pretty diverse. Former MPs ( Anne Widecombe) comedian David Mitchell and of course Jeremy Paxman, got to love a bit of Jezza!

23:15 : RESULT ALERT – Newcastle Upon Tyne Central – Labour Hold

23:11 FIRST RESULT ALERT – Houghton and Sunderland South – Labour Hold

22:30 – Heading off into the night to work. This time of year at 11pm in the UK it’s still a little light out and only really gets dark for three hours. Will the sun rise before a new government?

22:00 – Exit polls are suggesting a hung parliament whilst others are suggesting Conservative will win. Numbers are predicted as follows:

Con- 314 Lab- 266 – Lib – 14 SNP – 34 Others – 22

19:00 – I skipped my way down to the local polling station to see it mainly deserted. Put a cross in a box and trundled on back home for oven pizza and to watch Buffy and then Angel. Might have put a couple of bets on a few results for the election.

08/06/2017 – Polling Day

 

 

 

 

 

The General Election : Britain can certainly moan

From glancing ever so briefly at social media over my weekend it’s safe to say people are rather unhappy with the outcome of the very recent UK General election. In fact I couldn’t name one person I know that is genuinely satisfied with the result.

Did people actually get what they wanted?

Is that the state of modern politics? People are somewhat becoming used to getting something else as opposed to what or who they voted for. Instead of vent and rant with an opinionated spat on the internet, I would rather look at little deeper as to why there’s some grumpiness right now.

The disgruntled are in simple terms reacting which is an effect. Writing 101 states that every cause has an effect so what is that cause?

all parties 1) The SNP Revolt

I sat next to my good (partially drunk on Asti) friend Matt Streuli as the election results came in at the rather wee hours of Friday morning. The theme at that time was SNP taking seats from Labour. Rather quickly a Scottish revolution became apparent. We even saw history right there, the youngest ever MP aged 20 had been voted in.

Now without voting numbers and proportions aside, the Scottish folk are obviously looking for change, with the referendum theme still fresh they looked for this change through Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP. She wanted to get the Tories out and said this more than once during the debates (remember that, it’s important further down). She even offered to collaborate with Labour to do this, but was there any other choice?

2)  No coalition is better than a coalition

Down south most of the voting public were thinking either red or blue. We knew that team yellow proved to be irrelevant to Downing Street this time around. Ed Miliband of labour didn’t spend the last 5 years as prime minister, David Cameron did (elected or not).

 The devil you know?

The exit polls suggested this early on. But voting an all conservative government in is just an effect of the SNP wanting to get the Tories out. How would they do that, by teaming up with the only other party as big as conservative, Labour.

Again we are seeing people use their vote for a different agenda.  Think about it carefully for just a moment. Conservative got in because people didn’t want another coalition of two parties who hadn’t seen Downing street recently. It really is a case of the devil you know but this time there is no conscience of Nick Clegg on Cameron’s shoulder.

The minority of Scotland posed a threat to the majority and led to the election of David Cameron.

Conclusion 

That’s how I see it anyway, and even after looking at the first past the post rules and proportions. UKIP had a good day in terms of votes but were marooned by these rules.

It will be an interesting 5 years, seeing what Scotland will do, of course the deficit and borrowing. Will they put the rubbish of the deficit into just another bin called borrowing? Food banks, an issue that is ever increasing, how many will we see in 5 years?

There are some things that you can’t blame the past 5 years for. Our interest rate is rock bottom, but the world economy is still recovering. For me it will be interesting as in the recent budget they promised more control over the science and research budgets.

I am optimistic for now, but then again nothing ever works out how you expect it to.

 

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There was another debate…

Last night was yet another date on the election campaign debate tour and I have to say it was rather enjoyable. Good on ya BBC, you put on a decent show (I will ignore the 70’s for now). Talking of shows there were two no shows. The current leaders of Britain Nick Clegg and David Cameron were both absent. Damn did they miss out the action.

In fact the two words Nick Clegg weren’t mentioned once. Does that suggest the liberal democrats are now a lost cause?

So here we saw the five potential downing street parties go head to head about issues in forms of questions raised by the audience. The leaders all introduced themselves and the audience slowly came out of their shells to applaud some of them.

Already I liked this debate more than the 7 way a few weeks prior. There just seemed to be a better energy about things. One common theme of slamming David Cameron indicated that he had been badly advised not to be there. Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish national party even suggested a coalition with Ed Miliband’s labour party just to get the conservatives out.

Nigel Farage came across strong and with relevant points but half an hour in he weirdly insulted the BBC audience. He is quoted to say “This is a remarkable audience even by the left wing standards of the BBC.” We would then see the other candidates lay into Farage somewhat defeating him. Of course the pantomime style booing ensued. Although nearer the end he did get some applause. I will give it to the man, he can talk but is the controversy of UKIP really him?

Ed Miliband did his usual talking to the camera and people at home instead the audience. Although it’s kinda cheesy it does work. Yet again he talked about previous labour getting it wrong, and getting money from a mansion tax.

Leanne Wood from Plaid Cymru (Welsh party) came across likable, but are the needs of Wales the needs of the UK? Her best moment and maybe of the whole debate came from her comment to Nigel Farage about disagreeing with her opponent on the far right (boom boom).

Natalie Bennet of the Green party heavily opposed any type of nuclear weapons when asked about trident. (Cough cough, tell that to the other countries that have nuclear capabilities)

Well I think I have said something about every candidate.

From this debate and with 20 days until voting, I now know who I will be voting for. I t could be 1 of 7 or is it 1 of 5. Either way if you are of voting age in the UK, this BBC debate is definitely worth looking at.

 

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100 Days until the UK General Election : A somewhat humorous Guide

Yes folks it’s that time again for some of us to express our democratic right and have some part in choosing the next person we can all blame for not having any money and other stuff.

It seems this year the election is wide open, as opposed to normally being a two horse race between team red and team blue. Last time saw the emergence of team yellow and Nick Clegg shortly followed by his demise, quicker than a student can drop a fire extinguisher from a building.

Come with me as I take a brief look at the top political parties looking to gain some ground in the 2015 UK general election.

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Conservative (current champions, only because Nick Clegg’s Liberal party shared his votes with them so they could form a coalition government)

Headed by our prime minister David Cameron, he will be looking for an outright victory this time round, but honestly I really cant say what’s gonna happen (like I know). It will be interesting what he has to say when the live television debates happen. Hopefully he will be more prepared than the prank caller was.

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Liberal Democrats

Clegg’s team will be looking to scrape back some level of respect after his u turn on student fees. Doubt that will happen.

(I am trying to do the right thing here and insult every party, that way everyone is cared about)

Labour

Ed Miliband is the man for Labour, I just don’t know If labour is for him. Like the two above parties they are all considered as the top 3 (well they are statistically) but the parties below will be challenging them. This time it could even be serious. So Labour may loose more than they have gained in recent times.

SNP – Scottish National Party

Only contending for seats in Scotland they have gained much ground in recent times. Especially after the referendum last year. If they win out right in Scotland they will hop over team Clegg and become the 3rd biggest party in the UK. Good luck to them, especially after the no vote for independence so perhaps this shift could help change things. (Ok notice I didn’t add an insult here, so I will just say this, I have never tried Haggis)

BNP – British National Party

Seriously? No.

UKIP- UK independence party

Armed with a leader who spends much time in a pub and a face only fit for punching Nigel Farage will be looking to steal votes from the power 3. Will he steal enough to get into downing street? Doubtful, are we worried? Yes. UKIP could be the deciding factor as to who will win.

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Look’s like somebody did punch him!

 

The Green Party

There are three chapters of the greens, one for Ireland, one for Scotland, then England and Wales. Another popular choice for those looking at the polling card and saying ‘None of these please’. They currently run the coastal district of Brighton. Could we see them take more places?

Plaid Cymru

Welsh party who co ordinate with SNP. Last time around they came 4th on their home soil.

 

So that’s the guide, who are you voting for? Or like me you are waiting for the politicians to make arses of themselves on the televised debates. Of course this is or UK residents only but if you could vote who would it be for? Check out a podcast I am in all this year for exclusive election coverage! And remember I have a competition running, scroll down! A grand total of 0 entries so far! Rock and Roll!!!

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 A final note from the Hall of information 

This weekend and next I am performing in Iver Heath Drama Club’s annual pantomine; Robin Hood and the babes in the woods! Yes ladies I am Robin Hood and will be wearing those tights, come and see me and many more talented people who put together this awesome show. For tickets click here, for more info click here.

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