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
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!
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?)
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:
Here’the breakdown via a map at 05:52
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…
How did this even happen? #justsaying
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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’.
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
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
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
01:06 : Reports coming out the UKIP are going to completely collapse.
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
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