Key General Election results as they happen


Here are the key moments so far (and we'll update these throughout the night):
:: 10pm - Polls have closed
Counting in the 2017 General Election is under way.
The exit poll shows the Conservatives projected to win 314 seats, making them the largest party but without enough for a majority in the Commons (they need 326). Labour would be on 266 seats, the SNP 34 seats and the Lib Dems on 14 seats. UKIP would have no seats.
Exit poll
:: 11pm - The first constituency has declared
Newcastle Upon Tyne Central is the first to declare this year. Labour candidate Chi Onwurah has held the seat with a majority of just under 15,000. Turnout was 66.8%.
Houghton and Sunderland South was close behind, and the seat was held by Labour's Bridget Phillipson. Turnout was 61%, up from 56.3% in 2015.
Sunderland Central came in third and was held by Labour's Julie Elliott with 25,056 votes, a majority of just under 10,000. Turnout was 62%.
Armed police patrol the floor during the count at the Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre as the general election count begins in Sunderland
Image:Tight security on the floor during the count in Sunderland
:: 12am - The early results
The Conservatives get their first seat just before 12am - Swindon North is won by Justin Tomlinson with 29,421 votes, a majority over Labour of 8,325. Turnout was 68.5%.
The Conservatives have held Nuneaton, with Marcus Jones gaining a majority of 4,739 over the Labour candidate Philip Johnson.
Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, is seen as a bellwether seat, having flipped between Conservative and Labour but the Tories had a 4,882 majority in 2015. The then prime minister David Cameron said he knew he had won when his party held Nuneaton.
Theresa May on the campaign trail in Dewsbury
Image:Theresa May's pitch to voters has been all about 'strong and stable' leadership
:: 1am - First marginal seat declares
Labour have held Wrexham, a seat where they had a majority of just 1,831 in 2015. They have increased their majority by just one vote. The Conservatives failed to get the 2.8% swing needed to win it.
:: 1.15am
Labour's first gain of the night is in Scotland, where it has won Rutherglen and Hamilton West from the SNP. Ged Killen's majority is 265.
The first result from London is Tooting, which is held comfortably by Labour.
:: 1.30am
West Bromwich East, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson holds his seat with a majority of 7,713. He says the election "looks likely to be a very, very bad result for Theresa May".
:: 1.40am
Labour has its second gain of the night, taking the north Wales seat of Vale of Clwyd. The Conservatives won it by just 237 votes in 2015, making it a key Labour target. Labour has won it by 2379.
The Conservatives have gained Angus in Scotland from the SNP with a majority of 2,644 - a swing of 16.2% to the Tories.
Labour is facing its biggest test for 30 years in Stoke
Image:The work starts at 10pm for those counting votes across the country
:: 2am - Declarations are beginning to pile up
Labour has taken the London seat of Battersea, with Marsha de Cordova winning 25,292 votes over the Conservative Party's Jane Ellison, who got 22,876 votes.
Labour has taken Bury North from the Conservatives. James Frith won 25,683 votes over David Nuttall's 21,308.
Labour held Wolverhampton SW, where they had a small majority of 801 in 2015.
The Conservatives have gained Ochil and Perthshire South from the SNP. They also gained Southport from the Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems had a majority of 1,322 in the 2015 election.
SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson has lost his seat of Moray to Conservative Douglas Ross. Mr Ross won with a majority of 4,000 votes. The SNP also lost Midlothian - to Labour by 885 votes.
:: 2.30am
Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour's Jared O Mara. Mr Clegg got 19,756 votes to Mr O Mara's 21,881. Mr Clegg says the future Parliament will face the "excruciating" task of trying to assemble a "sensible government" and will be "presiding over a deeply deeply polarised nation".
"We must try to find common ground if we are to heal those profound divisions," he adds.
Business Secretary Greg Clark has held the seat of Tunbridge Wells and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also winning Uxbridge and Ruislip South (despite a swing to labour of 13.6%).
Sir Vince Cable has won Twickenham with a majority of 9,752 - a swing of 14.7%.
Ed Miliband is the MP for Doncaster North.
In Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein has gained Foyle from the SDLP.
The SNP's John Nicolson has lost East Dunbartonshire to Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson, who got a majority of 5,339.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Glasgow
Image:Jeremy Corbyn's promise to govern for the 'many not the few' may have helped Labour put in a good performance
:: 3am - May and Corbyn hold their seats
Conservative leader Theresa May has held the Berkshire seat of Maidenhead, with 37,718 votes against Labour's Pat McDonald (11,261 votes). Mrs May has held the seat since it was created in 1997. She will have a good idea about whether she is still Prime Minister by now.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has held his London seat of Islington North with 40,086 votes, a massive majority over the next best candidate James Clark from the Conservatives (6871 votes). Mr Corbyn has held the seat since 1983.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has held his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat.
The Conservatives have gained Clacton from UKIP, with Giles Watling winning a majority of 15,828.
The Liberal Democrats have gained Bath from the Conservatives.
Labour has gained Kirkcaldy from the SNP and Bedford from the Conservatives. Labour has gained Portsmouth South from the Conservatives.
:: 3.30am - Nuttall loses his seat
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has failed to win the seat of Boston and Skegness, coming third behind the Conservatives and Labour.
The Lib Dems have gained Caithness from the SNP and Eastbourne from the Conservatives.
Labour's Kate Hoey has held the London seat of Vauxhall with a majority of 20,196.
Labour has won Croydon Central from the Conservatives by 5,652 votes, overtaking the previous Tory majority of 165. Labour also took Derby North and Plymouth Sutton & Devonport from the Conservatives
Labour has gained the Welsh seat Gower from the Conservatives. Tonia Antoniazzi won 49.9%, ahead of the 42.7% won by the Conservative Byron Davies. Gower had the smallest majority for the Conservatives after the 2015 election - just 27 votes.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon preparing to vote in the General Election
Image:The SNP lost some big names and leader Nicola Sturgeon will be disappointed
:: 4am - Alex Salmond is out
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has lost his seat of Gordon to the Conservatives' Colin Clark, who gained a majority of 2,607.
The Conservatives have taken Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk from the SNP. John Lamont gained 53.9% of the vote over the SNP's 32.8%. The SNP had a majority of just 328 after the 2015 election.
Labour has held the City of Chester, with Chris Matheson winning 56.8% of the vote. This was Labour's most marginal seat after the 2015 election - the majority was just 93 votes. Labour has also held Cambridge, extending their 2015 majority of 599 votes to 12,661 this year.
The Conservatives have gained Walsall North from Labour, with Conservative Eddie Hughes winning 49.6% of the vote. They also marginally held the seats of Thurrock and Telford by 345 and 720 votes respectively.
:: 4.45am
Labour has gained Brighton Kemptown from the Conservatives with 28,703 votes to 18,835 - a turnaround from 2015, when the seat went to the Tories with a majority of just 690.
:: 5am
After a recount in the seat of Hastings & Rye, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has narrowly won with a majority of just 346.
The Lib Dems gained Oxford West and Abingdon from the Conservatives.
:: 5.30am
Newcastle under Lyme had a Labour majority of 650 in 2015 and is currently too close to call.
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall campaigning in Lincolnshire after his party was wiped out in the English local elections.
Image:UKIP leader Paul Nuttall failed to win the seat he had his eyes on
Concession?
Traditionally, the winning party leader waits until the loser concedes before declaring victory.
That concession can come any time, but the leader of the losing party will often head back to party HQ first. In his resignation speech after losing in 2015, the then Labour chief Ed Miliband revealed he had called Mr Cameron to concede defeat.
Tim Farron on a hovercraft during campaign
Image:Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron may be disappointed with his party's performance
Candidates
A total of 3,306 candidates stood in the 2017 General Election - fewer than any election since 1992.
In 2015, there were 3,971.
The most significant reduction this year is the number of UKIP (down 246) and Green Party (down 105) candidates.
A record 983 women candidates also stood this year - up from 947 in 2015, when a record 191 women were elected to Parliament.
The larger number of female candidates was partly down to the selection process, which has been more controlled by the main parties than in previous years, but also because of the short amount of time to select candidates.
Labour leads the way with 256 female candidates, up 43 from 2015. The Conservatives have 182 - up 14 - and the Lib Dems are up 20 with 184 female candidates this year.
10 Downing Street
Image:Who will be walking into 10 Downing Street on 9 June?
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