UK General Election Result 2017 Live: Conservatives Party lose majority in parliament.
And, the UK Election Result 2017
is out. The UK election ended in a hung parliament after Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives Party failed to win a majority in the poll, as predicted by the exit polls. Counting of votes had begun around 10:30 pm (3 am Indian Standard Time or IST). Broadcasters began announcing results of UK exit polls at 10 pm (2:30 am IST). This election result
was crucial to determine which party will negotiate the terms of Brexit with the European Union over the next two years. "A hung parliament is the worst outcome from a markets perspective as it creates another layer of uncertainty ahead of the Brexit negotiations," said Craig Erlam, an analyst with brokerage Oanda in London.
May had unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago, confident of sharply increasing the slim majority. Instead, she risked an ignominious exit after just 11 months. UK has recently witnessed two terror attacks - London and Manchestor. Prime Minister Theresa May
's popularity recently witnessed a dip in recent weeks after the two terror attacks.
British parliament has a total of 650 seats, with 3,300 candidates in the fray. A remarkable number of 56 Indian-origin candidates
are also contesting in the UK Elections 2017.
UK Election Results 2017 live updates:
British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to form new government, says spokesperson: news agency Agence France-Presse
BREAKING: British news media say Prime Minister Theresa May will not resign after election setback, reports Associated Press
Seems like Larry the cat had predicted the results much in advance
UK vote result a surprise but does not call Brexit into question: French PM Francois Hollande
EU's Economy Commissioner reacts to UK Election
Theresa May "lost her bet", Pierre Moscovici said.
"Mrs May, who was supposed to emerge strengthened, lost her bet and is therefore in a less than clear situation because the truth is that we don't really know what the governing situation is this morning," Moscovici told the French Europe 1 radio channel.
The Mayor of London congratulates Labour Party for brilliant results:
Meanwhile, outside 10 Downing Street:
PM Theresa May Under Pressure To Resign
After her party failed to gain majority of 326 seats in the parliament, Britain Prime Minister Theresa May is under great pressure to resign.
The party members blamed what one called a "just awful" campaign, training their ire on an election team that highlighted the 60-year-old's flaws by sticking doggedly to an agreed script instead of masking her weaknesses.
Wary Brussels faces Brexit conundrum after UK vote shock
Britain's European Union partners do not know what to make of an inconclusive election result that throws the future of Prime Minister Theresa May in doubt and may delay if not more seriously derail talks on Brexit.
BREAKING NEWS: UK election end in hung parliament as Theresa May's Conservatives Party fail to win majority.
If Hung Parliament, What Next For Brexit?
For the election to produce a majority government, the biggest party theoretically must win at least 326 seats of the 650 United Kingdom constituencies.
If Theresa May fails to form majority government, as the exit polls shows, the shock result could delay Brexit talks.
Results declared for over 600 seats in Britain's House of Commons. Conservative ahead of Labour by at least 44 seats.
Prspects Improve For Labour Jeremy Corbyn, Could he be the next British PM?
With the smaller parties more closely aligned with Labour than with the Conservatives, the prospect of Corbyn becoming prime minister no longer seems fanciful.
History shows that sterling tends to weaken on big moves towards Labour
in the polls and analysts and London-based traders say they would be braced for an immediate dive in the pound if Corbyn won.
Longer term, however, analysts from a number of banks highlight the potential for both more borrowing to fund economic stimulus and the increased likelihood that Corbyn will negotiate a closer trading relationship with the EU than May would have done.
Theresa May's ignominious exit?
If Theresa May does not get elected as the Prime Minister this time, it would be the shortest tenure of any British prime minister for almost a century. She held the position for only 11 months.
'This election has been disastrous for Theresa May,' says SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said the results of the election were disappointing for her party but were disastrous for Prime Minister Theresa May.
"Clearly it's a disappointing result, we've lost some tremendous MPs," Nicola Sturgeon said.
"This is a disaster for Theresa May, she called an election clearly very arrogantly thinking that she was going to crush the opposition, sweep everybody aside and cruise to a landslide majority, her position is very, very difficult."
"There is clearly uncertainty around Brexit and independence which clearly will be factor in tonight's results - you know a lot of thinking for the SNP to do," she said
Conservative now ahead of Labour by 20 seats.
Updated BBC forecast still show Conservatives as the largest party
An updated BBC forecast predicted May's Conservatives would win 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, eight short of a majority, while the left-wing opposition Labour Party would take 267 -- producing a "hung parliament" and potential deadlock.
Sky News also predicted May would lose her majority, scoring somewhere between 315 and 325 seats.
Grim-faced Theresa May promises stability in transfer if Labour wins
"If ... the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes then it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do."
Preet Kaur Gill becomes the first Sikh woman get elected as a Member of Parliament from Birmingham
Slough chooses Indian-origin Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi as its Member of Parliament
Indian-American Keith Vaz from Labour wins from Leicester East with a decent margin of over 20,000 votes.
Lib Dem Tim Farron won from Westmorland
Tim Farron who was touted as the Liberal Democrats' PM Candidate secured seat from Westmorland. He had a close contest from James Airey from Conservative Party.
Theresa May secures Conservative seat in Maidenhead
"The country needs a period of stability," Theresa May has said, after securing the Conservative seat in Maidenhead, reports Sky News.
The MP from London's Battersea is Marsha de Cordova, prompt to congratulate was London's dear Mayor
Jeremy Corbyn secured Islington North with over 40, 000 votes. Second in this seat was a Lib Dem candidate with a little over 10 per cent of Corbyn's votes, reports BBC.
Jeremy Corbyn calls for PM Theresa May to quit after election losses
May "has lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. I would have thought that's enough to go," Corbyn said after being re-elected in his Islington North constituency in central London.
Results out in more than half seats in the UK elections. Labour and Conservative faring very close to each other. Labour ahead at 151, with tories following at 134.
British Foreign Minister under Theresa May government, Boris Johnson wins from Uxbridge, getting another seat for Tories.
And...Nigel Farage pops in with his comment
Famous Brexit supporter Nigel Farage tweeted his views in support of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn. He said: "Corbyn's personality much stronger and more sincere than May. He's picking up Remain voters in London and UKIP voters elsewhere."
Angus Robertson from leading Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon's party loses seat in UK election. Robertson who led the SNP in the British parliament, lost to Conservative Douglas Ross in the constituency of Moray in northeast Scotland.
As more number of Conservatives hold seats, the gap between them and Labour reduces. Right now, it is 14 seats.
UK newspapers headlines play on election drama
"Britain on a knife edge," headlined the pro-May Daily Mail, while the conservative Sun tabloid described the situation as "Mayhem," saying there was fear of a "coalition of chaos" led by the opposition Labour party.
"May's big gamble fails," said The Times, an angle also favoured by the business daily The Financial Times, while the pro-Labour Daily Mirror said May's job was "hanging by a thread" after her election bet seemed to have failed.
Conservative candidate, Iraq-born Nadhim Zahavi wins in Stratford Avon.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan congratulates Labour MP from Tooting Dr Rosena Allin-Khan over her win
First words from Labour's Jermy Corbyn
As early results show Labour with 25 seats, Corbyn says his campaign 'changed politics'
Results in 36 seats declared, out of which 22 went to Labour and a mere ten went to Conservatives. Young men and women in Britain, seen to be supporting Labour, expressed happiness with the results declared so far.
Conservatives hold South Basildon and East Thurrock with Stephen Metcalphe.
Labour also holds Leigh, Wigan.
First change of the night. Labour gained a seat from Scottish National Party in Rutherglen. Ged Killen won here with a narrow margin of 265 votes. Scottish National Party's Margaret Ferrier stood second here. Last time, the party had won with a margin of over 10,000 votes.
Labour hold Llaneli and Wrexham with Nia Griffith and Ian Lucas emerging as winner taking their tally to 12.
Darlington results announced. Labour holds seat here with Jenny Chapman.
Results for 13 seats of 650 seats in House of Commons have been declared. Eight of these went to Labour, while Conservatives secured five.
Labour candidate Sue Hayman wins in Workington
Conservatives also hold in Basildon and Billericay.
Marcus Jones steer Conservatives to win in Nuneaton
Charles Walker from Conservatives wins Broxbourne.
Pound tumbles with news of hung parliament
Sterling weakened by nearly 2 cents to $1.27 after the poll suggested May's Conservative Party would not win enough seats in Parliament to take office alone, a result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks.
Conservative hold in Kettering
Labour holds in Newcastle upon Tyne North with Catherine McKinnell
Conservative open their account finally. They hold Swindon North, as Justin Tomilson wins the seat.
Labour holds Newcastle East. Nick Brown wins from here.
Labour holds Sunderland Central seat taking their party's tally to 3. Julie Elliott is re-elected.
Greens follows suit; Party Co-leader rules out support for Conservative party
Former Lib Dem leader shoots down chances of coalition with Tories
Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says can't see circumstances in which party would support Conservative administration, reports news agency Reuters.
The margin of error in these exit polls is 20 seats, which leaves room for several scenarios:
Hung Parliament: No Clear Winner
If neither main party wins a clear majority, markets will have to deal with considerable uncertainty over who will form the next government
Landslide victory for May
A big majority would allow her to make compromises with Brussels , in contrast to a hardline approach to date
May Wins With Enhanced Majority
The Conservatives' lead fell sharply after May announced plans to make elderly voters pay more towards their old-age care
May Wins But No Overall Gains: 12-Seat Majority Or Less
With less room for manoeuvre domestically, she will be able to reject compromises proposed by Brussels
A clear win for Corbyn would force many investors to redraw their assumptions on both Brexit and the fiscal outlook.
What happens next if exit polls are right?
- If this does translate into a hung parliament when results come through, Theresa May as incumbent prime minister will have the first shot at trying to form a government -- either as a minority or in coalition with others.
- If May did manage to do this, she would then go to the House of Commons to see if her government could survive a motion of confidence, probably after the state opening of parliament on June 19.
- But if May could not form a government or did not survive the motion of confidence, she would be expected to hand in her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.
- The monarch would then be likely to invite Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour party, to try to form a government. That, again, could be a minority or coalition administration.
- If no government can command the confidence of the House of Commons, parliament can be dissolved and another election held.
Meawhile, whatever the result may be, this cool gent has his opinion sorted
Labour holds government in Houghton & Sunderland South. Bridget Philipson wins from here.
New Castle beat Sunderland to become the first place to declare results. Sunderland has been the first to declare results on earlier occasions.
First results in from New Castle, Labour holds power here.
Conservatives largest party, still a hung parliament
Exit polls predict the Conservatives are set to win 314 seats, followed by Labour on 266, the Liberal Democrats on 14 and the Scottish National Party on 34, the poll for the BBC, Sky and ITV showed.
Exit poll shows no party wins overall majority in British election. The exit polls also predict Theresa May is set to continue her stint as Prime Minister of Britain.