UK Election Live: Exit Polls Favour Theresa May, Rule Out Conservative Majority

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UK Election Live: Exit Polls Favour Theresa May, Rule Out Conservative Majority

UK election: Britain is holding snap polls after over four decades.

Exit polls of UK elections favour Theresa May continuing her term as Prime Minister. The snap elections were announced by May on April 18. This elections determine who gets to negotiate Britain's departure from the EU over the next two years, and the strength of mandate that the government will have in parliament for five years. Chief contenders for the post are Theresa May, representing the Conservatives, against Jeremy Corbyn from Labour Party. May's popularity had seen a dip in the past three weeks. The counting began immediately after the polls closed and by dawn the picture of who has won should be clear.
 

Here are the live updates of UK election:


Jun 09, 2017
04:23 (IST)
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Jun 09, 2017
03:09 (IST)

The British currency was trading at $1.2751, down 1.5 percent from the day-before level.
Jun 09, 2017
02:56 (IST)
Conservative to emerge as largest party with 314 seats, show exit polls

The exit poll predicted the Conservatives would win 314 seats and the Labour Party 266, meaning no clear winner and a "hung parliament". Political deadlock in London could derail negotiations with the other 27 EU countries ahead of Britain's exit from the bloc, due in March 2019, before they even begin in earnest.
Jun 09, 2017
02:43 (IST)
As exit polls begin coming in, a Brit researcher pays a fun tribute to them

Jun 09, 2017
02:41 (IST)
Sterling falls after UK election exit poll shows PM May short of majority, reports news agency Reuters.
Jun 09, 2017
02:39 (IST)
The Conservatives were 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.


Jun 09, 2017
02:37 (IST)
Exit poll shows no party wins overall majority in British election, reports news agency Agence France Presse. It also shows that Theresa May is expected to continue her stint as Prime Minister of Britain.
Jun 09, 2017
02:34 (IST)
Voting closes across Britain. Counting is beginning shortly.
Jun 09, 2017
02:20 (IST)
In case you missed it, here are the major parties battling it out this elections

Conservative: The current Prime Minister Theresa May is the candidate for this party. They're called tories by common folk. She has repeatedly called for "strong and stable leadership"

Labour: This is the opposition party. Their socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn is leading the front for them. This time he personally met many young voters.

Liberal Democrats: They were almost wiped out in the last elections. Their candidate is Tim Farron.

Scottish National Party: This party only puts up candidates in Scotland. Their candidate, Nicola Sturgeon, is the current First Minister of Scotland.

UK Independence Party: This pro-Brexit party has lost its only Member in the Parliament.

Pollsters say, that the contest effectively is between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.
Jun 09, 2017
01:56 (IST)
A first time voter

Jun 09, 2017
01:48 (IST)
Less than an hour to go till polling closes

Jun 09, 2017
00:22 (IST)

Jun 08, 2017
16:33 (IST)
European Stocks Ahead At Open As Britons Vote

Europe's main stock markets drifted higher at the open on Thursday in cautious deals as Britons began voting in a snap general election.
Jun 08, 2017
16:26 (IST)
Tough Campaigning Before Active Voting

The campaign was hit by a suicide bombing at a Manchester concert on May 22, which killed 22 people including seven children, followed by Saturday's knife and van attack in central London, which left eight dead.

Campaigning was twice suspended in the aftermath of the attacks, which May blamed on "evil" Islamist ideology.


Jun 08, 2017
16:24 (IST)
Ballot Box Out For Public Thrice In 2 Years

It is the third time Britain has gone to the polls in two years, twice for a general election and once for the EU referendum, and voter fatigue appeared to be an issue among the early voters.
Jun 08, 2017
16:22 (IST)
From Schools To Windmill, Millions Casting Votes In Polling Stations

With security high, millions of voters are casting their ballots in polling stations ranging from schools and public buildings to churches, pubs and even a windmill and a launderette.
Jun 08, 2017
16:13 (IST)
Conservative candidate for Bath, Ben Howlett tweets:
Jun 08, 2017
16:11 (IST)

Jun 08, 2017
16:03 (IST)
Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves a polling station after casting his vote. (AFP)


Jun 08, 2017
14:19 (IST)
The Prime Minister Casts Her Vote


Jun 08, 2017
14:05 (IST)
Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, and her husband Peter Murrell, leave a Polling Station after casting their ballot paper, in Glasgow, Scotland as Britain holds a general election. (AFP)



Jun 08, 2017
13:54 (IST)
Key Points From Manifestos From Parties

BREXIT

Conservatives:
Prime Minister Theresa May has already outlined her negotiating demands, saying she will seek a departure from the European Union's single market and an end to free movement of people.

Labour:
The party will accept Britain's departure from the European Union, but will fight to retain benefits of the single market, vowing in its manifesto not to leave the bloc without a deal.

IMMIGRATION

Conservatives:
The Tories will try to reduce annual net migration to the tens of thousands, down from 248,000 in 2016 although some senior party figures are sceptical whether this can be achieved.

May has promised that Britain will end freedom of movement with European citizens following Brexit.

Labour:
Jeremy Corbyn's party has made no pledge to reduce immigration, saying in its manifesto that it "believes in fair rules and reasonable management of migration".

Click here for more pointers from the manifestos

Jun 08, 2017
12:59 (IST)
Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has to say this:
Jun 08, 2017
12:58 (IST)
A person pushes a bicycle as they arrive at a Polling Station to cast their ballot paper and vote in London on June 8, 2017. (AFP)

Jun 08, 2017
12:56 (IST)
Jeremy Corbyn: Radical Peril Or Amiable Underdog?

A 68-year-old socialist stalwart who has never held major office, opposition Labour party leader Corbyn began the campaign as rank outsider, trailing Prime Minister Theresa May on the existential question of Brexit.


Jun 08, 2017
12:15 (IST)
And David Cameron's pick is:

Jun 08, 2017
12:13 (IST)
Best wishes from former Britain Prime Minister David Cameron:

Jun 08, 2017
12:02 (IST)
What Opinion Polls Say?

Polls initially supported Theresa May gamble, giving her Conservative Party a double-digit lead over its nearest rival, the main opposition Labour Party.

However, the Conservatives' advantage has eroded over the campaign, with pollster YouGov even suggesting on May 30 that the party could fall short of a majority, meaning they would need the support of another party to govern.

But in its latest estimations published on Wednesday, YouGov put the Conservatives seven points ahead of its long-time rival.

ICM put the Conservatives a comfortable 12 points ahead of Labour, a vast difference to a Monday poll by Survation which forecast a gap of just one point.
Jun 08, 2017
11:57 (IST)
Security on voting day was reviewed following the London attack, with the city's Metropolitan Police force implementing a "specialist and highly flexible operation" which it said could be deployed as needed.
Jun 08, 2017
11:54 (IST)
Candidates contesting from top positions are Theresa May from Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn from Labour Party.


Jun 08, 2017
11:43 (IST)
All You Need To Know About UK General Election 2017

Theresa May, who came to power without a national vote last year after David Cameron's resignation, called the election three years early after just one year in charge.


Jun 08, 2017
11:39 (IST)
JUST IN: Polls open in Britain's general election
Jun 08, 2017
11:33 (IST)
Here is what Jeremy Corbyn has to say as voting begins in UK:
Jun 08, 2017
11:32 (IST)
Britain Prime Minister Theresa May's message on eve of snap elections:

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