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people around him I think organisationally, pretty weak. What


is going to happen to Brexit now? Theresa May called this election in


order to pursue the kind of Brexit you wanted and it doesn't look as


though she'll get the majority she wanted? What a huge error, to pick a


remainor to lead a Brexit negotiation. Massive mistake. I


think if we do get a Corbyn coalition, then Brexit is in some


trouble. And if Brexit is in some trouble,


will you come back into active politics and fight for what was


voted for only last summer? I would have absolutely no choice but to do


exactly that. That is interesting. We have to go.


We may be able to come back to you. But we have a result.


I here by give notice that the total number of votes given for each


candidate at the election is as follows:


Independent, 1,234. Green Party, 866. Liberal Democrats, 4,401.


Labour Party, 25... APPLAUSE


25,292. Conservative Party, 22... CHEERING


22,876. The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 32. UK Independence Party,


357. So Jane Ellison is defeated in Battersea. Labour takes Battersea.


And the swing in Battersea, let's see what that is. 46% and a swing of


10% from Conservative to Labour in an area that's almost 80% in favour


of Remain. Just under 80% in favour of Remain. I want to go back to


Nigel Farage, who we interrupted for that result. The last thing you said


was tantalising. You said you'd have to come back into active politics,


that's what you plan, is it? It's not what I plan. It's not what I


want. I was thrilled to lead Ukip to pressure Cameron into offering the


referendum, into working in that referendum campaign and into


winning. We've triggered Article 50. I thought it was all done. Mrs May


went for the big majority. She was found out, I think in this campaign.


What's remarkable about Corbyn's achievement is he's getting


Remainers in London voters for him. But he's getting Ukip voters around


the rest of the country voting for him too. Of course, he's not going


to be able to form a Government on his own, if it works out that way.


If we get a coalition with him and the SNP and whoever else, then we


may well be looking down the barrel of a second referendum. Is the whole


Brexit campaign, the Brexit decision, is it all in jeopardy now,


is the time table - does it mean anything any more? Well, let's see.


There's a long way to go. But I do think this: Let's say the other


result happens. Let's say May scrapes through with a small


majority or forms a minority government I don't know, I'm not


sure her credibility will be strong in Brussels. I think yes, the time


table, whatever happens here, is likely to get pushed back. How


confident are you that there'll still be what's called a hard Brexit


thaw wanted and that you think you won a year ago? I was always a bit


suspicious with Mrs May as to whether we get. It she was asked in


the campaign repeatedly, having backed Remain did she now believe in


Brexit, not once did she say yes. She just said she was carrying out


the will of the people. This may prove to be unfinished business.


Vicar of bray you think she is. I do, very much so. Yes, and in the


end, I think, when Corbyn said that they would end free movement, when


Corbyn said that under Labour we would leave, I think he kind of


boxed off Brexit as an issue for Ukip voters, many of whom did not


see the party as being relevant in this campaign. And ultimately the


shock we're seeing here tonight is all about personality. Ukip voters


want somebody they think is speaking for them. They want somebody who is


for change and what Theresa May tried to do is try to be the


establishment figure. Corbyn I thought through the campaign looked


comfortable in his skin. He appeared to be enjoying trchlt the Prime


Minister came -- the Prime Minister came across as insincere and Frankly


robotic. An Dumar has a question for you -- Andrew Marr has a question


for you. Do you think those very pro-Brexit, strong Brexit MPs in the


Tory Party will try to remove Theresa May as Prime Minister? Yes.


I also think - actually Andrew, I think on both sides of the debate


within the Conservative Party the Prime Minister's credibility as


leader of that party is fatally damaged. Thank you very much. Let's


rejoin Emily. We have got another result. Another gain for Labour.


From the Conservatives. This is their fourth gain of the night.


Labour have yet to lose a seat but it's early days. You can see


Stockton south puts Paul Williams in as the new MP for Labour here on 48%


share of the vote. You can see what has helped that along, as Mr Farage


was saying, Labour has picked up a lot of their vote. The Conservative


share hasn't moved at all. The swing here It's pretty solid from


Conservative to Labour. This was number 47 on the Labour target list.


They were hoping it would be competitive here. An outside chance


and they've picked tup. What I want to show you, because I've been


referring to this at intervals through the night so far is how our


exit poll compares to the results in so far. At one point it looked as if


we might have to recalibrate because the Conservatives were much lower


down on the exit poll than they were in real results. Now you can see


based on the results so far, just under 50 results so far, you can


actually see what's happened. The exit poll and the results so far are


showing much more similar pictures now. Ukip down in both 12%. The SNP


down 11 here. A bit further in real life and you can see what's happened


more or less the Conservative and Labour votes evening out and proving


the exit poll right so far. This is the result we've had in the last few


moments. Ealing central and Acton held by Labour. An important seat


this. The Greens stood aside to help Labour. Certainly she's on a


whopping 60% share of the vote now. It was number two on the


Conservative target list. But it looks as if Labour's having quite a


good night in London, so far. Conservatives down eight. Labour up


16%. They didn't need a very big swing to take this one. But you can


see what's happened. It's gone massively towards Labour. A bit like


that seat Putney, earlier, where Justine Greening held on. You're


seeing big swings to Labour. The direction of travel certainly


favours Labour in London so far tonight.


If the exit poll is proving right, that has the Conservatives short of


an overall majority. Boris Johnson, who has a vested interest in all


this, of course, the Foreign Secretary, talking about the odds of


his becoming Prime Minister have fall ton 5-1. He is -- fallen to


5-1. Whether he's being asked questions or not I do not know. ...


Contain themselves until they see - hello, how are you? Do you still


want to be leader of your party, Boris? Yeah well, quite sensibly not


answering any of that. Kirsty bring us up to date on what's going on in


Scotland. Well, we are about to get our first Glasgow seat. The SNP


seems to have held on by their finger nails, possibly with a


majority of less than 100. Glasgow central, a swing to the SNP two


years ago, that too may be in jeopardy. That's extraordinary


because the council has just lost, the Labour council, has just lost to


the SNP just a matter of months ago. Big change in Glasgow. Swings to


Labour. We don't know yet whether or not Glasgow central will go to


Labour. There's no doubt the SNP majority are going to be smashed.


After that Angus vote, that result, there is this tantalising result,


that if the exit poll was a little out, it could be the new


Conservative MPs in Scotland which give Theresa May a slender majority.


That would be extraordinary. Very much indeed. Well now we are at


2. 10am. Our exit poll which we gave at 10pm has not been changed yet in


the results we've had in. We've had 100 declared. We haven't yet gone


from the exit poll to what we call a forecast, which is when the results


that come in modify the exit poll. We're still saying Conservatives the


largest party on 314. Labour on 266. The SNP on 34. The Liberal Democrats


on 14. And Plaid Cymru on 3. The Greens on one. That's what we're


holding for the moment. We're ten minutes late with our news on the


hour, because so much is happening here in the election centre at the


BBC. But let's now have our news. With more than 90 seats counted in


the general election, Labour have gained three seats, one from the


SNP? Scotland and three from the Tories.


Labour have gained two seats - one from the SNP in Scotland and one


An exit poll for the BBC, ITV, and Sky has predicted the Tories


will be the biggest party - but that they won't win


It says they will have lost 17 seats, while Labour


The night began with a big projection, the exit poll.


But remember, it's still just a forecast.


It has the Conservatives as the largest party but short


Labour have held Wrexham, an area Theresa May visited several times


during the campaign. They held on in Darlington too, where only a


marginal swing to the Tories was nothing like the kind of shift they


need to fulfil Mrs May's hope of a big majority.


The SNP could be on course to lose a number of seats. Just look at the


mood in Hastings, hardly beaming confidence where the Home Secretary


is defending her seat. I'm just quietly waiting and keeping on eye


on everybody and everything. For some in Labour it's already a much


better night than they'd hoped. Theresa May's authority has been


undermined by this election. She is a damaged Prime Minister whose


reputation may never recover. The exit poll suggests the Tories would


have 314 seats, These exit polls have


been wrong in the past. I think in 2015 they


underestimated our vote. In a couple of elections before


that, they overestimated our vote. It's the real votes that count


though. There's the traditional race to see which constituency could


declare first. But two other seats won by Labour in north-east England


show the Tories have done better than the exit poll might have


suggested. The festival of democracy has been on full show. Watch out for


some upsets through the night. At least one minister's seat could be


in question and Ukip's vote appears to be collapsing in places. Jeremy


Corbyn arrived home in his North London constituency. If the exit


poll is correct, a big if, he will have confounded the expectations of


even some of his own MPs. While Theresa May's gamble to win big in a


snap election will have failed. The truth, inside those ballot


boxes, is still to be fully revealed.


With the news of the exit poll, the pound has been falling


against other currencies - including the dollar and the euro.


Let's get the latest reaction now from Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore.


That's right. The most immediate reaction in the markets as you say


has been from the British pound falling nearly 2% against the US


dollar after the exit poll suggested the Conservative Party could lose


its Parliamentary majority. It had recovered a little bit on some


evidence that the exit poll may not have been entirely accurate when we


saw the first results come in. I've been speaking to analysts and they


say it's likely the pound will continue falling through the day. A


hung Parliament being the worst case scenario for the pound, given the


political uncertainty it brings, because it complicates Brexit talks


even further. Uncertainty is something markets and investors


don't like. Having said all that, though, most Asian markets that have


opened are higher but only just. Welcome back to our Election Centre.


We are not yet doing it, but we are about I think to slightly increase


but not by very much, the forecast for the Conservative seats. It's


still going to be short of an overall majority. We'll get the


figures in a moment. Laura? This seems to be being borne out in Tory


headquarters. Ministers now do not expect to outperform the exit poll.


That means privately, as we speak, there is acceptance and discussion


of the fact that senior Tories do not now expect to have an overall


majority. That means if of course by the morning that remains the same,


Theresa May's roll of the dice looks to be one to have biggest political


mistakes we may have seen for some time. Jeremy Corbyn smiling in his


constituency. Like a Cheshire cat. He was elected by Labour Micks to


the -- Labour members to the establishment. The Labour ministers


tried to get rid of him, he was re-elected twice and now he looks to


have achieved one of the biggest political upsets in many, many


years. He's relished this campaign. You have seen day-by-day he's looked


more confident as if he's enjoyed it more and more, and he has, from the


time when he took on the Labour Leadership, believed that if given


the chance, he could begin to put together a sort of coalition of


young people of former Greens, people who'd moved away from the


Labour Party in the late 2000s and that might possibly be some way


towards getting Labour into power. Even 24 hours ago, even today,


nobody in the Labour Party would predict this kind of result. Both


the main parties got their numbers wrong if this is right. So what


happens in your experience, at Westminster if Theresa May goes back


without an overall majority in the House of Commons? I think the idea


that the Tories would somehow give up on trying to hold on to power is


for the birds. I think if she manages internally to stay on,


she'll try to put together a Government with, the technical


process is they'd put forward a Queen's Speech and get the others to


vote them down. Here is another result.


Angus Robertson, Scottish National Party, SNP, 18,478. Douglas Ross,


Scottish Conservative and unionist, 22,


CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. The Conservatives take that seat.


Angus Robertson asking two questions on behalf of the SNP is out of the


House and Douglases have there for the Conservatives. This is


significant because the SNP have been the third biggest party in


Westminster. So this is the equivalent of the Westminster leader


of the Lib Dems losing at a different kind of election. The


Tories pour huge resources into this, it seems to have paid off.


There's the result. A majority for the Conservatives of just over


4,000, taken from the SNP, the share of the vote 48% for the


Conservatives, 39% for the SNP, 11% for Labour. We can see those figures


there. Apparently we can't... I was going to show you them. 48%


Conservative, 39 SNP, 11% Labour, 2% Lib Dems. There is the change. It's


a swing from the SNP to the Conservatives of 14%.


Angus Robertson, leader of the SNP in Westminster is out. The


Conservatives take the seat. We have now had 122 declarations in and so


far Labour are up 5, Conservatives down 2, the SNP are down 3. That is


how we stand at the moment. We were talking about what is going


to happen and perhaps we should just talk about that. We have just been


rejoined by Peter Kellner, our election expert. Everybody around


this table ought to be an expert by now, but what do you think? Plenty


of practise recently. The SNP are down almost everywhere. We have had


a result from Scotland, by about 15 or 16, they'll end up on the current


form with about 35% of the vote, they'll be the largest party. They


may have a majority of seats but Fuad together the votes from the


Unionist Parties, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, they will


be almost outnumber votes of the SNP by almost 2-1. What do you deduce


from that? This skills Scottish independence. Do you think voters


were voting on the independence referendum? I think the SNP mandate


to have a referendum, they still have a majority in the Scottish


Parliament. They'll be the biggest party at Westminster of Scotland.


The votes tell a story that I think independence... I'm hearing that


Labour are also expecting to take Glasgow North East and wit question,


the metaphorical question on the ballot paper in Scotland was about


whether or not people wanted a second referendum, it was a


different question being asked to in other parts of the country. We have


a declaration coming from Greatkm Grimsby. Let us hear this. Liberal


Democrat, 954. The Conservative Party candidate, 14,980. Ukip,


1,648. Independent, 394. Labour Party, 17,545.


APPLAUSE. So, there is the result from Great


glimpse biwhich was nearly 50th in the Conservative hoped for. Labour


held on to it. Majority of 2,565. Let us see what the change and swing


was, 49% for Labour, it was up 1%, Conservative vote up 16%. Ukip vote


down 20%. The swing, Labour to Conservative, just over 3%. This is


another kind of the seats where the Tory state was they hoped to


replicate everywhere, that the Ukip vote they expected was swinging


across to them. That hasn't happened here. The numbers showed a huge drop


in the Ukip vote. Clearly, lots of those voters went back to Labour


rather than going across to the Tories. We mentioned it briefly


earlier that perhaps it was a strategic mistake for the Tories to


go very aggressively after that kind of vote rather than trying to... Why


do you think that is? You have been travelling around listening to all


of the constituents? I think there are a variety of reasons. Partly a


misinterpretation of who Ukip voters were, it wasn't Allwright wing,


there were plenty of traditional voters but also the Tory campaign's


been full of missteps. Theresa May you turning over one of her policies


which caused anxiety among older voters, people who are seen as small


C Conservative, olders voters were worried about this and we saw the


Labour Party cut through over police cuts. The awful terror attacks that


have froze the campaign at two different moments, the Labour Party


allowed to put together two issues, if you like, they were already


campaigning hard on austerity, they put together with the issue of


security and we heard that on the doorstep, that coming back, people


were concerned about police cuts. I think that's probably one of the


issues we have seen here that will have cut through, that took the


shine off the Tories at early stages and the early confidence that people


had in Theresa May. I said we were going to turn our exit poll into a


forecast on the basis of the results we have had in, 137 now. We have


still got 500 or so to go. Let us just see here on the facade of the


House of Commons what we are now saying. Conservatives on 322, 396


would give them an overall majority. Labour on 261, the Conservatives


still the largest party. We have a result, Emily? Another


Conservative gain in Scotland. A handsome majority of 3,359. This was


128 on the target list, it wasn't within any of our sights, so they've


done extraordinarily well. Interesting to see not just the SNP


falling here but also Labour as well, maybe there's been a tactical


vote, a unionist vote towards the Conservatives, they're up 21%. I


said earlier we probably wouldn't be a bigger swing than the one we had


in Angus, this is another 16% swing from the SNP to the Conservatives


which land this one in safe Conservative territory. Tasmina act


head-Sheikh in second place, she took it from Labour last time. The


North West of England, this is Labour's fifth gain of the night,


54% share of the vote, David Nuttall is pushed out, that rebellious


Conservative MP is out and James Frith takes his place. 13% increase


in the share of the vote there. You can see how handsome that is from


the Conservative to Labour. One more that's just come in. Labour having a


very good night in Scotland. As are the Conservatives, to be fair. A


Labour gain from the SNP there in Midlothian on 36% to 34% share of


the vote. Owen Thompson out, Danielle Rowley is in and you can


see the drop in the SNP share of the vote, both those parties up. Lib


Dems not making much movement here. And the swing there is also of 11%.


We saw those ginormous swings of up to 40% towards the SNP last time


around and it looks as though Labour and the Conservatives are starting


to make some waves of their own north of the border in Scotland with


the gains back, suggesting that they are trying to push into the long


grass any talk of a second independence referendum. We'll come


back to you when we have some more. Thank you very much, Emily. Some


more comments from people. We are in an extraordinary situation where


Lord Ashcroft, the former Conservative chairman's just put out


a message saying: Kevin Maguire has tweeted a similar


thing. Ruth Davidson, has sent a message out saying fantastic in


Moray. So many, many Tories feeling that what they are doing in Scotland


could be the difference between them being in Government and not.


And interestingly, the Tories sofar tonight gained three in Scotland and


have lost four in England. Exactly. The new forecast, 322 Conservative


seats, still short of a majority, but politically, there's a big


depinks between the original forecast of 314 on those numbers the


Conservatives might well have failed to get a Queen's Speech through


Parliament. With 322 if that is the final figure, and it could move


either way, then it will be a Conservative Queen's Speech. They


may need to butter up the Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland but


there's not an anti-Tory coalition of left and centre-left parties and


Scottish Nationals and so on that could combine to defeat the Tories.


So humiliated but they would carry on? Yes. Be but humiliated? Yes, but


if it moves another few seats up, they could have a majority, another


few seats down they may be out. We are in the area of small


differences, we'll be up well into the morning because the final few


results may determine the politics. I think that's absolutely right on


that forecasting. We can be relatively confident that the


unionist MPs in Northern Ireland would prop Theresa May up if the


numbers are in that kind of zone. The big flaw in that argument is


that her own authority would have been so damaged from chucking a ball


into the roulette wheel and making such a strategic error. All right,


thank you very much. We are going to go to Putney, then I want to talk to


Margaret Beckett in Derby about Labour. Let's go to the Education


Secretary Justine Greening in Putney. You only just scraped back


in Putney, didn't you? Well, I'm delighted to have been


re-elected as the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfield. It's


always a tough battle here in London, that's what we have seen


tonight. I think the other factor behind this is very much young


people really for the first time in many years finally choosing to use


the vote that they've got in the ballot box but yes, I'm delighted to


be able to continue to serve my local community. What is it about


the Conservative Party that doesn't appeal to young people? I think


Labour very much offered young people something that was appealing


to them in terms of the obvious policy around tuition fees, the fact


that it's unaffordable, the IFS said it had a black hole in a way was not


something that particularly necessarily dissuaded them from


thinking it was a policy they wanted to vote for. It's early on in the


evening and a lot of the seats that declare early now are more urban


seats. I think it's worth pointing out that Battersea and Putney are


the two seats in our country with the very youngest demographics, so


we have particularly seen that perhaps coming through in the votes


here. There is a very long way to go in this election through the course


of the night. We have made the forecast of 322,


short a majority. What's the future of the Tory Party and of Theresa May


and the Brexit negotiations if that is the final result? Well, I don't


think at this point it's particularly worthwhile getting into


speculation. There are huge numbers of results to still come through. As


I said at the beginning of this, London is always an incredibly hard


fought political environment. Everybody knows that down here who's


been out on the doorstep. I'm just delighted that I've been re-elected


to represent my own community. It's one that I've represented for 12


years. I think it's fantastic that I get the chance to continue to do


that. Due expect a majority of 60, 70, 100, for the Conservatives? I


think it was very difficult to tell exactly how the election would play


out, not least because actually when you look at the polls, national


polls, but in practice we all know that perhaps results have never been


more regionally driven. Therefore the days that we can really look at


a global picture of somehow was going on across the UK and rely on


it to give us any kind of an accurate sense of what's really


happening on the ground, I think are gone. We saw that in some of the


poll that's were reported in the papers, this morning. I've often


thought that in 2005, if you'd interviewed a thousand people in my


constituency of Putney would you really see the swing that I was


about to get to get elected, I don't know. It shows it's exceptionally


hard in these political climates to see what's going on on the ground.


That's what we're seeing tonight. Does it make sense in those


circumstances to say I've concluded the only way to guarantee certainty


and stability for the years ahead is to hold this election which I've


said over and over again I won't hold. Words of the Prime Minister. I


think the Prime Minister was right to recognise that Britain was in a


very different place now than we were in 2015 and it was right to go


to the country and to ask them the question about what their views


were, what people's views were about the direction that they wanted for


the future. It may be, what we're seeing in this vote, is that people


are still in a debate about what that future direction should be. But


it is very, very early days. So I think it's easy to pick on some


results in some parts of the country and say that they are going to be


massively representative. I suspect you'll continue to see some very


locally driven results that will, on occasion, contrast, as we've seen


the Conservatives doing very well in Scotland, less well in London and I


think we'll have to see how this plays out through the night. Thank


you very much. As I said we're joined from Derby now by Margaret


Beckett. Good evening. If I'm not mistaken, you were one of the people


who gave Jeremy Corbyn your support in the leadership for the Labour


Party on the grounds there should be a fair contest and afterwards said


you were a complete moron for having done it. Are you still a moron?


Somebody else said that, I didn't think it was right to dissent. But


yes, I agree that it was a good thing to widen the debate. Then I


realised that it might be thought that I was suggesting that people


should vote for someone who as Jeremy was, had no experience at all


on the frontbench and so I made haste to say I think he should be


part of the debate, I don't think he should necessarily be the leader.


There you go. What do you make of what's happening? Well, there's no


question that I think the two things that I don't think you can dispute


about this election campaign, is that Jeremy has performed infinitily


better than anybody, probably including Jeremy, ever expected he


could. And that Theresa May has performed infinitily worse than


anybody expected she could. It's the conventional wisdom but why is it


conventional, because sometimes it's also wise, the British people don't


tend to like having an election they didn't have to have. What is the


consequence going to be if we're seeing a much weakened Prime


Minister, a much damaged Conservative Party? At this stage,


are you thinking there might be a Jeremy Corbyn Premiership? To be


honest, what I'm principally thinking is I'm wondering, fearing I


might say, whether I was pressient when we put our stuff away in the


garage tonight, I said let's do it carefully, because you never know we


might need it again soon. I missed what you said then, I had another


voice in my ear. When we put aware our equipment from the car -- away


the equipment from the car tonight, I said we better do it carefully


because you never know we might need it again soon. It was a joke. I hope


it will remain a joke. As far as the future of the Labour Party goes,


clearly the people you would recognise as on the left of the


party, the part of the party thaw don't occupy, are making the running


now. Whether it's Jeremy Corbyn or somebody else, do you think this is


the new direction Labour's going to go in? Listen, I have always


regarded myself as being either soft left or centre left depending on how


you define these terms. Then other people, if I may say so, usually in


your profession have moved the goal posts around me. It seems to me I've


stayed where I am nearly e all the time -- nearly all the time. How


have we moved the goal posts? You say you're not on the left. Yes, I


think I am on the left. I still think I am. Margaret Beckett, thank


you very much for joining us. We've got two more results in. I just want


to show you this one. There's so much churn overnight it seems that


the Conservatives are taking seats in Scotland from the SNP and it


seems now from the Lib Dems in England. This one is Southport where


John Pugh stood down and maybe that helped the Conservatives. We don't


know. Damian Moore has taken it. Not only have they taken it, but they


have pushed the Lib Dems into third place here. They had this seat


before. The Lib Dems are now in third place. Conservatives on 39%


share of the vote. I can show you what that change looks like. Gains


then for Labour and for the Conservatives. That's at the expense


it seems of Ukip and the Lib Dems. This wasn't a particularly high


Leave area. The Lib Dems would have hoped to do well here. Yet, both


those parties, parties of Leave we now say, seem to have done better.


The swing is 7. 6% towards the Conservatives. So a bit of a ray of


light in England. Can I interrupt you for a result. We'll come back to


you. A result from Renfrewshire east. SNP held. ... Returning


officer for the east Renfrewshire constituency declare that the total


number of votes given to each candidate was as follows: Scottish


Conservative and Unionist, 21,496. Bloody hell. Scottish Labour Party,


14,346. The total number of votes cast was 53,805. The total number of


ballot papers rejected was 67. The ballot papers were rejected for the


following reasons: For want... Something's a little bit awry with


our system here. You should be able to see the SNP. The Conservatives


have leapt two places to top the ballot here. SNP were on 23


thousand. The Conservatives with 21,000 have taken the seat. I'm not


sure what's happened to our figures. No doubt we can sort it out in a


moment. Shall we go back to where we were, Emily. This was number one on


the Plaid Cymru target list, and you can see what's happened here. They


haven't gained it. Labour has held it on 42% share of the vote. Plaid


Cymru has slipped down behind the Conservatives into third place. When


we look at the swing, what might have been on a good night a swing


towards Plaid Cymru, away from Labour, actually becomes a swing as


you can see from the Conservatives to Labour. 2. 1%. We will hand back


now. I think we have Renfrewshire east. We might even have


Dunbartonshire east. ... 869. I, returning officer for the UK


Parliamentary election, in the East Dunbartonshire county constituency


here by give notice that the total notice of votes polled each


candidate - He had a majority of just over 2,000 two years ago.


Scottish Labour Party, 7,531. APPLAUSE


Conservative and Unionist, 7,563. APPLAUSE


Scottish National Party, 15,684. Scottish Liberal Democrats, 21...


CHEERING 21,023. Joe Swinson, former minister


in the coalition for the Liberal Democrats recovers Dunbartonshire


east from John Nichol son, there on the right. Jo Swinson may make a


speech, we don't know. The Lib Dems will be thrilled by that result.


Because she was, when part of the coalition, seen as one of the more


talented of the next generation. For the SNP, John Nicholson another big


name for them gone. A prominent member of the SNP frontbench in


Westminster, somebody who was very often put forward by the party. He


loses his seat... Theresa May arriving at her count at Maidenhead


with her husband there. She'll have heard all this news. She's safe in


her seat in Maidenhead. Will anybody try to question her as she comes to


the count? I'm sure they'll try. Whether she will answer is another


question. She is looking pretty grim faced. Philip May smiling for the


cameras. The only new thing that we've discovered by the Prime


Minister is the naughtiest thing she ever did was walk through a wheat


field as a child. Running through wheat fields was maybe the


naughtiness of it. It seems this is a political disaster for her, this


night. Back no Jo Swinson, who was a feisty performer when she was in the


House of Commons, and could be a leader, potential leader. She's


talked of that sometimes in Lib Dem circles. She is talked of in that


way. Now she's back in Westminster. We'll see there's another former


leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg arriving at his count. As


I was saying, Labour sources have told me they expect to take Hallam


from Nick Clegg. He's looking quite uneasy. She is looking very uneasy.


He had a good campaign. A lot of people thought he spoke well on


Brexit and all the rest of it, wanting the second referendum. I


wonder if he'd be relieved though to perhaps not remain in the House of


Commons having been leader of a small Liberal Democrat party. Since


2015 there was speculation about whether or not he would actually


stand again. I wonder, had this Parliament run to 2020, whether he


would have stood again. The earlier election that was called meant he


did stand again. You suspect that perhaps he will find other things to


do. If your information is correct that he's lost, we need just to make


sure that it is correct. We do. Labour sources have told me they're


confident of taking it. Of course, until we hear it from the returning


officer we can never be quite sure. Certainly his body language would


suggest that. We're also hearing the result on a knife edge for Tim


Farron, the Lib Dem leader too, potentially a recount there. Glasgow


east. Held by the SNP. With a majority of 10,000.


Thank you. The declaration will be made. Gone back to Sheffield.


I am the returning officer at the election held on Thursday, June 2017


do here by give notice the number of votes cast for each candidate at the


election is as follows: Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, 19,756.


APPLAUSE. Jarrad Omar radio, Labour Party,




Logan Robin, Green Party, 823. Ukip, 929. The Conservative Party


candidate, 13,561. The Social Democrats party, 70. Spoilt papers


89 and I here bideclare that Mr O'Mara has the seat. He looks quite


saddened, Nick Clegg, by that. He was the man responsible for the


great experiment in politics in going into the coalition with the


Conservatives and paid a terrible price, his party did, and now


tonight he's paid the price and does look what you might call almost


visibly upset at having lost Sheffield Hallam. He does. He's been


the candidate there for years. He took on the brutal wound from being


part of the coalition. But to lose his seat, rather than being able to


curtail his career at a time of his own choosing, is of course not what


anyone would choose. All political careers end in failure don't they,


but I wonder too for the Liberal Democrats, their USP at this


election was that promise of a second referendum, but the most


prominent exponent of that of all, Nick Clegg, has lost his seat, so


we'll see through the night how that strategy of offering a second


referendum's played out in different places. We have seen Jo Swinson, but


it seems as though there's almost a different election taking place in


Scotland. Lord Ashcroft was saying earlier that Scotland could have


saved the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have now lost two


seats in England but are picking up seats in Scotland. They expect to


lose needs North West. We expect that to be a Labour gain too. This


two tribes election playing out in extraordinarily different ways...


How many Liberal Democrat seats do we have in so far? Our score board


there is showing just one Liberal Democrat seat and no change, is that


correct? I think that is right. Net one? Yes. I hope that is right. But


they may well pick up Vince Cable's old seat, Twickenham, maybe one or


two others in London. Ed Davey. The results we have had in from the


south-west, the Liberal Democrats have gone further back. I don't


think they'll pick anything up. As we said earlier, the Liberal


Democrats would be happy to hold on to what they had and make a couple


of gains. They weren't expecting much else. The victor there in


Sheffield Hallam, Jarrad O'Mara speaking and we'll just hang on for


a moment to see if we can hear Nick Clegg's speech. Let us just remind


you of the figures here in Sheffield.


The swing was from Liberal Democrat to Labour, 4%. Certainly a long


speech being made there but I think he may be coming to the end. I hope


Nick Clegg will be next to speak. I think it's worth hanging on for


that. Voters tell polsters they want politicians to put nation before


party, Nick Clegg did that massively after the 2010 election and it looks


as if voters don't reward politicians who voters before party.


I would like to invite Nick Clegg to say a few words, thank you.


APPLAUSE. Thank you very much for this


opportunity to say a few words and I would obviously like to start by


congratulating see ya Jarrad on his spectacular victory. It's been the


greatest privilege of my life to represent Sheffield Hallam for the


last 12 years and I wish Jarrad O'Mara the best of luck in


representing the families of communities in Sheffield Hallam with


the dedication that they deserve. I also obviously want to fully endorse


what Jarrad said about you as chief returning officer and all of you


staff in once again conducting the elections across our great city so


professionally. So thank you very much indeed. A huge special thanks


from me to Penny Baker, my agent, Andy Sanger and to the whole team


who not only supported me as ever so unflaggingly in this snap general


election, but also in the 12 years in which I have served as an MP in


Sheffield Hallam and prior to that my Liberal Democrat predecessor


Richard Allan as well. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my


heart for everything that you have done. Thank you very much indeed. I


in my time in Parliament, I've never shirked from a political battle,


I've never retreated from the political battlefield, I've always


sought to stand by the liberal values I believe in, but I of course


have encountered this evening something that many people have


encountered before tonight and I suspect many people will encounter


after tonight which is in politics, you live by the sword and you die by


the sword. But I would like if I may to say a couple of words about what


faces the Parliament that is going to be a constitute in a few days'


time in Westminster. It is a Parliament which, in my judgment,


will not only face the excruciating task of trying to assemble a


sensible Government for this country, will not only need to deal


with the agonising decisions we face as a country as we navigate our way


towards Brexit, but as a Parliament that is presiding over a deeply,


deeply divided and polarised nation. We saw that in the Brexit referendum


last year and we see it here again tonight. Polarised between left and


right, between different regions and nations and areas of the country,


but most gravely of all, this huge gulf now between young and old and,


my only plea would be to all MPs, including Jarrad from all parties is


this, that we will not pick our way through the very difficult times


that our country faces if in the next Parliament MPs of all parties


simply seek to amplify what divides them. We must try and reach out to


each other to try and find common ground if we are to heal the


profound divisions. If we do not, it's my judgment that our country


will endure unprecedented hardship and difficulty in the years ahead


and whatever party you are from... Commonly known as Vince Cable,


Liberal Democrats, 34, CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.


The Twickenham result. 34,969. Labour Party, 6,114.


Conservative 25,207. APPLAUSE.


So one goes down and, as one goes down, the other one comes up. Vince


Cable, who was defeated at the last election for Twickenham, the Liberal


Democrat, Business Secretary in the coalition, has retaken Twickenham.


He will have heard of what has happened to Nick Clegg, he may not


have heard what Nick Clegg was saying, a rather moving speech about


the future of young people in the political system and the future that


the new House of Commons faces and the problems. Vince Cable is back. I


suppose... The electorate gives with one hand and takes away with the


other within moments of each other. Let's also remember a very, very


knife edge result in Westmoreland where Tim Farron, the current party


leader, is facing potential defeat. There is chatter about a recount. If


that were to happen, lo and behold, prominent Liberal Democrat Vince


Cable's just walked back into Westminster. With a huge majority.


Let us go to Lucy Manning. Hello from Tim Farron's count where


it's pretty much on a knife edge. We have a recount here. It's a bundle


recount so they are not going through every single vote, but


they're looking at the bundles, there seems to be some votes that


haven't been counted. It seems a bit of a mess down there, but what it


tells us is that this vote is tight. I was told initially perhaps a few


hundred votes in it, that's Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader


who had a majority of nearly 9,000. I think whatberg seeing as the night


develops is that potentially it's a bit dicey for the Liberal Democrats,


not as good as it looked originally. Nick Clegg's lost his seat. -- I


think what we are seeing. They need to get more in Scotland for this to


be a good night for Tim Farron. If he doesn't do well, there'll be


questions about his leadership for the Liberal Democrats.


Thank you very much. We'll come back to you when I can. I was watching


Theresa May's face as she went into her count. I wonder if on the basis


of these results she might actually voluntarily stand down as leader of


the Conservative Party? I think at this stage that's quite a leap. She


didn't make it public ever but it was plain she had ambitions to take


office to be Prime Minister for quite some time. I think if she ends


up at the stage where the forecast is with support from the DUP where


the Tories look significantly more viable and there could be an


alliance, I think the chances of her rescinding the opportunity to put


together a Government are very slim. How long she could stay on doing


that though without making big changes is a different question and


I expect, if the result ends up in this territory by the morning,


she'll have to make changes and broaden out. We have had a result


from Glasgow North East. Let us take that. Scottish Liberal Democrats


637. Scottish National Party, 13,395.


Scottish Labour Party, 13,637. Scottish Conservative and Unionist


Party, 4,106. I declare that Glasgow North East


constituency is in Labour's hands. We'll have the figures there in a


moment. A Labour gain at the expense of the


SNP in north-east Glasgow. Now I'm determined to go and join Mishaal


Hussain who has an extremely appropriate guest, considering what


we have been talking about, with the Liberal Democrats.


Thank you, I'm sitting here with Sir Menzies Campbell and Lord pickles.


Let's talk about your thoughts on seeing Nick Clegg lose his seat in


that way? With great dignity and pointing up in a very sharp way the


fact that these elections with producing, not the kind of unity


which the Prime Minister hoped for, but division north and south, young


and old. Nick Clegg's served his country and his party with great


distinction. He took a bold step in 2010 in the public interest, he got


very little credit for that. Even after the quite tumultuous events of


2015, he buckled down and did, as was pointed out, spear headed the


campaign in relation to the European Union. Your party is in the position


today of having lost his seat, the seat of your current leader Tim


Farron is looking doubtful but you have had Vince Cable re-elected, Jo


Swinson also re-elected. What do you think the future holds, if the party


is in a position of looking for a new leader? Who will it turn to? I'm


not going to get into that speculation, but one can point to


the fact that after I resigned and before Nick Clegg was elected, Vince


Cable was the interim leader. So he has some understanding of leadership


and what the responsibilities are. But it's very good for the party to


have a genuinely heavy hitter back in the Parliamentary party. Let's


not forget Jo Swinson, one to have most talented of the younger


generation of MPs of any party. Back in the House of Commons? And the


fact she's back in the House of Commons is a great advantage.


I worked a lot with Nick Clegg and government. I always found him to be


a thoroughly decent man. I remember talking to a couple of years out


from the election, and he recognised that the Liberal Democrats would pay


a price for being in coalition. He worked hard with us. We know that


ministers are no longer expecting an overall majority. The latest


forecast we have seized the Conservatives ending the night on


322 seats, short of a majority. That means a deal will have to be done.


You said of Theresa May that she is the worst person in the world to do


a deal with. Finish the quote. And the quote is, if you make a


reasonable request, she will generally back it. What that means


in terms of Brexit and putting together a government, if people


come with outlandish ideas, she won't play. She'll will always go


for the national interest. If it is a reasonable process, we are in for


an interesting few days. What went wrong for you? We lost seats. That


is what went wrong. Wide? We have seen a bigger increased in the youth


vote. -- increase. Mr Corbyn managed to get the excitement of that. It


was straightforward pork barrel politics. We will pay for your fees


and write off your debt. That will prove to be extraordinarily


expensive would he attempt to do so. I suspect we may have another


general election. I would like to say a word about Scotland. It is


quite remarkable. The SNP losing to Labour and the Lib Dems, and losing


to the Conservatives. Both of your parties have been saved to some


extent by Scotland. Yes. When you think of the dominance after 2015,


it is quite extraordinary. There is a reason for it. That is the fact


that simply people don't want a rerun of the Independence


Referendum. Thank you both. We are keeping an eye and Jeremy


Corbyn in Islington. We have another important result.


This is a shock result. It is a game for Labour from the Conservatives in


Ipswich. In Suffolk. There is no other red territory around for


miles. Trueblue Tory country. It is the seat of Ben Gummer, who just


five days ago was rumoured to be the new Brexit secretary. Ben Gummer,


not only a cabinet office minister, but who has been instrumental in


writing some of the Conservative Party manifesto, in planning some of


this election campaign, he is now out. I was on the campaign trail


with him a couple of years ago, when he almost expected to lose them. He


held on in 2015. He has now lost to Sandy Martin. Islington North


declaration. It is a very, very safe seat for Jeremy Corbyn. We will


listen to it. And then hopefully hear from Mr Corbyn.


The election of the member of Parliament for Islington North on


Thursday June the 8th 2015. I been the acting returning officer the


election of a member of Parliament to the Islington North constituency


do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each


candidate at the said election is as follows. Keith Angus, Liberal


Democrats, 4946. Suzanne Nandy, Independent, 41. James Toby Clark,


Conservatives, 6871. Jeremy Bernard Corbin, Labour party, 4000 -- 40000


and 86. Michael Adam Foster, 208. Keith


Graham Fraser, UK Independence Party, 413.


Nigel Barrow, the official monster raving loony party, 106.


James William Martin, known as Bill Martin, the Socialist party GB, 21.


Andrew is Mendoza, the commonest league, seven. Caroline Russell,


Green Party, two to nine. -- 2229. The total number of ballot papers


rejected is as follows. Voting for more candidates than the voter was


entitled to, 40. Being on Marker Hotel devoid, 82. The turnout was


73.6%. I do hereby declare that Jeremy Bernard Corbin is duly


elected to serve as member of Parliament for the Islington North


constituency. -- Jeremy Corbyn. Thank you very much. I first of all


want to thank Lesley and her staff for the way this election has been


conducted. I know all the pressures that are put under the staff to


achieve this. Thank you very much to you and all the staff here tonight.


And all those that run our democratic services in this borough.


I also want to particularly thank the police further work today. And


their work last night in helping to ensure that the crowds were all


safe, but also, all the work they did last weekend during the horrors


of the attack that took place on London Bridge and the borrower. It


shows the importance of fully staffed police service. I do thank


the police further work last night -- last weekend and today. It is an


enormous honour to be elected to represent Islington North for the


ninth time in Parliament. And I'm very, very honoured and humbled by


the size of the vote that has been cast for me tonight as the Labour


candidate. And I pledge to represent the people of Islington North in the


best weather I possibly can. And to continue to learn from them as well


as represent them at the same time, because I believe representation is


as much about listening as about telling other people. And so I do


thank the people their support. I also want to say a huge thank you to


Islington North Labour party, two our agent Catherine Sloan, and all


the other people who've worked so hard in this campaign. And


unfortunately, are maybe fortunately for them, I have been on the road


for the last six weeks, so they have been holding the fort. I am very


grateful to them for all they have done. I am also very grateful to all


of my family, and to my wife, and to all the people that have worked so


hard in our team at Labour Party head office, as well as in the


constituency office here, for achieving this incredible result


tonight in Islington, and the results that are coming in from all


over the country. In terms of Islington, this is the highest


turnout at any election is in Islington since 1951. It is the


largest ever vote received for a winning candidate ever in the


history of this borrower. I of it, very humble and grateful to the


people of Islington for this great result. This election was called in


order for the Prime Minister to gain a large majority in order to assert


her authority. And the election campaign has gone on for the past


six weeks. I have travelled the whole country. I have spoken at


events and rallies all over the country. And you know what? Politics


has changed. And politics is not going back into the box where it was


before. What has happened is people have said they have had quite enough


of austerity politics. They have had quite enough of cuts in public


expenditure, underfunding the health service, schools, the education


service, and not giving our young people the chance they deserve in


our society. And I'm very, very proud of the campaign that my party


has run, our manifesto for the many not the few. And I'm very proud of


the results coming in all over the country tonight, of people voting


for hope, voting for hope for the future, and turning their backs on


austerity. CHEERING.


And so if there is a message from tonight's result, it is this. The


Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate. When


the mandate she has got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost


support and lost confidence. I would've that Tsenov to go,


actually, and make way for a government that will be truly


representative of all the people of this country.


And so, we await the rest of the results. But I can assure you of


this. In the new parliament we will do everything we can to ensure that


everything we have said in this campaign, and everything that is


included in our manifesto, is put before Parliament, so that this


country can be a different and, I believe, fundamentally better place.


The participation in this election by many who have not participated in


elections before shows the determination to do something very


differently in this country. And take a different stance towards the


rest of the world. And I'm very proud of what we have achieved here


in Islington. I'm very proud of the campaign our party as waste in this


election campaign. And I'm very confident of the future of the


future that we will grow even faster and further, and that we will be


able to carry out those pledges in our manifesto. To properly fund


health, education, social care, and give all of our young people a real


chance for a future, free from debt and full of opportunity. To the


people of Islington, I say thank you very much indeed. To the people of


this country, I say thank you to all those who have given such support


and such confidence in the Labour Party, and thank you to all those


all over the country who fought so hard for this day. We will carry on


because we believe in a better future for all. Thank you all very


much indeed. CHEERING.


Jeremy Corbyn says it is time for Theresa May to go and make way for


them. We have not had the count from Maidenhead. We will stay with


Maidenhead. When we get the count at least we will be there for the


count. No doubt Theresa May will have some words to say about the


outcome of the election as a whole. Or maybe she will just stick to


thank you. It will be interesting to see if she does. She has been


criticised for not being fulsome in the campaign, giving very little


detail of what she plans to do. She is not the kind of politician, one


of the criticisms levelled at her, who is nimble. That has caused such


trouble. This is a fascinating night. I am


going to take you to Scotland. We have 15 Labour gains. This one from


the SNP in East Lothian. Once again we are seeing it is turning out to


be a tough night for the SNP. Gains for the Conservatives. Not quite as


dramatic swing as we saw in those earlier Tory gains. 8.5%. This is


much more than they needed. This was gained in the Scottish parliament by


Labour. They will be very pleased to have this. Gordon Brown's old seat


of Kirkcaldy. We thought it was safe. It was taken last time round.


Roger Morlan is out and Lesley Laird takes his place. Very tightly


fought. The 23,000 majority under Gordon Brown. The SNP toggled on


9000. This is a slim majority. 259. They got this on more than a 9%


swing. 9.7%. Two more games for the Conservatives. This time it is


Aberdeen South. It has been taken from Callum McCaig of the SNP. This


was number 97 on their target list. 15%, the swing. We have seen the


Conservatives in the region. 15 to 16% when they are taking those seats


from the SNP. Labour were in second place. It was thought to be a Tory


target. And Eire and Carrick. We thought it was safe SNP. You can see


what has happened. The Conservatives on 40%. The SNP moving backwards,


down 15%. This was gained from Labour in 2015. That kind of


churning going from Labour to the SNP to the Conservatives shows that


Scotland is up in the air. And also Peterborough and Bedford.


Am told that Labour is expecting to win Canterbury in Kent. That has


been held by the Conservatives since 1918. If that is confirmed, that


would be the most dramatic example yet of a seat that looked impossible


for Labour, unless we saw significant youth turnout. The big


question was that we didn't know how the electorate would answer it, the


younger part of the electorate who traditionally have stayed at home,


seem to have turned out in droves. What have you got there? Bath is an


interesting one. Chris Patten famously lost here in 1952. This is


an up moment for the Lib Dems on a night which has brought gains and


losses for them and some sad faces in Sheffield Hallam when Nick Clegg


lost. But the Lib Dems have gained this one, the seat of Bath, from the


Conservatives. They needed a 4.1% swing. They have got it on a 9.8%


swing to the Lib Dems. Ukip got 7% of the vote here and that has gone


now. You were just talking about Peterborough. This was number 16 on


the Labour target list, very tightly fought. Just a percentage point


between them. Ukip stood down here again, which the Tories might have


thought would help them retain the seat, but it has gone on a swing


towards Labour of 2.7%. Nobody would forget Chris Patten's face when he


was chairman of the Conservative Party and fought the campaign but


lost his own seat. That was in 1992. Here is Maidenhead. There is the


Prime Minister on the left. We will hear the result of the Maidenhead


vote. No risk of losing the seat. But there is a risk to her political


future. Look at the array of candidates. Stay with us why we hear


how each of them has done. UK Independence Party, 871.


Independent, 16. Lord bucket head, 249. Hill, Anthony


Charles, known as Tony Hill, Liberal Democrats, 6540. Hope, Alan, the


official Monster Raving Loony Party, 119. Andrew Knight, animal welfare


party, 282. Me, Theresa May, the Conservative Party candidate, 37,000


718. -- 37,718. Patrick Meek Donald,


Labour Party, 11200 and 61. -- 11261. The just political party,


52. Bobby Smith, three. Grant Smith, independent, 152. Victor Edmonds,


Christian peoples Alliance, 69. Green Party, 907. The number of


ballot papers rejected was as follows. Want of official Mark,


zero. Voting for more candidates than the vote was entitled to, 19.


Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified, three. Being


unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty, 86. Rejected in part,


zero. Total rejected votes, 108. I hereby declare that Theresa May, the


Conservative Party candidate, has been elected. That is a good example


of what English democracy throws up in these seats where the Prime


Minister is. You get every Tom, Dick and Harry coming in on standing. I


reckon they made ?5,000 in lost deposits. But here is Theresa May to


speak. Thank you very much. First of all, on behalf of myself and all of


the candidates, may I thank the returning officer and all her staff


for the hard work they have put in today in running this election in


the Maidenhead constituency. Can I also thank the police, who have had


an extra job here tonight in ensuring the security of this event.


And thank you to all those who have once again supported me as the


member of Parliament for Maidenhead. It is a huge honour and a privilege


to be elected as the member of Parliament for this constituency,


and I pledge that I will continue to work for all my constituents, as I


have done over the period that I have been your member of Parliament.


This is a wonderful constituency and I look forward to continuing to work


with you and to see further improvements for the lives of those


living in the Maidenhead constituency. As we look more widely


across the country, returns are of course still coming in. We have yet


to see the full picture emerging. Votes are still being counted. But


at this time, more than anything else, this country needs a period of


stability. If, as the indications have shown, the Conservative Party


has won the most seats and probably the most votes, it will be incumbent


on us to ensure that we have a period of stability and that is what


we will do. I would like to thank all of those across the country who


have voted for the Conservative Party today. As we ran this


campaign, we set out to consider the issues that are the key priorities


for the British people - getting the Brexit deal right, ensuring that we


both identify and show how we can address the big challenges facing


our country, doing what is in the national interest. That is always


what I have tried to do in my time as a member of Parliament. And my


resolve to do that is the same this morning as it always has been. As we


look ahead and we wait to see what the final results will be, I know


the country needs a period of stability. Whatever the results are,


the Conservative Party will ensure that we will fulfil our duty in


ensuring that stability so that we can all go forward together. Thank


you. A curious choice of words. The country needs a period of stability,


suggesting that it is not a full parliament she is thinking of. I


think that is true. Ministers privately now say that clearly, they


do not expect to outperform the exit poll. We saw a very shaky Theresa


May there, who does not expect to be walking back into Downing Street


with a majority. Of course, it will only be in the hours to come that we


can confirm whether that is the case. But I think her wording


certainly implied that very heavily. She said there are still votes to be


counted, but if we are the largest party with the largest number of


votes, she said very carefully, it would be incumbent upon us to form a


government. So in the Prime Minister's own words, she chose to


mention the formulation that suggests a hung parliament - the


largest number of votes and the largest number of seats. But that is


half the story. She inherited a lead of 100 seats over Labour. She will


probably end up with a lead of 50 seats over Labour. She inherited a


seven percentage point lead over Labour in the last popular vote. So


yes, she is factually correct, the Conservatives are ahead on votes and


seats, but by only about half the Amanda David Cameron achieved two


years ago. She now has to contend with the horror of her Parliamentary


party. James Forsyth, the political editor of the Spectator, tweeted, do


not underestimate the fury of the Parliament drew party. They are


spitting. So Theresa May now has to try and find a way of communicating


that she is the right leader, if she believes she is. Tim Farron has


retained his seat, the leader of the Liberal Democrats. What has happened


over the last hour is that we have revised our forecast down a bit from


the Conservatives' point of view. Jeremy, you have those figures.


Let's look inside our virtual House of Commons. It is revised in the


Conservatives' they've very slightly. We started the night by


saying the exit poll had them on 314. It is now tempered by some of


the results we have had in. We have now got them on 318, down 13 seats


from the last general election two years ago but up from where we


started. Crucially, it is not crossed the line of three to six,


which is just above half the number of MPs in the House of Commons --


326. So it looks like the Conservatives will not have their


majority in the House of Commons. We have slightly adjusted the Labour


figure, up one. The SNP are on 32, a bad night for them. The Liberal


Democrats, notwithstanding the Tim Farron news we just had, not doing


as well as we thought at the start of evening. Plaid Cymru are still


there with their three seats on the greens with their once it. -- the


greens with their once it. All kinds of other mathematics start to come


in. Sinn Fein MPs could be six by the end of the night. Take those six


away because they don't attend the House of Commons. The Conservatives


are still not quite there, but it brings it a tiny bit closer. The DUP


may have nine MPs by the end of the night. There are natural allies for


the Conservatives in this situation. So if you add the nine to the


Conservatives' 318, you get 327. But take a whirl around the House of


Commons with me now. Yes, there is a lot of blue. But a strengthened


Labour Party, a diminished SNP, a few more Lib Dems. It is really


going to be very complicated politics in here with many more


hours of conversation to come. It did go up to 322 at one point, so


the Conservative figure is moving around. Eastbourne has been taken by


the Liberal Democrats. Nick Robinson is in Islington. Let's join him


before he has to do the today show. It is extraordinary being here at my


local leisure centre and Jeremy Corbyn's local national centre, a


place where he has come for election after election. The result has


always been predictable and just as predictable has been the fact that


no one beyond these walls would listen to a single word he said. And


yet that figure, the maverick, stood on a stage here and effectively


called on the Prime Minister to quit and make him Prime Minister instead


and suddenly, that doesn't sound absurd. Contrast that with the face


of Theresa May, the look of a woman defeated, heavily made up as if she


had been in tears earlier, her voice cracking at times, I thought,


declaring that she would provide the stability the country needed. But


nothing like what she said she wanted to do, which was to have that


big majority which would deliver the country a strong mandate to


negotiate and deliver Brexit. We're going to Boston and Skegness.


Paul Nuttall, the leader of Ukip, fighting that seat.


Matthew Warman, 27,000 271. The number of ballot papers rejected was


as follows. Voting for more candidates than the vote was


entitled to, 11. A pretty humiliating defeat for Paul


Nuttall. 3308 only. Boston and Skegness. The highest area of Vote


Leave macro. Nearly three quarters voted to leave. Not giving him any


traction for Ukip. Let's go back to Nick Robinson. It will be no


surprise to you that Paul Nuttall did not do very well in Boston. Only


got 3000 votes. Just finish the point you were making. Sorry to have


interrupted you. Even a few hours ago when I was outside Jeremy


Corbyn's house, they were looking at those results to see just how much


will we have managed to cut Theresa May's majority. When they arrived


for the count, people were seriously asking questions about whether they


might be the largest party. About whether Jeremy Corbyn might in


certain circumstances be our next Prime Minister. I don't think that


is their central expectation but I know they have left this building to


give that proper and serious thought. They know that he is now in


play. That's the decisions he makes will matter not just for the future


direction of the Labour Party, but the future direction of the country.


Just a few weeks ago that would have seemed completely implausible not


just to most commentators but to Mr Corbyn himself. He has been placed


in a position of power ahead of perhaps the most difficult political


negotiations this country has seen since the Second World War. A


position of power he never, ever dreamt of. You were hearing Theresa


May. What do you think she will actually do know? Clearly she is


severely damaged by this result, particularly when she called an


election after she said she wouldn't. She has an election that


batters her reputation in the course of the campaign and the result.


Where does that leave her in the Tory party and in Parliament? There


are two answers. Where does it leave her in her mind? Probably doing her


duty. In other words, forming a government. If she has the most


seats and the most votes. The second question is, where does it leave her


in the minds of her own Cabinet, her own party? Will they take the view


that she has gambled and lost big-time, and therefore has to be


punished for it? The difficulty with that scenario is wondering who would


replace. If the Tory party were looking for a charismatic figure who


could give hope to the public at a future election, they would turn to


Boris Johnson, no doubt. If instead the job is not about winning the


election but the job is about doing a deal in Europe about those


negotiations, Boris Johnson would be regarded as deeply implausible, not


just in Brussels but by many others Cabinet colleagues. And that is the


place the Tories now find themselves. Do they focus on the


talks in Europe or do they focus on the possibility of another election


sometime soon, which Theresa May, it looks impossible for her to run


again. And if she did, she would surely lose.


There is never any lack of ambition on the Tory backbenches. Let's be


clear about that. But exactly as Nick points out, this is a very


curious position the Tories find themselves in. They ran on


competence, and being a safe pair of hands. Theresa May became Prime


Minister because she was the last grown-up left standing after the


Tory bloodbath over the referendum. But what do they do know? How can


they try in another general election to cling back that message of hope?


Ishii in a position to change her government? Is she in a position to


get rid of the Exchequer, which everybody said she would want to do,


after screwing up the budget? It will be much more pressed upon her


to take the Council of other people. There will be speculation about


whether or not she can cling on as the party leader. One senior Tory


has just said to me in terms of asking her if she can stay on, the


point is with Brexit looming over everything, it is a pretty bad time


to mock about. And I think our first instinct would be to try to convey


that message and stay on. Let's have the latest games. Pretty dramatic


gains for Labour. Warwick and Leamington, the kind of seat you


would expect Labour to take if there were winning the election. This is a


bellwether. Labour won it under Tony Blair is three times. David Cameron


won twice. A close share of the vote. A Labour game. They needed a


6-point 5% swing. They have done it on 7.6. Astonishing to have taken


this. Number 68 on their target list. Canterbury the same. This has


been Conservatives since World War I. It had a majority of 9700. Not


only that, Julian Brazier, the Conservative MP, has been here since


1987. Rosie Duffield has just outed him in the seat of Canterbury in


Kent. Not where you would expect a lot of Labour to appear. An extra


ordinary surge in their share, up 20%. And you can see the


Conservatives have made a tiny gains. That swing has been quite


dramatic. 9.3. You can see further down my list a lot of the Lib Dem


holes. Tom Brake thought he might be in danger. It is a very Leave part


of south London. But he stays in there. He once said it could be the


hardest election he has ever fought. It may well have been. You can see


what kind of a swing it has been. Just towards the Conservatives of


2.2. -- 0.2. Kingston has been taken by Ed Davy for the Lib Dems. Some of


these old faces, Vince cable, Ed Davey, coming back in. 4124


majority. Ed Davy will be very pleased to take this. A rather


bittersweet night for the Lib Dems. They are seeing a former leader like


Nick Clegg loses seat but some of the former MPs from last time around


gained their seats. The Lib Dems have been making gains. Tim Farron


we talked about. Not only has he held on in Westmoreland, but the


9000 majority cut to 777. A massive swing in this part of the world away


from the Lib Dems towards the Conservatives. He has held on. One


more I just want to bring you. Norfolk North, Norman Lamb thought


he might be in danger. But he has, pop -- probably on a personal


popular vote, stays. The Green Party did not stand. That may have helped


the Lib Dems. A 0.7% swing towards the Conservatives but he did well to


hang on. One more. Case in -- Caithness Sutherland and Easter


Ross. The Lib Dems lost that seat in 2015. The SNP came in. The SNP


gained it from third place. It is now Jamie Stone who replaces the Lib


Dem John Thurso. He takes the seat back for the Lib Dems in Scotland.


They are having a pretty good night. All the Unionist parties having a


pretty good night against the SNP in Scotland. Let's have a look at that


swing and see what has happened. Again, a pretty sturdy swing towards


the Lib Dems from the SNP in Scotland. You can see all the Lib


Dem gains here. Some of them are holes and some of them have been


taken. Holds. Amber to extraordinary results for Labour. We are joined by


Alex Salmond. First of all, your own result. Do you think you have held


on? We will just have to wait and see. I feel we are sometime away


from a result yet. It is a very large rural constituency as very --


as well as a varied and rule one. Ballot boxes have to travel a long


way in these parts. What you make of the net loss of 14 seats so far for


the SNP? Yeah, but that is off the tsunami of 2015. I don't think I


expected that to be repeated. I'm an old-fashioned type of politician and


you are an old-fashioned type of interview. I reckon you win


elections by winning more seats and more votes than any of the other


parties. It looks like the SNP will have more seats in Scotland than the


Unionist parties combined. On that measure the SNP will win the


election. You call them the Unionist parties. They have made huge inroads


into the SNP position. What were you, 56 in the last house of


Commons? Yeah. There are two things. But the opinion polls didn't see was


a late recovery in the Labour Party's fortunes. Ironically that


was based on people impressed by Jeremy Corbyn. Many Yes supporters.


Ironically again, that has cost the SNP some seats. Winning more seats


than any other party is important in politics. Theresa May would love to


be in a position now where she could say she is going to win a majority


of seats across the UK. Given that the SNP looked like we might just


have done it again in Scotland, you have to accord the SNP some credit


despite losing some important colleagues. Does it make a second


referendum on independence more likely are less likely? I think


there will be a second Independence Referendum. It is a question of


timing. A third irony of politics is that this -- SNP group will be going


into a parliament where it looks as if it will be very influential


indeed. That influence will be used on behalf of Scotland and on behalf


of Scottish democracy to defend the Scottish Parliament. People in


Scotland have the right to expect, if they elect SNP MPs in large


numbers, they will turn out to be influential in the next Parliament.


That looks at what is gone to happen. You don't yet know what is


going to happen over Brexit. You wanted to remain in the EU. That may


still be possible, I suppose, if Parliament is in total confusion. Do


you think there is a chance of the SNP... Yeah, on a balanced


parliament we would be in a position of great influence. We would seek a


progressive alternative to Tory rule. Let's talk plainly. If there


is no Conservative majority, Theresa May will not be Prime Minister


within the next 48 hours. You couldn't possibly survive having


called an election unnecessarily, failed to win a majority in


continuous Prime Minister. Boris Johnson is already on manoeuvres. It


doesn't surprise me. It certainly doesn't surprise me giving the --


given the glaring deficiencies of Theresa May which have been exposed


on this election campaign. The SNP will use their position of


substantial influence to get the best deal they can for Scotland and


make sure we don't fall off that Brexit cliff edge which Theresa May


was careering the country towards. What do you make of what she said in


Maidenhead? If they have the largest number of seats and the largest


popular vote, their responsibility, their duty, is to restore stability.


That doesn't sound as if she is quitting any time soon. It sounded


like bravado to me. Consistency has not been one of the hallmarks of Mrs


May over recent weeks. This declaration, I shall continue


regardless of the verdict of the people, is total nonsense. It isn't


clear, David, who has won this election. That is certainly true.


But it is very, very clear who has lost the election. That is the Prime


Minister. She should face the consequences. Thank you. As we were


talking, you could see Nicola Sturgeon, the Beaver of the SNP in


Scotland at her account. We are going to go to Twickenham. And


joined Vince Cable. He took this seat. Vince Cable: -- good evening,


congratulations on your victory. You said it would be a tough fight and


you pulled it off. What do you make of the position of the Liberal


Democrats now and their role in the new parliament? Within the last few


minutes we have heard we have held Carshalton in Kingston, I believe


Richmond is hanging by a thread. We're down to three figures. We are


doing well in London. We are doing extremely well in Scotland. Norman


Lamb has held on in very difficult circumstances. Tim Farron. We are


going to get a significant increase in our Parliamentary party. We are


still mid teens. We have made very clear in terms of the big picture


that we are not going into coalition are packeds with other parties.


Obviously we want to be constructive. Be an opposition party


that gives constructive criticism. Clearly, the whole Brexit approach


is going to have to be rethought, and we will contribute to that.


Personal care also became a big issue. It is now clear that parties


will have to work together rather than shout at each other in this


different political landscape. How do you think Brexit can be


rethought? The mantra has been that Brexit means Brexit, meaning you


can't be in the single market. You are saying that can be turned on its


head? Well, the phrase Brexit means Brexit was always nonsense. It was


always possible to pursue a form of Brexit that means keeping the


customs union and keeping a lot of the collaborative arrangements that


have been very good for the UK. That is the kind of approach we will have


to rethink. The hard Ukip style Brexit that Theresa May had adopted


is no longer a viable option. But are you saying it will not be


politically possible for her to pursue that if she doesn't have a


majority in the House of Commons? Well, we don't know the arithmetic,


but to take an obvious point, the Government were proposing to


introduce a Great Repeal Bill that would have got rid of a lot of


regulatory aspects of the European Union around a single market. I


doubt that in the current House of Commons that has been elected


tonight, that that will be feasible. They will have to compromise. They


will have to find a way of accommodating the concerns of the


48% who voted to remain. Well just watching pictures of the Prime


Minister returning to London from Maidenhead. Vince Cable, what is


your reaction to Nick Clegg's defeat in Sheffield? I am very sad for him.


I had a defeat two years ago and it is painful. He will be looked upon


by historians as a major figure. With hindsight, the period of


coalition government was a period of stability and competent, successful


government. He was one of the main architects of that and deserves


credit for it. He will be a big loss to us and to Parliament because of


his expertise and understanding of European issues. Thank you for


joining us. We have now had 439 seats in and we have 211 to go.


Labour have gained 20. The Conservatives are down nine. The


Liberal Democrats are up four and the SNP are down 14. Ukip down one.


It looks as if the Conservatives will have 44% of the vote at the end


of the night across Great Britain. That is what Tony Blair got in his


landslide in 1997. 44% was what Margaret Thatcher got in her


landslide in 1983. Remember the Conservative vote is up, so why are


they doing so badly? Because we are back to party politics in England.


When you had three parties, 40% gave you a landslide. Into party


politics, 44% looks grim. But in terms of the actual share of the


vote, Theresa May can look Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher in the


face and say, I matched what you did. I am trying to think when I


party got over 50% in the two party system. I think it is only about


once since the war. Yes, but the two-party politics is crucifying the


Conservative hopes of getting a majority. Their absolute vote is not


that bad. Let's find out what is happening in Hastings. John Hunt is


in Hastings. Is it true that there is a recap of what was Amber Rudd's


seat? -- a recount? Can you hear me? This is Hastings, David. There is a


recount going on. I am so sorry. Basically, the difference between


votes is a few hundred. This is the constituency of the Home Secretary,


Amber Rudd. She had a majority of over 4700 and it looks like at best,


that has been diminished to something in the hundreds, if at


all. So there is going to be a recount. It looks like there will


not be a result for another hour or two here. It was 1955 that the


Conservatives got 49.3% of the vote. Now we can go to Nicola Sturgeon,


with a bit of luck. The First Minister of Scotland. You are


currently down I don't know how many seats, it has just disappeared from


my screen for some extraordinary reason. How many seats do you reckon


you have lost? We are still waiting for the final tally. But we will


have won more seats than the other parties combined. The SNP has won


this election in Scotland. It will be our second best ever result in a


Westminster election. That said, yes, we are disappointed to have a


number of losses, not least the loss of Angus Robertson, who has been an


outstanding MP for Murray and an exceptional leader of the SNP group


in the House of Commons. So we have won this election, but we have some


reflection to do on the reasons why we also suffered some losses. Is it


right to say you have won the election? It is a UK election we are


talking about. You got more seats in Scotland. But it is pretty damaging


for you to have lost seats both to the Conservatives and the Liberal


Democrats and to Labour, who were thought to have been wiped out in


Scotland before this election. I am not trying to downplay the losses.


But I do think it is legitimate to say the SNP has won the election in


Scotland. We will have more seats in Scotland than all of the other


parties combined and more votes than any other party. So by any


definition, that is a winning of the election in Scotland. There have


been a number of factors at play. There has been a late surge to


Jeremy Corbyn across the UK, including in Scotland, which was not


necessarily detected in the polls in the same way that it was elsewhere


in the UK. Clearly, there is a post-Brexit uncertainty and


independence is a factor in that. I will reflect on that in the days to


come. Tonight is also a disaster for Theresa May. She called this


election voluntarily. She didn't need to. She thought she could


steam-roll the opposition and cruised to a landslide victory and


she has left tonight facing a disastrous election results. We will


need to wait and see how the final results look in terms of what that


means for the government of the UK. I hope the SNP can play a part in a


progressive alternative to a Tory government, but we will have to see


how the final results tally. You want both independent and you want


to remain in the EU. Both those aims, have they been improved by


this result and if so, how? Well, I will take time to reflect on this.


It is four o'clock in the morning and like all politicians, I have not


had any sleep in quite some time. So I am not going to rush to hasty


judgments. But clearly, there is thinking for me to do about the SNP


result. I am not going to lose sight of the fact that the SNP has won


this election, but I am going to gloss over the fact that we have


suffered some losses. Once we know the final result tomorrow, it is


likely that the SNP will be the third largest party in Westminster,


as we were in the last Parliament, if we can, we will want to be part


of a progressive alliance that is an alternative to the Tories. But that


will depend on how the arithmetic looks when the final results are in.


And I use slightly chastened when you say you have won the election


when you don't have over 50% of the popular vote in Scotland? It is only


the electoral system that allows you to say you are the largest party. Is


anybody listening to me right now is not going to hear someone try to


overplay the SNP results. But when we have emerged with more votes and


more seats than the other parties, it is OK to point to the fact that


the SNP has won the election here. Before 2015, the largest number of


seats the SNP had ever had was 11. Going into the 2015 election, we had


six. We are likely to end up with about 30 when the final results are


counted. So I am trying to be straight with you. I am not trying


to gloss over some disappointing losses. But I think I am and have a


point of the fact that we have won the election. I will reflect on the


losses when we have analysed the reasons for that. No one could


accuse you of being anything other than straight with us, Nicola


Sturgeon. Thanks for talking to us. Let's go to Northern Ireland now.


First of all, shots of the Prime Minister, coming back from


Maidenhead and presumably going to Number Ten Downing Street. The


Northern Ireland story is interesting. We have the four main


parties, five in all. Chris Payne is there. Fill us in on what has


happened and what you think will happen in Northern Ireland? It has


been an extraordinarily good night for the biggest two parties in


Northern Ireland. The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein. Their


vote has surged. It has been a disastrous night for the nationalist


SDLP. They went into this election with three seats. They have lost all


three, their entire representation in the House of Commons. Not all of


the results from Northern Ireland are in yet, but on the basis of what


we have, I reckon the DUP are looking at ten seats, their best


ever result in a Westminster election. Sinn Fein could be on for


at least six, probably seven. Another seat has been won by an


independent lady, Sylvia Hermon. The DUP are in a strong position. Their


leader said the DUP would make their presence felt in the next


Parliament. He referenced a number of issues such as counterterrorism,


security, Brexit, the DUP in a strong pro-Brexit platform in this


election, but also the future in Northern Ireland. The DUP think it


has increased their hand when it comes to negotiations to restore the


Stormont government which has not operated since January. The DUP will


be in a strong position as a Brexit party and with Sinn Fein not taking


their seats in the House of Commons. Yes, they have made that clear. No


matter how tight things get in the House of Commons, Sinn Fein said


that candidate stood on an abstention is ticket, therefore


there is no way Sinn Fein will be taking their seats. With an increase


in Sinn Fein's representation on six seats, it looks like they are likely


to take a seventh in Fermanagh South, currently run by the Ulster


Unionist Party. Ulster Unionist sources tell me they are worried


about that seat. They have already lost their other seat to the DUP. So


with Sinn Fein not taking their seats in the House of Commons and


the SDLP losing their seats, it means there will no longer be any


nationalist MPs from Northern Ireland sitting in the House of


Commons and the vast majority, ten out of 11 MPs from Northern Ireland


sitting in the House of Commons will be pro-Brexit. And you say they will


play a hard game with the Prime Minister. They will be in a strong


position with the Tory party not having an overall majority, to get


what they want. That's right. Speaking to senior members of the


DUP, they are emphasising that they realised they might be in an


important position with regards to the stability of the country going


into Brexit negotiations, and they will go into discussions in that


spirit. However, the DUP are used to negotiations. Politics in Northern


Ireland operates on negotiations a lot of the time. In the last


election in 2015, a big part of their platform was that they


expected there to be a hung parliament and that they would be


best placed if they maximised their representation to get the best deal


for Northern Ireland. This time, they were not expecting a hung


parliament at all, didn't make it a big part of their campaign. But


tonight, they have realised that they are in a strong position. Thank


you. A word. Quick one person who is


enjoying this evening more than his former colleagues is George Osborne.


Now editor of the Evening Standard. He said today the worst thing she


has done is no longer running through a wheat field. We have got a


Dutch MEP who said Cameron gambled and lost, may gambled and lost, the


Tory party beginning to look like a casino. This is one of the running


themes of the night. We have got the front page of The Times newspaper.


It is pretty brutal. Theresa May's big gamble fails. That will be the


theme of all the headlines tomorrow. She has taken a massive gamble and


it has backfired. Let's go to Wales. Sian Lloyd. All of the Cardiff


Castles have finished and the results are in. They are all now


Labour MPs. Cardiff North has been regained by Labour. It is a huge


scalp. It was seen more as a safe Tory seat coming into this election.


What we have seen in Wales is that Labour have held onto their seats


and they have increased their majority, and they have taken seats


from the Conservatives. They have taken the veil of clue it, they have


taken Gower and Cardiff North. They have exceeded expectations that exit


poll. Opinion polls said the Conservatives would do very well.


There was still a suggestion of that in the exit poll. Labour has


defended well. They haven't just defended, they have made games. We


have been hearing from senior people who have been saying it has been


down to two things. The Welsh Labour brand they have campaigned --


campaign so strongly on. And also Jeremy Corbyn as well. They seem to


be coming together. And the Conservatives in Wales already


saying that they perhaps should have been fighting more on a Welsh


Conservative brand. Those are the things we're hearing at the moment.


Plaid Cymru, we're not exactly sure what sort of night it grin to be


them. They have been relegated into third place. Labour increased their


majority from 229 to most 5000 in Ennis Mone. -- Ynys Mon. There is a


recount in Ceredigion. It is close between the Liberal Democrats and


Plaid Cymru. There may not be any Morra Liberal Democrats in Wales. It


is a recount. We now have a look at how things


stand. Go to New Broadcasting House. The BBC headquarters. The


Conservatives on 318. Labour on 267. This is a projection. The SMP on 32.


The Liberal Democrats on 11. The Conservatives still the largest


party but well short of an overall majority. I'm not quite sure how


many seats in but a lot of seats in. We haven't got them all up. 484


seats in. Just after four o'clock in the morning let's have the news.


Here is rigid chakra Barty. Hello. With most 500 seats declared


in the general election, Labour has done far better than many expected


but the outcome remains uncertain. The Conservatives are on course to


be the biggest party but without an overall majority. Jeremy Corbyn


called on Theresa May to resign as your Mac. But Mrs May said the


country needed a period of stability. Tom Bateman has the


latest. She called this election early, a political gamble, the hope


that she would transform the Tories' fragile majority with a huge win.


Forecasts suggest the Conservatives may end up even worse off, without


even a majority. If the Conservative Party have won the most seats and


the most votes, it will be incumbent on us to make sure we have that


period of stability. That is what we will do. You can see what the Labour


leader makes of the results so far. A man his campaign confounded many


expectations, beaming smiles, with Labour on course for a far better


night than many thought. The Prime Minister called the election because


she wanted a mandate. She has got lost seats, lost votes, lost support


and lost confidence. I would've thought that is enough to go,


actually, and make way for a government that will be truly


representative of all of the people this country.


In Battersea, Labour have ousted a government minister on a swing of


10%. There have been Labour gains elsewhere in Stockton South and in


Scotland. Senior figures already appeared delighted. Theresa May's


authority has been undermined by this election. She is a damaged


Prime Minister whose reputation may never recover. Just look at the mood


in Hastings. Hardly beaming confidence where the Home Secretary


is defending her seat. I'm just quietly waiting. It is not just the


Tories suffering. In Sheffield, the Lib Dems former leader Nick Clegg


has lost his seat. The light began with a big projection. The exit poll


studied closely by the politician. Remember, it is still just a


forecast. It had the Conservatives as the largest party but short of an


overall majority. The Tories would have three and 14 seats, down 17 on


two years ago. It puts Labour on 266, up 34. The SNP would get 34 and


the Lib Dems 14. It was right to go to the country and ask them the


question about what their views work, what people's views were about


the direction they want for the future. There is encouraging news


for the Conservatives in Scotland. They have taken the seat of SNP


Westminster leader Angus Robertson. Democracy has been on full show.


Ministers under threat, senior SNP figures gone, the Ukip vote


collapsing in many places. Theresa May has left her constituency count.


The election campaign has been an unpredictable journey for her.


Already some Labour opponents saying tonight it should mean the end of


the road for her premiership. But remember, there is still a way to go


and more votes to be counted. The projected result of the vote has


seen the pound weakened. Let's get the latest from Sharanjit Leyl. Tell


us more? That is right. The most immediate reaction on the markets


has been from the British pound. Sterling falling nearly 2% against


the US dollar after the exit poll suggested the Conservative Party


could lose its overall majority. The good news is that it continues to


hold around the dollar and 27 mark. It hasn't fallen any further.


Analysts say it is likely the pound will continue weak through the day


because these early results suggest no clear winner. Given the political


uncertainty that brings, the Brexit process could become to get it


further. That is an uncertainty that markets and investors don't like.


But having said that, most Asian markets at the moment are trading


higher. The Nikkei up almost 1%. The Australian and Hong Kong markets


fairly flat. No clear direction on how Asia is reacting. Thank you.


Back to David. Welcome back to the election Centre.


Welcome back to the house of commons, where we are now


forecasting 318 for the Conservatives. Short of the


majority. Labour on 267. There are many, many stories to be told


tonight about what has happened. And Emily has a list of seats that have


changed hands which we haven't yet caught up with.


Labour is having a very good night in England. Leeds North West, Labour


has taken from the Lib Dems. They needed a 3.4% swing to take this.


They have doubled it. Nearly an 8-point swing. Greg Mulholland is


out. Let me take you to Lincoln. This is the oldest constituency seat


in the entire country. Founded in 1263. It is a Labour gain from the


Conservatives. It has been pretty much a bellwether since the October


election of 1974. Karen Lee has replaced Karl McCartney. Have a look


at this change overnight. Labour up eight points. Ukip down ten. They


got doubled the swing here as well. They needed 1.5 and they have got a


3% swing. This is number 11 on the Labour target list. A tiny majority.


806. If you want to see what that looks like as a swing, nearly 5%.


Tony Blair won here for a Labour three times. Graham Evans is out,


Mike Amesbury said. Some good news for the Conservatives in Scotland.


Three seats they have taken from the SNP, Aberdeenshire West, Stirling


and Berwickshire, which borders the one they're already had before this


election, and you can see these tremendous swings away from the SMP


towards the Conservatives. 14%, 11% and 11%. Everything has been up in


the years since 2015. Some of those humongous swings of 13, 14%. One


more. I will end with this. Edinburgh West has been gained by


the Lib Dems. They are having a mixed night. A better night in


Scotland. The Lib Dems taking this from the SNP. A swing 5.8%. On the


back of these results what he can say is the one Tory having an


excellent night is Davidson. We joined now by Jacob Rees Mogg. Ie


When Somerset or Bristol? Are you in Taunton? I'm in Somerset. In Bath


Bath University. You held your seat? I have, yes. Tell us about your view


of what has happened? Was the Prime Minister guilty of hubris by running


for this election when she said she wasn't going to? Is the result a


disaster for the Conservative Party? No, neither of those things is true.


And election was going to be inevitable after the Brexit result


and of having a new Prime Minister. The new Prime Minister required a


mandate. It was merely a question of time. As for the Conservative Party,


we seem to be starting out today where we finished before the last


parliament was dissolved. There isn't much change but there is some


rotation. I think that will probably mean we continue to form the


government. It is not a disaster but it is not as good as it could have


been. It is quite strange to say you are where you were before this


election when you did have a majority of 17 before the election.


You know don't have a majority, it seems. Well, we haven't had all the


seats in yet. It is not an enormous change. It is within the margin of


error. She said she wanted to guarantee certainty and stability


for the years ahead. Does this guarantee certainty and stability


for more than a couple of months, perhaps? The British people are


decided on the parliament they want and that is their right to do so. To


be governed according to their democratic world. The certainty and


security of the BBC reporting of the election. I congratulate you on your


tenth successive election night. You may have an 11th in October. Time


will tell. Leaving that aside for the moment, what do you think the


Prime Minister should do about the Brexit negotiations due to start in


11 days? Can it be pursued as nothing has happened? The Prime


Minister is the Prime Minister and will pursue these negotiations. The


very straightforward fact is that we leave the European Union at the end


of 2019 and negotiations are a prelude to that. Whether we have had


any negotiations are not, we leave in 2019. That is part of our law and


the European treaties. Willoughby opposition in the Parliamentary


party? You are a loyal supporter of the Prime Minister. But there will


be people in the Conservative Party will feel this is a terrible error


to have the election and it has done the party terrible damage, and she


should take the blame because it was her decision, walking on the hills


of Wales, that lead you where you are tonight? But I think the thing


to remember is that George Osborne is no longer a member of the


parliamentary party. He stood down. And although he may throw rocks from


the Evening Standard, he is not in the House of Commons to cause


trouble there. Why'd you mention George Osborne in particular? There


are many others in the Tory party. I think you know what I am talking


about. I am smiling because you have


already reported his comments. Mrs May will have a good deal of


support. She has only been the leader for under a year. She got in


on contested. I don't think the Conservative Party is so fickle that


it would not continue to back the Prime Minister. There appears to be


somebody dismantling the set behind you and I don't want you to suffer


the humiliation of being alone in the open air in some godforsaken


part of Bath! I think the day the Lord gave us is ended. Thank you for


joining us. Despite Jacob Rees Mogg's avowed loyalty to the Prime


Minister, there is a conversation going on among the Conservatives.


One former minister has said to me they find it hard to see how she can


stay after this result. Even for a week? Tomorrow will potentially be a


very eventful day. It will depend on the final numbers. Does it look like


with Northern Irish votes, she can comfortably be in government? We are


still in this situation where it feels very fragile. They used to be


an old rule in the Conservative Party that senior members would come


along and say to you in Number Ten, I'm sorry, your time is up, as they


did to Margaret Thatcher. Do you think they might say that to her


tomorrow? It is too early to say, but there are conversations among


the Tory party going on at 4am over what to do tomorrow. It is not a


question of everyone telling Theresa May, bad luck, you made a gamble and


it didn't go as you expected but we will stand behind you. It is going


to be more complicated. As a minimum, we are going to see demands


saying that she must widen her circle. She must move away from this


iron grip she has held within a tiny circle of trust. People may be


calling for her to go. One minister is urging everybody to have a good


night's sleep and a solution will be found that will not involve having


another election. The Tories are pragmatists. It is not a good moment


to change leader with the Brexit negotiations about to start. But we


saw a very shaky Theresa May imply heavily that she will try to put a


government together, but there are going to be real strains inside the


Tory party that are already emerging in conversations tonight about


whether they should take a different course of action. I am not saying


she's going to be out in the morning, but it is not going to be a


straightforward as Jacob Rees Mogg cheerily saying, of course we will


line up behind the Prime Minister. We have pictures of Jeremy Corbyn


arriving back home. He is the beneficiary of all this. And we have


a declaration coming from Alex Salmond's constituency. I was going


to ask you about Nick Timothy as well. There goes Mr Corbyn into his


house. He was the result -- here is the result from Gordon. David Evans,


Scottish Liberal Democrats, 6230. Scottish Labour Party, 6340. Alex


Salmond, Scottish National Party, SNP, 19353.


55 ballot papers were rejected. Total votes, 53740. Colin James


Clark is duly elected to serve in the UK Parliament. So the


Conservatives take Gordon and Alex Salmond, former leader of the SNP,


loses his seat in the House of Commons. We heard from him a moment


ago and here is the victorious Conservative candidate. Thank you to


Jim savage in Aberdeenshire Council for tonight's count. When did Alex


Salmond go into the House of Commons? I think in 1987 or 1992. He


was leading until the referendum on independence. The Conservatives came


not just from third place, but a distant third place a few years ago,


11.7%. Under the old rules, they would have lost their deposits two


years ago and now they have won deceit. It is remarkable. Those of


us who watch Scottish politics closely have known from local


election results in May that indeed, the SNP's vote was pivoting in


Scotland away from the north-east, an area of traditional strength for


the SNP, towards west central Scotland, towards Glasgow, towards


the places where the independence vote was highest. And conversely,


the advancing Conservative support which has been evident in Scotland


for the last 12 months was also strong in the north-east. An


interesting thing about the north-east is that despite the high


SNP vote their traditionally, it was not an area that voted in favour of


yes in 2014. And Murray in particular, which Angus Robertson


lost, was the constituency which almost voted for Brexit. Let's leave


Scotland and look at the UK as a whole. Are we heading for a hung


parliament? I think in truth now, the chances of the Conservatives


having an overall majority are no more than that. It is beginning to


look highly likely that the Conservatives will not have 326


seats. That said, given that the DUP will probably have ten seats in


Northern Ireland, some of the talk we have heard about putting together


a progressive alternative will not work. They will not have the


numbers. Nobody is going to be happy with the result. We have a


declaration from Holburn and St Pancras, and also from Plymouth.


Keir Starmer was re-elected, by the way. Here is Plymouth. Oliver Newton


Colville, the Conservative Party candidate, 17,000 806. Richard


Michael Ellison, UK Independence Party, 1148. Luke Pollard, Labour


and co-operative party, 23808. The Green Party, 540. The number of


rejected ballot papers was 83. So Labour oust the Conservatives from


Plymouth at, a seat famously in the past that David Owen had it. Alan


Clark for the Conservatives had it. Now it is back in Labour's hands. He


was a candidate therein 2015 and the Conservatives took it in 2010. We


can now join Ruth Davidson, I hope, the leader of the Scottish


Conservative Party. You are looking extremely cheerful, and no surprise


in view of the results you have had. Let's deal with Scotland. What do


you make of the inroads there? This is a historic night for the Scottish


Conservatives. We haven't taken multiple seats here for more than 20


years. The first election I could vote in was in 1997, when I was in


the first year at university and I had to watch the results in the


student union as I didn't own a telly. I had to watch every


Conservative seat in Scotland for, surrounded by 200 Labour people


bellowing about the results. So I have waited a long time for us to


come back and I am proud of my team. We have fought so hard from the


Highlands and back again. There is a lot of noise behind you, but I hope


you can hear me. Is the problem for the Conservative Party in the UK as


a whole that Theresa May doesn't have the lustre that attaches itself


to you in Scotland? Well, I know it is getting late, David, but I didn't


expect such competent! I think we can leave my lustre somewhere else


if that is all right. We had a clear message in this campaign, which was


about the big issue in Scotland right now, which was the issue of


Nicola Sturgeon trying to ram through a second independence


referendum in March. Theresa May was right to tell her, not now. And the


people of Scotland were able to give their verdict on that. You have seen


the number of SNP seats that have fallen. Indyref two is dead in


Scotland. I don't know what you think I was referring to. I was


referring to political lustre! You may have had a different


interpretation. Looking at what has happened to the Tory party,


something was clearly wrong about the decision to call an election,


wasn't it? Well, we still have hundreds of results to come in, many


of them in rural constituencies, where we know there is a high


Conservative vote. So it is a bit premature before we see the whole


picture. I could hear Professor Curtice and even his poll didn't


look at what the Scottish Conservatives were going to do. But


it does look as if we have scored in the mid-40s, possibly even higher


than Tony Blair's landslide election in terms of share of the vote. So


there is a lot of information to unpack from tonight and I am not


sure that this time in the morning is the time to do it. Would you like


to leave the Conservative Party? Dashed when would you like to lead


this Conservative Party? I already live the Scottish Conservative


Party. I know, but I am asking if you would like to lead the


Conservative Party in the UK. If I wanted to be in the UK Parliament, I


would have stood in a UK constituency. I have a job to do


here. I lead the main opposition in the Scottish parliament. I have four


years to turn us into a credible alternative government for Scotland.


Last year, we stopped the SNP having a majority and we doubled our


results in the local government elections. We are able to make


significant gains and we will be challenging Nicola Sturgeon for the


government of Scotland in four years' time. But can I tempt you one


more time not to become the leader of the Tory party in the UK as a


whole, but to look at the problem the Tory party faces at Westminster


and how you think that will work out? There is going to be a wedge of


SNP MPs there, 33 at the current rate. It sounds as if there is going


to be a hung parliament. Do you think this spells danger for the


Tory party as a whole? And that might reflect on the Tory party in


Scotland in the end. I don't think the Labour Party can rely on the


SNP. Their history shows that they can't. The SNP helped bring down the


Labour government, which allowed Margaret Thatcher to become Prime


Minister. So there is lots to be unpacked from this evening. But we


have learned from Scotland that referendums shake up the snow globe


of party politics. We have seen it with the Scottish referendum. The


rest of the UK has seen it with having an election after a Brexit


referendum. Sometimes, it takes time for the flex to fall. So let's take


a bit of time to see where we are as a country. We still have hundreds of


seats to be declared. The time for analysis is later. Ruth Davidson,


thank you. We actually have 100 seats to be declared. From our


helicopter, we see pictures of Theresa May coming to the


Conservative Party headquarters. She would have been expecting to be


cheered on by staff lined up on the steps to greet her, even if the


majority was 40 or 50. We should use a drone for these shots, not a


helicopter. It is very out of date to use a helicopter. She is going


into Conservative Party headquarters in Smith Square, near the House of


Commons. It is slightly around the corner. They moved out of Smith


Square with the old symbolic building and the famous pictures of


Margaret Thatcher hang out of the window. But the contrast to the Tory


expectations... She will have had gone there to watch the results come


in. But why did she not go back to Downing Street? There is a question.


Traditionally, the leaders would watch in the party headquarters, in


anticipation of their glorious walk back to triumph up Downing Street in


the morning, by which point people like me are waiting for them.


Margaret Thatcher and John Major went back to Conservative Party


headquarters. She is right. Jeremy Vine, let's have a look at the


popular vote. Why don't we take a look at the projected national


share? It is always a big moment. We try to give you where we think the


percentages will be. 550 seats in. We are flashing the gains. Maybe


less dramatic than it looks when we go through them one at a time. A lot


of seats stay the way they are. But a seat like Canterbury going to


Labour with a 10,000 majority previously, that is extraordinary.


Stroud as well. Some red flashing in England. A lot of gains for the


Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives, which changes the


terrain. That is how the map looks. Let's turn to the percentages. This


is how we think the night will enter up. We have enough results now to


give you these. The Conservatives on 43%. Labour on 40%. The Liberal


Democrats on 8%. Ukip on just 2%. And the Green Party on 2%. The


interesting thing about this election outside Scotland is the way


that so many votes are just aggregated around the two main


parties. With this Labour 40%, even though they have lost the election,


that is higher than one of the percentages Tony Blair got when he


won and election. A remarkable figure. 43 for the Conservatives.


Let's look at the change from last time. The Conservatives are up six.


They have had a reverse in many senses but they are up six. Labour's


increase is more dramatic. Up 10% on 2015. The explanation is here. The


crash in the Ukip vote. It is so dramatically down. It has released a


lot of voters into the system. A lot of assumptions had been they would


go straight to the blue party but quite a few of them have gone to


Labour. The Lib Dems not relieve benefiting. They are just up 1% on


what was a terrible election result for them last time. Their vote seems


to be focused this election. There we go. Labour have made a tremendous


advance in this election. The Conservatives remain the winners. To


see the second placed party getting 40% is really remarkable. Thank you.


Yes. Let's go to Broxtowe and join Anna Soubry. Good morning. Here we


are, down the other end of the lens. You scraped in in Broxtowe.


Congratulations. You are under a thousand majority. Remember the


first time I got elected here the majority was 389. In my terms, the


majority of 800 isn't bad. You always lived dangerously, we know


that. I should have got much more. That is the whole point. What do you


make of the decision to call this election and its consequence? There


was a of merit in calling it. Theresa May wanted her own mandate.


One year in with somebody else's manifesto, I think that completely


made sense. You know my views about strengthening the Brexit hand. I'm


afraid we ran a pretty dreadful campaign. That is probably me being


generous. I can't explain exactly what has happened. As Jeremy has


just identified, you have seen these incredible shares. In Broxtowe I put


on more votes but Labour put on more votes as well. We are not quite sure


where they came from. But we have won in Mansfield, an astonishing


result. We failed to win deadly, Nottingham South and there is a


recount in Nashville. The Labour MP had a majority of more than 7000.


That is astonishing. A lot of it depends on the candidate and the


campaign. And it depends on being a good sensible, moderate


Conservative. You said you were being generous when you called it a


dreadful campaign. In what sense was a dreadful campaign? Where'd you


want me to begin? Anywhere you like. It was a dreadful campaign. Lots of


parts of the manifesto are extremely good. If you're going to look at


social care, you have to put that policy in, in a way that explains


this is a good thing that you are going to do. When you talk about the


changes you are going to make in school lunches, you start with the


headline that says children from poorer families will now get two


free meals a day. You don't start from the basis that some children


will lose a free school mill. All the way along, those sorts of


messages were appalling. And then the change of heart on social care,


I'm afraid, deeply flawed Theresa May. They did not make her look a


strong and stable Prime Minister and leaders she said she was. That was a


very difficult and serious blow in terms of her own credibility. And


the way the campaign was being run, which was about her and what she


wanted to do. She put her mark absolutely on this campaign. Can she


remain Prime Minister? That is a matter for her, David. That sounds


like a no. It is bad. It is a matter for her. I think she is in a very


difficult place. She is remarkable. She is a very talented woman. And


she doesn't shy from difficult decisions. She has to consider her


position. We haven't had all the results. We need to see where we


are. Teresa did put her mark on the campaign. She takes responsibility


for the running of the campaign as well. It was a tightly knit group


and it was her group that when the campaign. Do you have any idea of


who might take over as leader of the Conservative Party? Who would you


like to see lead? You raised the issue. I am not going to get into


that. I didn't, actually. You asked me if she could stay on and I said


she needs to consider her position. I won't go further than that.


Considering your position means you go, doesn't it? It is a dreadful


night. I have lost some proper, sound, moderate of Conservatives --


moderate. One nation Conservatives. We never thought at the beginning of


this day that we would be in a position where we are actually


losing seat and seat which we have held with excellent MPs over some


considerable time. This is a very bad moment for the Conservative


Party. And we need to take stock. Our leader needs to take stock as


well. You have always been an opponent of Brexit and a believer in


remaining in the EU. What happens to Brexit now? The announcement that we


are leaving the EU has been made. Do you expect everything to change now?


A departure more in the style that you might be able to accept, to


succeed from the hard Brexit? Luck, I have accepted the result. One of


the things that was released writing in the campaign in Broxtowe was that


most people, very few people, had not accepted the result. Most people


like me had accepted the result. A lot of people want are the result.


But there was no desire to go back for a second referendum, no desire


to go back on the result of almost a year ago. What people do want is


they want a good deal and they want somebody who is good to get that


good deal. We are in a very difficult position. You know my


views. I put in my own literature that I believe in the single market


and will make the case for the single market and will make the


positive case for the benefits of immigration to this country, and I'm


proud to have been elected on that manifesto in Broxtowe.


Anna Soubry, thank you. Some results...


I will start with Halifax, the place were Theresa May lobster manifesto.


It should have been an easy game for the Conservatives. They only needed


a 0.5% swing. It was number five on their target list. Labour has taken


it with the majority of more than 5000. They have done astonishingly


well. This is a part of the country were the Conservatives focused their


energy. They were taken on a 5.1% swing. That was just a hold. You can


see what happens in a place where they have done better. Colne Valley,


a similar part of the world. We thought it was safe Conservative. It


used to be a 3-way marginal. Possibly the loss that make the drop


in the Lib Dem vote has helped Labour. Thelma Walker is the new MP.


She has gained 13% more share of the vote. And this swing here is 5.5%,


giving her a majority in this new seat for Labour. One more which


again suggests what we were saying about Ruth Davidson in Scotland, who


is emerging as the real bright spark of the Conservatives tonight. 48% to


39%, Conservative gain in the Cedar Banff and Buchan. Alex Salmond held


this EP Fourie became leader and went on to hold the seat of Gordon.


We have seen all the drama of the swing in the Tory gains. This is the


biggest one we have seen tonight. 20% from the SNP to the


Conservatives. You can see why Nicola Sturgeon were starting to


sound less sure about the position of independence for Scotland. We


have a result coming in. Laura, you want to say something. Iain Duncan


Smith is waiting with Michelle Hossain. After that very clear call


from the former minister, Anna Soubry, ... Let's interrupt you.


This is held by Simon Kirby, the Conservatives.


Doktor Haze, independent, 212. Simon Kirby, Conservative Party, 18,000 --


18 835. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour party, 28,000 703. Emily Louise


tester, Liberal Democrat, 1457. A pretty sensational victory for


Labour in Brighton Kemptown. Simon Kirby defeated by something like a


majority of nearly 10,000. That is another minister gone. We have seen


ministers go to night. I was just saying before we went to the result,


there is clearly turmoil inside the Tory ranks. We heard Anna Soubry


essentially calling Theresa May to go. Consider your position. That is


cold for summary should leave. Another Tory source has just told me


that Theresa May is 50-50 to go tomorrow. One source, I stress, but


a good source. Another minister has just messaged me saying, as William


Hague said, the Tory party is absolute monarchy registered by


regicide. That is the territory we are now in. They are ruthless. The


thing with Theresa May is, if somebody looks like a loser, it even


though she is on course to be the biggest party, the Tories are


ruthless if a leader looks like they can't deliver. There is clearly a


lot of turmoil. I will not make any firm predictions about what she may


do. She is meeting with her advisers right now. Michelle Hossain is


upstairs. Iain Duncan Smith this year. As is a


former Labour Party adviser. Should you consider her position? It would


be a grave error to suddenly going into the turmoil after the result.


We need some stability right now. We have to figure out what the final


result is and then, can we lead a government, that is the critical


question to ask. These things have to be decided. You can't say you are


going to have a leadership election. That would plunge everything into


turmoil. Are you saying she should have a period of time and then she


could step down? No. I am saying that we need to make that might find


it for the result is. Whether it is feasible to put the government


together. We don't know that yet. We don't know the final result. If that


is feasible, then that changes the complexion of what we are dealing


with. And then the party has to meet, they have to talk to her and


decide whether this is what she wants to do. And if she does,


frankly, we need that stability. I am not in favour of launching these


kind of off the cuff vendettas. I think the truth is we need to stay


calm and stable. It can't be business as usual, can it? People


must be annoyed you have ended up in this position. It is clearly not


going to be business as usual. The irony is this result is full of


peculiar things. Poll rating has gone up but we have got the worst


result. People like me have had higher vote shares but a smaller


majority. We have lost colleagues around the country. Of course there


is turmoil. But the key point here is the next 24-hour is we need


stability. But we don't want is any kind of rush to say change, leave,


let's see with the results are and whether we can form the Gutman.


Ayesha Hazarika, in 2015 the Labour vote share was 30%. Jeremy Corbyn


has achieved over 40%. It has been an extraordinary night for Labour. I


think there were Labour MPs up and down the country wondering if they


would survive the night. Jeremy Corbyn ran the opposite of the


Theresa May campaign. It was open and full of hope and popular, and he


was visible. It is incredible that we are in this situation. Theresa


May called this election and was 20 points ahead in the polls. She


called it on leadership and now we are having conversations about


whether she will still be around in the morning. In February, you said


the only way Jeremy Corbyn could save the Labour Party was by


stepping down. I completely got it wrong, along with a lot of people.


But what he has done brilliantly is for people hope. This country has


been sick of seven years of austerity rule, and they wanted a


change. They wanted somebody to offer them hope. Credit where credit


is due, I hold my hands up and say I was one of the people who got it


wrong. The Labour manifesto as well, particularly in contrasts of the


Tory manifesto, which didn't offer anything and was a shambolic U-turn


on the dementia tax. Was it a dreadful campaign? It clearly wasn't


the greatest campaign, or we would be in a different position now. The


key element is that there will be time for my party to have a look


through what didn't go right and what went wrong. Theresa May, having


gone into the election, found her position diminished. Right now, all


my colleagues need to just take a deep breath and not go on the media.


They need to keep quiet until we have figured out where we are. The


oldest rule in the book is, no way your starting point is. I want


Theresa May to stay for that reason. Do you fear that Brexit may not be


delivered, or not the sort of Brexit you would like? I just want Brexit.


We will see what that means. The Labour Party has already said they


were signed up to Brexit. The Labour Party position has been good on


Brexit, but it is extraordinary to think that she started this whole


campaign saying "My leadership will be strong and stable", and she is


the one now facing leadership challenges. She has had a stinker of


a campaign. It happens. Nothing is perfect, but I do want stability and


I want her to stay. You want something strong and stable. I will


just settle for stability right now. She remains Prime Minister and the


country has to come first. For anyone watching, if you are Prime


Minister, stay put and then we can figure out what our position is.


Iain Duncan Smith and Ayesha Hazarika, thank you.


We are joined now from stricken by Chuka Umunna, one of those who were


rather critical of the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn and indeed voted him


out. Congratulations on your victory, first of all. Your vote


went up by 12,000 or something. But let's cut to the chase. What do you


make of what has happened? You and many others misjudged Jeremy Corbyn,


didn't you? First of all, the Prime Minister held this election for


naked party political reasons. It was opportunism writ large, and she


wanted a personal mandate to pursue an extremely job destroying Brexit.


And she has been denied that. I am delighted about that. Let's be frank


about the reason she has been denied that. It isn't just that she ran a


terrible campaign and clearly is not up to campaigning by being with


people and talking to them about the issues, whereas Jeremy is absolutely


at home campaigning, talking to people, getting involved in the


debate. But the reason why many people will have changed their


minds, the reason I voted no confidence last year was that I was


angry because I felt we could have done more to ensure that we got a


Remain vote in that referendum. But the effect of Jeremy running this


kind of campaign, positive, optimistic, dynamic, engaging young


people, putting forward policies, we saw looked loved that from the


Tories and as ie she just said, the one big thing people will remember


about the Tory manifesto is the dementia tax. But the effect of


actually putting forward this agenda has thwarted Theresa May's attempts


to pursue a hard Brexit. I give Jeremy and the entire Labour team


full credit for that, because it was a solid, good national campaign and


we have amazing local operations. I temper this just by making this


observation, which is that the Labour Party was founded 117 years


ago by Keir Hardie and others, not only to be the representative of


workers in parliament, but to govern in their interests too. We don't


know what will happen because we don't know the final numbers or


whether Labour will be part of whatever comes out of this. But it


is a positive step forward to government today. Ultimately, we


must get into government in the future to make our values real. If


you were now offered a position back in the Shadow Cabinet, assuming it


is still a Shadow Cabinet, would you accept it? I have never been asked


to serve in the Shadow Cabinet under Jeremy before. But I want to get


Labour back into government. I can work in any way to make that happen.


I would not rule out being part of a Shadow Cabinet if I was asked. I


don't presume that I will be asked, but I intend to play a full role in


making sure we do what we need to do to deliver on our values. My guess


is that you began this campaign thinking that at the end of it,


there might be a vacancy for the leadership of the Labour Party, and


that has now been postponed. I wouldn't describe it as my dream. I


did not dream of having the majority that Labour activists have just


secured here in Streatham. My wife was here with me earlier and she


asked me at the beginning of the campaign not to make any


predictions, because she said before the last general election, you


thought Labour would end up in government and you didn't. You


thought the Remain side would win the EU referendum campaign, and then


you assured me we wouldn't see a president Donald Trump and we do.


She said, I am not going to believe predictions from you and I don't


think you make any. For the start of this campaign, I went on the Daily


Politics and other programmes and people ask, do you think Labour will


win? And I have said, anything is possible. What this illustrates


is... Chuka Umunna, thank you much. I want to hear the result from


Hastings and see whether Amber Rudd has held on. Liberal Democrats,


1885. Michael Sheridan Phillips, Ukip, 1479. Amber Rudd, the


Conservative Party candidate, 25668. Nicholas John Wilson, independent,


412. The total number of ballot papers rejected was 97. The turnout


was 70%. Therefore, I give public notice that Amber Rudd is duly


elected as the member of Parliament for the Hastings and write


constituency. So the Home Secretary holds onto her seat. There was talk


that it would be difficult for her, but she holds on. I would like to


thank the returning officer and the fantastic counting agents who have


done the job twice this evening. We are grateful to you for staying late


and doing a professional job. I would also like to thank my team who


have done a fantastic job supporting me and making sure we had a good


turnout on the day. I would particularly like to thank the


Labour candidate, who I know well and I am sure will continue in his


role as leader of the council. Thank you for a fair fight. I am deeply


honoured to have been re-elected for now for the third time by the


residents of Hastings and Rye. This is a fantastic place to live and


work and I hope I will continue to build on the great opportunities and


the great regeneration that has been taking place in this area, improving


our schools, improving our NHS and getting the infrastructure


investment that we need. This is what matters to me and this is what


I hope to continue to deliver for the fantastic constituency of


Hastings and Rye. So Amber Rudd, with the seagulls behind her. She


was generally seen to have had a good campaign. Is there a


possibility that she might be in the line for becoming leader of the


Conservative Party? She has been talked about. But having had such a


narrow result and having been a big part of a campaign that is judged to


be a disaster, it looks harder for her now than it would have done a


couple of weeks ago. At that time, she would have been top of the list.


She was widely tipped to be Theresa May's next Chancellor if Theresa May


ends up staying on. She was certainly considered as a potential


leadership candidate in the future. But I wonder whether her judgment on


this campaign and her role in it makes that less likely. She was the


Prime Minister's understudy and she is a formidable character. She is a


Remainer, but widely respected. Let's see what Nigel Farage has been


up to in the last couple of hours. He has stormed back into the


political conversation. In a sense, he never went away, but with Paul


Nuttall as the leader of Ukip having a bad result, Nigel Farage has been


vocal. He said tonight that Article 50 had been triggered and we were on


our way. May has put this in jeopardy. Even David Davis is now


making Brexit concessions. There is a clear mood developing from lots of


people who were fervent Brexiteers, including Iain Duncan Smith, that


they are annoyed at what is happening. That is Nigel Farage's


quote. Paddy Ashdown has also weighed in on the issue of Brexit.


The former Lib Dem leader says if this election was about Brexit, must


we not conclude that Britain has rejected Mrs May's hard Brexit? So


there are lots of people on inside of the Brexit camp trying to use


this result is a way of casting judgment on the Brexit referendum of


2016. Chris Evans, editor of the Daily Telegraph, is also talking


about the softening of Brexit. He says the DUP are already outlining


terms for a soft Brexit as the price for propping up the Tories. And the


Financial Times says it is almost as if Theresa May looked at Hillary's


campaign and said, let's do that. That is as cruel as you can get.


Here is the latest Daily Mail front page. Theresa May of course had huge


support from most of the British press. One of her main spin doctors


is a former Daily Mail political editor. They are very disappointed


at the result. And they say there are fears of Brexit chaos. Emily,


another result? Look at Enfield Southgate. This was where we had the


Portillo moment in 1997 and you can see what has happened. It has been a


Labour gain from the Conservatives again. In Portillo's day, there was


a 15,000 majority. Labour has taken it on a 4000 majority. Come back to


me! Have a glass of water. That is a fascinating seat. It is outer


London, not in London, where you have lots of students and very


trendy left. Enfield Southgate is not the home of the trendy Islington


left. Enfield Southgate is a sort of Middle Britain seat that happens to


be in the south-east. And there we see a big Labour gain. At the


beginning of the night, we never would have thought we would see that


kind of swing. Let me pick up here. Don't choke to death this time.


Sangakkara it is the excitement of the night, or maybe a stray


blueberry. 9.7% swing from the Conservatives to Labour in this


seat, which really was a moment in 1997.


We are looking at places that Blair won for the first time. Some of


these are on the chart for the first time since then. It is extraordinary


to think of these different characters, Tony Blair and Jeremy


Corbyn, but to see the same kind of places cropping up. The next one is


Keighley. Again, quite far down the Labour targets. It is a neck and


neck vote between the Labour Party and the Conservatives, but enough


for a Labour to gain it. A big drop in the Ukip vote. They needed a 3.1%


swing. You can see what has happened. They have taken it, just,


on a 3.3% swing. Some quite interesting ones. Derbyshire


Northeast has been a gain for the Conservatives. It was 18 on their


list. Lee Rowley pushing out Natascha Engel, quite a well-known


name for Labour. You can see a 4.8% swing from Labour to the


Conservatives. That is the seat just outside Chesterfield. Broadly the


kind of seats we are seeing turned red to are ones that very few people


would have had on any kind of rational target list at the


beginning of the night. They are places taking a lot of us by


surprise. John Woodcock is the Labour MP for


Barrow and Furness. His majority, squeaking in at 209. A special


adviser to Gordon Brown. Everybody is having their words thrown back at


them tonight. Words I want to throw baguette you are, Labour is on


course for an historic and catastrophic defeat. So what went


right for Labour?! Well, David I have no idea! And I'm


not sure anyone who you will have on this programme actually genuinely


has an idea either. And if they say that they do, I think they are


probably winging it. There have been utterly extraordinary results. In


places where Labour has struggled, we have gained ground. In Canterbury


we have produced an incredible victory out of nowhere. I don't know


what is going on in British politics. I think the one thing


which is clear is that this is wide open. There is a space and there is


a need for a progressive force to take the country forward and give


them more hope than that which has been said over these last couple of


years by the Conservative government. And that force we have


shown overnight can be the Labour Party. I am deeply, deeply proud.


Unexpectedly, I have to say. But I am deeply proud to be returned as


one of their MPs. Can you sign up to the kind of policies that Jeremy


Corbyn has been promoting, when you actually clearly thought they were


completely wrong, wrong for the Labour Party, but much more


importantly, wrong for the country? Well, the Labour Party has always


been a Broadchurch. And probably never broader than it has been at


the moment. One of the things which gave me so much heart locally was


the way that local party members who were deeply aggrieved by what I said


about the leader, they all came together in this campaign to get us


over the line and to keep a Labour MP, to keep me here. And that shows,


actually, that we can unite and there will be a huge question, of


course, for the party as to what direction we take. What vision we


put forward. But this result shows that we can do it. Actually, there


is not the appetite in this country for the paucity of vision, the lack


of hope, the doing down of our country, that we have seen from this


Conservative government over the last couple of years. People want


change. And we have an opportunity to provide that. And that is


brilliant. Thank you bring much indeed. It is time for another


update on the news. Let's have that with the forecast of the moment


showing... We can show it? We can't. I don't know if we can or not. Can


we show the forecast, they are asking? I don't know. They haven't


got it. We haven't got the forecast. We have the news.


Good morning. With less than 50 seats still to be declared, the


outcome of the general election is still uncertain. Labour has done


better-than-expected. Although the Conservatives looked like being the


biggest party, they are not likely to get a majority. Jeremy Corbyn has


called for Theresa May to resign. The Prime Minister says the country


needs stability. The night saw Alex Salmond and Nick Clegg lose their


seats. Tom Bateman's port contains flash photography. -- report. She


called this election early, a political gamble, the hope that she


would transform the Tories' fragile majority with a huge win. Forecasts


suggest the Conservatives may end up even worse off without even a


majority. If, as the indications have shown, if this is correct, that


the Conservative Party won the most seats and probably the most votes,


then it would be incumbent on us to make sure we have that period of


stability, and that is exactly what we will do. You can see what the


Labour leader makes of these results so far. A man whose campaign


confounded expectations, beaming smiles, with Labour on course for a


far better night than many thought. The Prime Minister call the election


because she wanted a mandate. Will a mandate she has got is lost


Conservative seats, lost votes, lost votes and lost confidence. I would


have thought that's enough to go, actually. In Battersea, Labour had


ousted a government Minister on a swing of 10%. There have been Labour


gains elsewhere. In Stockton South from the Conservatives and in


Scotland, Rutherglen from the SNP. It is not just the Tories suffering.


In Sheffield, former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg lost his seat. I have


encountered this evening something that many people have encountered


before tonight and I suspect many people encounter after tonight,


which is that you live by the sword and by thy -- die by the sword in


politics. The night began with a projection, the exit poll. It had


the Conservatives as the largest party but short of an overall


majority. It put the Tories on three other than 14 seats, down 17. Labour


would be up 34 seats. The SNP down to 34 MPs. The Lib Dems on 14. The


SNP have lost big names on a disappointing night compared with


their Scottish landslide two years ago. Deputy leader Angus Robertson


was ousted by the Conservatives. Former leader Alex Salmond lost his


seat as well. Now one of Theresa May's on MPs is laying the blame on


her. She is in a difficult place. She is a very talented woman and she


doesn't shy from difficult positions. But she now obviously has


to consider your position. V Festival of democracy has been on is


full show, as have the upsets. Theresa May has left her


constituency count. The election campaign has been an unpredictable


journey. Already some Labour opponents are saying tonight it


should bring the end of the road for her premiership. But there is still


a way to go and more votes still to be counted. The pound's position on


currency markets has weakened following early results. Overnight


sterling suffered one of its biggest falls since January, sinking to a


low of almost 2% against the dollar as the euro. A clearer picture of


the markets will emerge when trading opens across Europe. And the final


results of the election coming. Time for the weather.


Good morning. This is how we ended the day in Highland Scotland. For


much of Scotland and Northern Ireland it was a wet day on


Thursday. Today we saw the rain in Scotland petering out. Showers


heading eastwards. Much prior across Northern Ireland. Some sharp showers


across western England and Wales. They will become heavily for the


released this afternoon, as they will in parts of Scotland. We are


talking hail and risk of thunder. Much drier and brighter with some


sunshine for the West. It will feel warmer well. It doesn't last. As we


go through the evening, more rain of the Atlantic. Wetter for Northern


Ireland. As we move into Saturday, for Scotland. The South and east


probably not seeing that much rain. Still quite muggy and one. The rain


clears further north to reveal sunshine and showers. Eventually


that weather front clears all parts going from Saturday to Sunday.


Sunday day of sunny spells and showers.


That is a look of the weather. Let's return to David Dimbleby.


Dawn has broken over Westminster. And a cruel dawn for the Tory party.


After the results that have come in, we have still got 44 to come in. A


lot of talk from sources within the Tory party about Theresa May's


future. We have had the call for her to go. Pretty much a call for her to


go from Anna Soubry, a backbencher, famously outspoken. People Laura


Kuenssberg have been speaking to have said something needs to be done


fairly dramatically and swiftly. There is another interesting aspect.


The votes have gone back to the two main parties, Conservative and


Labour. Not since 1970 have both parties had over 12 million people


voting for them. The current rate is Labour on 12 million and 100,000,


the Conservatives on 12 million and 6000. The smaller parties, the


Liberals, and all the other parties, had given way to a 2-party vote,


which in a way is like that campaign was. There were two very clearly


distinct messages being given from the Conservatives on the one hand


with Theresa May saying strong and stable and all that, and Jeremy


Corbyn on the other hand saying, there is another way. Less


austerity, more spending,, the government should do this and that.


There was a poor rises and on the parties and it seems the voters have


been attracted to the polarisation. They are getting two very clear and


distinct messages. We will now look at how the parties stand.


Let's do that. We started many hours ago in our virtual Downing Street


and we give you our exit poll. A lot of people were saying on social


media it can't be right. The forecast, with only about 44 seats


to go, is very close to what we were saying at five minutes to ten. The


Conservatives falling short. 318 we think now. Let's look at Labour.


Quite a long way back but exceeding all expectations. That is the point


about the Labour performance. They have done better than even they


thought as we have heard from some of the extraordinary interviews we


have heard. 318 for the Conservatives. You will see where


these individual paving stones, which are all individual


constituencies, where they are darker blue we have not got a


result. Back here we have got those results in. It is just the darker


blue. Most are solid blue. Not many more results. The ones we're waiting


for, places like Kensington, Richmond Park, Crawley, Dumfries,


Winchester, Thirsk, Truro, St Ives etc, still waiting for them. The


exit polls stabilised with these results. 318, the Conservatives


short of an overall majority. 650 MPs in the House of Commons, so you


need just over half to be in control. Theresa May will not be.


She will have to find friends in the House of Commons. It will be the


Liberal Democrats this time. Have a look at the Labour line. You could


say the Labour result is no better than Gordon Brown did when he lost


the 2010 election. They have got a handsome share of the vote. Part of


that is rather surprising numbers of Ukip voters going to Labour, which


commentators did not predict. Also, younger voters. I'm sure we will


find out many of them have been involved in the election. Labour


262, that's what we are now forecasting, just down four from


what we said at 10pm. These early seats that we are still waiting for.


Hendon, Ilford North, Dudley... Most of these lines are solid red, solid


blue. This is the situation. What a blow for Theresa May, to call an


election when she was 16 points clear in the polls, thinking about


the landslide of 100 and she didn't even get an overall majority. It is


politically devastating for her. That is why we just saw Jeremy


Corbyn giving the thumbs up. Amazing. John Curtice, you are being


a bit cautious about your exit poll, not your exit poll, the BBC, sky,


ITV exit poll, I have to say that for copyright reasons... This


combined exit poll. You were being courses at the beginning, saying


maybe it is not quite as bad as that for the Tories. -- cautious. It now


looks like you were spot on? One always has to be cautious because


the truth is one knows the fragility. Two years ago we


underestimated the Tory target by 18 seats. It looks as though this time


we might be possibly three seats out, but that is about it. It looks


as though our forecast is going to prove remarkably accurate. Maybe in


the end of the most accurate exit poll yet. We will wait to see.


Is there any possibility of it not being a hung parliament now? There


is no way the Conservatives can get to the 326 mark. There is going to


be a hung parliament. Plus some of the questions Laura was raising


about Theresa May's future. It is worth remembering that the


international academic extra says that calling snap elections often


doesn't work, because voters ask themselves, hang on, what is it that


is coming around the corner that they are trying to hide from us? If


you think about the snap elections we have had in the UK in the past,


1970, Harold Wilson suddenly went to the country when he thought the June


tweet polls had turned in his favour. He lost. In February in


1974, Edward Heath went to the country suddenly because of the


miners strike. He lost. Now very suddenly and unexpectedly indeed,


Theresa May has gone to the country. Her party has not managed to lose,


but maybe we will find that she has ended up the loser of this election.


She should have talked to you before she decided to do it! If she had


read the international literature, it shows that although being able to


call an election when you think it is a good idea might seem an


advantage, if you try to call an election very early in a parliament,


it can rebound on you. Laura, we know that she has a tight circle of


political advisers ma Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy in particular. She must


have consulted them. They are the ones who must take the blame for


this. I understand she is currently closeted with them in Tory HQ,


discussing their next moves. One minister has said to me, I don't


think she has to go, but things will have to change. There will be


demands from inside the 1922 committee and among ministers that


she must change her style of working. She must expand beyond that


tiny group of people. That is where the discussion is. But is she


capable of changing her way of working? She doesn't seem to move an


inch without Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill telling her what to do. She's


famed for her stubbornness. She could try to cast that as being


resolute. That is what she tried to do in this election, boasting that


she could be a bloody difficult woman. But if you will not change


your mind and you have made the wrong decision, it is not great. We


are joined by Simon Hamilton from the Democratic Unionist Party in


Northern Ireland and the member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. I


think you now have eight for the DUP? We increased our seats from


eight in the last parliament to ten. You are clearly going to be a


potentially attractive partner to a Tory Prime Minister who doesn't have


an overall majority. What are you going to be asking for? Well, the


results are still coming in and we will soon know what the final shape


of the parliament is. Let's see what the final result is. The impact of


Northern Ireland will be not just in respect of the Democratic Unionist


Party, but also Sinn Fein, who don't take their seats in Westminster,


which will have an impact on the overall working majority in


parliament. First and foremost, the DUP will be looking to achieve our


goals in respect of the best deal for Northern Ireland. We are also


mindful of our responsibilities in terms of the national political


scene. This is a difficult time for the UK. There are a lot of


challenges, particularly with respect to terrorism and a attack on


democracy in the last few weeks, but also the challenges and


opportunities that Brexit presents and the need to get not just a good


deal for Northern Ireland, but a good deal for the UK. Laura, you


watch Westminster closely. Can you interpret for me what the DUP


position would actually mean in terms of votes in the House? What


kind of pressure will they be able to bring? Significant pressure. In


the last Parliament, the DUP were able to do privately call shots on


some issues. But if there were to be any sort of backsliding on Brexit,


what would you consider to be something unacceptable? We have


already heard that there may be Tory MPs calling for a reconsideration of


the idea of staying in the single market. Would that be something you


would consider as acceptable in the Brexit negotiations? Northern


Ireland has particular circumstances in respect of Brexit, because we


have a border with Ireland which will be the UK's border with the


European Union after Brexit. The UK will be leaving the EU, but there


are particular circumstances shaped by our history, geography and


economy that we want to see reflected in any deal. That is


something we would be talking very early to a new government about. Is


it clear to you that you would only do a kind of vote by vote


understanding or would you consider something more formal with the


Conservatives? Let's see what happens over the next few hours.


Clearly, our votes will be important. In the last Parliament,


our votes were not needed in the way they may be in the new parliament.


On a range of issues, we were able to take a position which was


consistent with our policies as a party but were also in the best


interests of the people of Northern Ireland, and we will continue to do


that. You are in favour of leaving the EU. What kind of border do you


want with the South? We want to see a frictionless border between


Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There are a lot of


movements on a daily basis between people who work on both sides of the


border and a lot of movements in respect of the economy and trade.


The rest of the UK remains our biggest seller 's market. So you


think people who worry about that border and think that for instance,


in terms of immigration into the UK, it is an open door from the Republic


into the north, they are wrong? The Common travel area has existed


between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland since the 1920s.


There has been a lot of talk in the last year about the creation of a


hard border. That is not something we want. Sorry to interrupt, but


were talking about Polish workers and Romanian workers coming from the


EU who have open access at the moment to the mainland of Britain.


They will surely be able to come into the Republic through Northern


Ireland and into Britain. I know you have had a common border with the


South, but that is going to allow anyone to come from anywhere in


Europe into the mainland of Britain, isn't it? The detail of how it would


work in practice would have to be worked out through the course of the


next number of years as we go through the Article 50 process. We


want a good deal for Northern Ireland as we exit the European


Union. We were reassured by what the Prime Minister, David Davis and


other Cabinet members said about their desire not to see a hard


border. That is something we don't want on the Dublin government don't


want to see that either. Brussels officials have also said that, so


there is a recognition of the circumstances of Northern Ireland.


That is something we will want to be dealt with early in the new


parliament. Mr Hamilton, thank you. You mentioned David Davis. We have


been trying to get Boris Johnson to talk to us. No. David Davis? No.


Philip Hammond? No. Senior figures in the Tory party stumm, unlike


Mishal's guests. Were ordered by Alistair Campbell, former director


of Downing Street implications and the Guardian journalist Paul Mason.


Paul, did you dare to hope for these sorts of games for Labour? Yes. I


knew as soon as we did the left-wing manifesto that we could get back to


35%. I'm not sure what the final percentage will be, but it looks


like we are on 12 million votes for Labour, which is pushing close to


what the first two Tony Blair results were. What has then it is


the severe deprivation across the areas of Britain that are voting for


us. 12 million people picked up the Daily Mail and the # And read these


headlines about Corbyn and McDonnell being Marxist terror supporters and


threw them mentally in the bin. So for you, it was the


anti-austerity election? Absolutely. I was campaigning in Plymouth, the


home of the Trident submarine, or where they refurbish them. It looks


like Labour will win both Plymouth seats. Even to that military


community, home of the Royal Marine commandos, it is desperate out there


in many working class communities, and nobody in politics has noticed.


You are making it sound like a win, which it isn't. Alastair Campbell,


what do you think? It has been an extraordinary night. I do think that


an election that Theresa May called to strengthen her position, because


she looked at the numbers on Jeremy Corbyn and thought it was unlosable,


and she has lost. She cannot survive for long in the position she has


got. I think Jeremy Corbyn is onto something in relation to how deep


the austerity is going and the public saying they want something


better. As you mentioned, Mishal, it is important to emphasise that she


has lost and Labour hasn't won. The country is essentially still saying,


we don't really want either of you. But they are doing it at a time when


a government has to go into the most difficult negotiations that any


government has had since the war. For your party, it means that


Blairism is even more firmly part of the past. Jeremy Corbyn's wing of


the party will lead it for the foreseeable future. Well, I want and


hope that the Labour Party can encapsulate and encompass all of


that space. The only way the Labour Party will get back into winning and


having a Labour Prime Minister is if you have that coalition that has the


left, but also has the centre ground. I want to get over this new,


old, Blair, Brown macro thing. History has put us in an amazing


edition. Of course we haven't won and we have to facilitate a stable


conservative/ DUP government forming itself, because this country is


under attack from terror. So what Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry


are signalling about looking... We don't know what the final arithmetic


is. But in the next 12 hours, Amber Rudd has to carry on being Home


Secretary. You are right that Labour now needs to learn from this. I


would like to see some of those big hitters from the brown and Blair era


come into the Shadow Cabinet, reset the balance within Labour, re-look


at what our offer on Brexit is. We have won this is committed to


Brexit. That is how you win in places like Manchester and Bolton.


But the kind of Brexit now has to be one that embraces an engagement with


Europe. One of her big mistakes was that since the referendum, she has


governed for the 40% with two fingers up to the 52%. You cannot


govern for the country with such a big decision to be pursued like


that. So no matter what configuration, there will have to be


a much more consensual approach to what Britain's relationship with


Europe becomes. Let's join Yvette Cooper in


Wakefield. Thank you for joining us at this early hour of the morning.


You are safely back in your seat. You were one of those who wanted to


leave the Labour Party. What do you make of what has happened and what


lessons does it contain for people like you on the right or the centre


of Labour? I think it is great that we're winning back constituencies


for and we are seeing hard work across the country. I applaud the


work Jeremy, Tom, members and activists have been doing across the


country to win back those constituencies. We have also had a


small number of losses, that is very sad. People like Natascha Engel have


been fantastic MPs in Parliament. But overall we have seen some great


results. But of course what it means now is it looks like this is a hung


parliament. I think that Theresa May called this as a referendum on


herself and she has lost that. I do not see how she can carry on because


I don't see she has a mandate for the manifesto she set out. That


means it will be quite complicated in terms of what happens now. We


have to keep up the pressure in terms of what we should be doing. We


need to stand up for people to get a Labour government. And you are no


happy with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership where you were not


before? We had leadership elections in the party. That is how we do


things. Jeremy Corbyn won twice. And that is why we had the whole party


come together as part of this campaign, the all party campaigning


across the country. I have been to about 20 constituencies across the


country campaigning for those Labour candidates. It is great to see many


of them elected this morning. What is happening behind you? Who is


being applauded? Jon Trickett was just making his speech. He has been


re-elected as the MP for Handsworth. -- Hemsworth. You were wrong about


the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. It turns out he is a better leader than


anybody else you could have produced. I you happy to serve in a


shadow cabinet with him, indeed if he becomes Prime Minister serving


cabinet with him? You back onside? I think we have all been working


together in this election. We have been fighting for every vote, every


single member of the party, every single candidate. We have been doing


so together. That has been really important. That is why we have won


support right across the country, a broad range of support. I think you


would certainly agree it would be very presumptuous of me or anybody


else to talk about what happens next. That is for the party. The one


thing that should happen next is that Theresa May, I do think, cannot


carry on as Prime Minister when she has lost what was a referendum she


called on herself. We haven't seen the strong and stable claims that


she made. We have seen the complete opposite happened. We have this


really important Brexit negotiations? To start in about 11


days. -- due to start. There will have to be more transparency. There


will have to be more negotiations and discussions in Parliament


itself. There will have to be a proper, wide-open debate about what


kind of Brexit Britain and the British government is pursuing. They


can't do things the old ways and think they can get away with it


after this election result. Thank you. We have now got a 29 seats


still to declare. And we are now able, officially, so to speak, to


say there is going to be, at the end when everything is in, there is


going to be a hung parliament. No surprise there. With the


Conservatives as the larger party. The largest party. Labour on 262.


But remember, the Conservatives need 326. So far from guaranteeing


certainty and stability for the years ahead, Theresa May called this


election and she has lost 17 majority in favour of a hung


parliament that has her on 318 only. Yes, we are just contemplating that


inside our virtual parliament. Remember in 2010 when the


Conservatives got 306 seats and they needed friends. They looked to the


Liberal Democrats and you got the coalition. What may happen this


time? Let me just show you the numbers here. Remarkably similar to


the numbers we give you at the start of the night. 318, Conservative, 262


Labour. I'm going to show you how it would work if the Conservatives say


to the DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party, help us. They haven't got the


crucial 326 seats. How does it work? We take out, first of all, how do


you get this to line up again? It doesn't matter if we see you. While


you do that, let me explain. Here are the parties. The Conservatives,


308. We are looking for 326. It is pretty simple now. We undertake the


DUP and we have got them down as ten. Add them to it. They are there.


It is pretty, pretty close. It is very painful for Theresa May. It is


that simple thing of saying to the DUP, will you help us? For Theresa


May to reach out and ask them to at least get the Queen's speeds


through. That arrangement involves all kinds of trade having to be


made. Yvette Cooper saying there will be more focus on what is said


and done in and around the chamber of the House of Commons. It could be


done. A pretty simple calculation. They got close enough to the line to


only need the support of the DUP. Let's see what this looks like


inside the house of Commons. We had the Conservatives short. You can see


the finishing line. Three than 26 seats needed. They haven't made it.


It is a hung parliament. They use the DUP to get across the line. Take


a look at the opposition benches. Labour on 262. The SNP on 35. The


Lib Dems recovering a bit. You can see the other parties. We have


filled out the Northern Ireland parties. Labour exceeding all


expectations. If you have a whirl around the House of Commons, you


will see it is dominated, as before, by blue. But of course the crucial


thing, the action around this line, this 327 line danger is the problem


for Mrs May. That is why she will need help to pass laws and govern,


if indeed she stays in power. And if she doesn't stay in power, those who


like a little bit of history at 20 to six in the morning, she will be


the shortest term Prime Minister 's since Andrew Bonar Law, the


Conservative Prime Minister, who served 210 days from 1922 to 1923.


She has done 230 days. Nothing to be proud of. And the absolutely


upside-down version of what he thought was kind to happen. She was


expecting to be the first Conservative leader for 30 years to


have a proper Conservative majority. Don't forget, David Cameron only


made coalition in 2010. In 2015 he had a puny majority. This is the


upside-down version of what Theresa May was anticipating. At the


beginning of the campaign I remember there were a lot of opinion polls


saying that people infinitely preferred her to Jeremy Corbyn. By


quite big margins. Even if they didn't like the Conservative Party.


People assumed it was her style, they liked are not being flashy, the


light are not being as flashy as David Cameron, showing his toes off


on an Instagram with his wife on holiday. She wasn't that kind of


woman. A very private. She went on television and revealed nothing


except that her husband put at the dustbins. People like that


rectitude. Absolutely. We heard on the doorstep that people thought she


wasn't like the other Tories, she was in the past boy. She was like


during child's head teacher. She was calm, she had authority. I think one


of the things that really hurt was not just the social care policy and


the manifesto that frankly panicked a lot of elderly Conservative


voters, it was probably largely due to the presentation not the actual


policy. It panicked her. And then she changed her mind. That idea that


she was stable, that she was resolute, but she had authority, was


hugely undermined by the fact she did a U-turn on manifesto within


days. That had never happened before. Secondly, the issue of


police cuts in the wake of the terror attacks came up the rails in


the closing days of the campaign. Just as you would normally expect


the Conservatives to respond, the electorate to respond more


positively to the Conservatives on security, traditionally a plus for


them, in reverse, it appears to have gone the other way. So again, on the


result and on the reaction of the campaign, a topsy-turvy election in


that sense. It was weird, the turnabout on the care for people in


their homes. It was absolutely clear reading the manifesto that what she


was saying was, you can keep your last ?100,000, but you will pay for


the rest of your care. There was no mention that you wouldn't have to


pay more than 70 5000. Yet when they suddenly said, we will put that in


so you can keep 100, and you won't have to pay more than 75, she just


couldn't bring herself to say it was a change. You say the old people may


not have been too worried but it was the fact that clearly everybody knew


she had changed her position. The public are much more forgiving than


Westminster. The concept of a U-turn. If you front up to it. In


human life, everybody makes mistakes, finally you put your hands


up and say, that is what happened. Theresa May stood there at repeated


press conferences, answering question after question, saying


nothing has changed, nothing has changed. We'll knew something had


changed. We reported it. The public completely knew something had


changed. That undermined her brand of not being like the rest. What is


it with this nick, Timothy and Fiona Hill, that they can take on one side


and say, don't give way, which is presumably what they were doing?


Presumably she will have felt that. They are a core trio that I worked


together for years. But to present her as not being able to make a


wrong mind up is not fair. In our last couple of years at the Home


Office, the to -- two of them had already left. The story is too


tempting to imagine as a politician having strings pulled by people


behind the scenes. The thing about Theresa May is she is extremely


self-contained. She doesn't trust people easily. Since she moved into


Number 10 people have been saying, she will have to broaden her circle.


You can run that kind of tight ship if you are in a department. At


Number 10, you have to be nimble. What we saw in this campaign, that


was the one thing Theresa May seemed not capable of doing, was being


nimble. The next 24-hour is she needs to survive. She is gone to


need to be nimble. I understand she has been talking the Tory staff.


Apparently her mood was calm, sombre. She didn't directly address


the issue of her future. She didn't say she was going to stay, we will


carry on together. The application of course not mentioning it is that


she hasn't made of her mind. -- made up her mind. I will come back to you


in a minute. This is a list of seats still to declare. Have a look at


this. The Tories have to win all of these bar one. All of these bar one.


There is the less. These are all being counted at the moment. They


have taken Devon West and torrid. They have to take all of them bar


one. If they lose two, it is a hung parliament. That is why we are


forecasting a hung parliament. What reaction have you got? Not just


social media. I am text on relentlessly. I text it


a former Tory minister, can she survived? I will not telling the


utilities. The response was, I doubt it. As Laura has been reporting and


discussing, this election was called about the single issue of Brexit.


Theresa May wanted a mandate to connect -- to negotiate with


conviction. It is clear looking at what we are seeing on social media


that people who backed Remain, they are very much emboldened. We have a


declaration from Ashfield. Gloria Del Piero, 21,000 285. Tony


Harper, Conservative Party, 20800 and 44. Green Party candidate, 398.


Putting people before politics, 4612. Ray Young, Ukip, for the


number of ballot papers rejected... Gloria Del Piera has been there


since 2010. A former political correspondent for television. Once


described as Tony Blair's favourite broadcaster. She has held onto


Ashfield. The previous majority was 8000. This is down in the hundreds.


But anywhere, Ashfield has been held. Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.


The Remainers, people like Ed Miliband, were meant to be


vanquished by this election. The idea was that by getting a big


mandate, Theresa merguez cover their ambitions. But actually, these guys


are massively happy about this result. Ed Miliband has put out a


message in the last hour saying, we know Theresa May can't now negotiate


Brexit for Britain because she told us losing a majority would destroy


her authority, and it has. Pretty brutal stuff from Ed Miliband. There


are lots of people who are almost celebrity opponents of Brexit. Simon


Schama, the historian, is one of them. He has put out a message


saying hard Brexit is dead ma May on life support. Democracy is alive and


kicking, a great thing. We are going to have lots of complex battles


inside the Conservative Party and the House of Commons over the next


few weeks, but that is not the only battle. The other 27 members of the


European Union will be looking at this result. I think they agreed


with Theresa May's analysis. Had she got a big increase in her majority,


she would have had a stronger bargaining position. Now it is much


weaker. Whoever runs the government over the next few weeks and months


will find it much harder to get any deal out of the other 27 members.


But if their mandate is weaker here, the strongest contingent in the


Conservative Party is the Eurosceptics. So with a weaker


mandate, there are potentially more likely to push her around and


therefore a hard Brexit could be back on the table. Let's hear from


the Conservative Party, a man who contended for the Conservative Party


leadership until he dropped out, Stephen Crabb, who has held his


Welsh seat by just over 300, down from 5000 or so. Thank you for


joining us. Tell us what you think of the state of affairs for your


party and which direction it should now go in? I have not been able to


follow the full unfolding results or what the current state of the


arithmetic is of what the new parliament will be but clearly,


something has gone awry here. We set out on this election campaign


wanting to provide the country with more stability and more unity ahead


of the Brexit negotiations, and we are emerging with a situation in


parliament where there are more divisions and less stability. So we


clearly need to take stock of what has gone on and think about what


these big overarching challenges with the Brexit negotiations, and


take time to rethink what the correct approach is in the national


interest. Can the Prime Minister hang on? Is absolutely she can. I


don't know what the current state of affairs is with the number of seats


being won, but if she is the leader of the largest party, there is a


duty upon her as Prime Minister to seek to form a viable government.


The last thing we should be doing right now while the election results


are still coming in, is called for more political turbulence and knee


jerk decisions. We need to be calm about this. Theresa May clearly


understands the seriousness of the situation. But we should avoid hasty


decisions that add to the instability. Leaving aside the


leadership, in terms of policy, you are stored Remainer -- a staunch


Remainer. You don't want to see Britain leave the EU in difficult


circumstances and go into the World Trade Organisation. Do you think


this election will have a salutary effect on the decisions that are


made about Brexit as a Remainer? Well, I voted for Remain, but I


understood the result of the referendum last year and recognised


the need to strike a pragmatic and realistic Brexit position. I think


it is important to avoid falling back on this hard edge Brexit


relying on World Trade Organisation rules. And yes, one of the messages


from the results tonight will be that the government needs to seek a


balanced, pragmatic approach, strike that deal with the European Union if


we can. Ideally, given that it is unlikely that there will be one


party with an overall majority, we need to be trying to forge as much


cross-party consensus on this as possible. Stephen Crabb, thank you.


While you were talking, we were watching Zac Goldsmith at Richmond


Park, where there appear to have been two recounts. He is looking


very chirpy. That is him, the blond fellow in the background, who is


fighting the Conservative cause against the Liberal Democrats, who


took over his seat in a by-election. Let's hear from our reporter there


if we can. We can't. So we will leave him there, mulling over


whatever it is that has happened, and go to North East Fife. It is


difficult to interpret people's faces. And we have lost North East


Fife as well. But I'm sure everyone will come back in time. So we have a


hung parliament, we think. 20 seats to go now and the Tories are on 306.


We think they will end up at 318. Is it time to remind ourselves of what


happens with a hung parliament? I am sure it is. The technical rules. Who


governs while it is resolved? The incumbent Prime Minister is still in


office. Whatever happens with the Tory party, the government in power


gets the first chance to form a government. If they can't do that


and they try to put something forward to the Commons and it fails,


then the Prime Minister has to resign. We may not get to that


territory. We will have to leave your lecture. We are going to


Southampton. The Conservative candidate, 16006. If Labour hold


this one, it is a hung parliament. Independent, 680.


Southampton independent, 716. Labour Party, 27509. That is it. He has


increased his agility, so it is a hung parliament. The Tories had to


take that one if they were to have any chance of reaching 326. They now


don't. We forecast a hung parliament and it now is a hung parliament.


This is the official moment where we can say Theresa May's gamble has


spectacularly backfired. She has lost the majority she inherited from


David Cameron. She herself is in a vulnerable position at a time when


whoever is in charge faces the most competitive political task in


decades. Astonishing. You can go back to reading your rules. So the


Prime Minister is still entitled. Does she go to the palace? No. I


think she still will go to the palace. There still has to be a


formal request after a general election. Then she goes back to the


House of Commons. A vote of confidence then? That would be up to


the 1922 committee. But what will she do as Prime Minister? The first


move would be to put forward what she plans to do. Parliament State


opening is on the 19th of June, so she would try to put forward a


Queen's Speech and essentially dare the other parties to vote you down.


It may be that things are moving so fast that we might not get there but


technically, the largest party is entitled to put forward a Queen's


Speech and see what the other parties make of it. On these


numbers, it may be that if Theresa May makes it through the Tory


grinder, her Queen's Speech would go through and then she could carry on,


albeit very much damaged but still in charge. But it is too


straightforward to say she has to get it through Parliament, because


the opposition parties might not want to force another election now


or form another government. So they can call back or abstain. They can


do all sorts of things. Let her stew in her own juice for a bit. She has


already voiced that up on her own petard. There we go, two analogies!


The rules create the backdrop of all of this. But the political mood is


more important. Where there is a will, there's a way. If the party


allows her to stay and she wants to carry on when she's so damaged, then


maybe she can. But somebody in 11 days' time has to go and speak to Mr


Barnier about leaving. So who does that? If Theresa May stays on, you


would assume it would be David Davis, if he doesn't get moved to


another job. But it would be an astonishing thing where whoever it


is turned up opposing the other 27 countries around the table. Emily


has more results for us. We know it is now a hung parliament, but let's


see what has come in. I wonder if we are starting to feel the pace of the


shy Remainer in these results. This is Chipping Barnet, a north London


suburb by showing that although Theresa Villiers has kept the seat,


look at the swing, again away from her towards Labour of 6.9%. Same


sort of direction as the one we saw with Justine Greening in Putney.


They are holding on here. Dumfriesshire is the one that has


been held for the Conservatives. It does start to look like a rejection


of independence, whether you are talking about the Scottish


referendum, or maybe a start of the shy Remain vote in England. We have


seen some extraordinary swings in Scotland on a summer of 20%. This is


not as big, but it is still pretty hefty, and 11 point swing towards


the Conservatives away from the SNP. Even when you see the old, let's


look at the change. The Ukip vote is again deeply down, Labour making


those gains which holds the seat for the Conservatives. In Scotland, we


are seeing a real rejection of independence, with all the parties


taking away from the SNP. Will we start to interpret the same sort of


movement in some of the gains that Labour is making from the


Conservatives? So it could be that one of the effects of this election


will be to give hope to the 48% who voted Remain in the referendum last


summer? They will think there is now something to play for again. You


have heard the Remainers saying the 48% felt forgotten. Perhaps over the


course of this year, the Remainers are the ones who have felt their


voice was ignored and it is starting to come through. This is the voice


of the shy Remainers, but they have not decamped en masse to the Lib


Dems. It was the Lib Dem strategy to relentless target the 40% in the


hope that they would all come over to the yellow column, but that has


not happened, interestingly. Well, the 326 seats that the Tories needed


if they were to have a majority, even a minuscule one, is now


impossible. So it is a hung parliament. The Conservatives have


309 seats. Labour 258. There is no way the Conservatives can go to 326.


That is how it is at the moment. We have not shown the other parties. I


don't think we have even mentioned whether the Green Party won in


Brighton. We are still waiting for that result, Caroline Lucas. That is


how things are. It is a hung parliament, and that's the story.


And it has taken us from ten o'clock, when it was quite


astonishing to get the exit poll, to now, just before six o'clock, to be


certain that that is how things are. Peter. In the light of the


referendum a year ago, Scotland was doing one thing, London was doing


one thing, and the rest of England and Wales. It is like that tonight.


These three quite different operations. Scotland, a massive


swing from SNP to Conservative. In a huge swing to Labour, especially in


the Tory marginals. The rest of England and Wales, a small swing to


Labour. So once again, the shadow of Brexit and the referendum is telling


in these results. A while ago, Southgate went back to Labour. The


remarkable thing is that it was actually in line with all the other


Conservative marginals in London. The surprising thing is that it was


not a surprise in terms of what was happening in London tonight.


Cordova it is six o'clock and some of you will have had your alarm


clocks winging in your ear. You will be will wanting to know what


happened. The news from the Election Centre, it is a hung parliament.


Theresa May, having gone to get what she called certainty and stability


for the years ahead, has totally failed. She had a majority of 17


when this election was called a few weeks back, she now doesn't have a


majority at all. From her point of view, it's a total disaster. It was


a call she made and it fell flat. That's how things are. For the next


hour and the rest of the day, we will discuss the ramifications. All


sorts of ramifications, whether she stays on this, what happens on


policy. 11 days from now, we have to start discussing with EU the terms


of Brexit. If you are yawning and about to do your morning exercises,


that is the news for you. Up here with me, two people whose


job it is to decipher these messages into newsprint and onto the


airwaves. Let's start with the point a moment


ago, Andrew, do you think this was the voice of the shy Remainer coming


back? I said earlier I thought there was an element of the angry Remainer


who had been ignored for most of the campaign, expressing itself in some


of the results. There is a lot to this result, but the big headline is


this is the most stunning reversal of fortunes. Just a month ago, the


local elections, it now appears to be the Jurassic in love. Labour was


absolutely hammered at those elections. -- the Jurassic era. Fast


forward now, stunningly better results for Jeremy Corbyn, when most


expected, including me, and most of his MPs... Some of that is obviously


down to the dreadful Conservative campaign, but credit where it is


due, Labour has run a very effective campaign, confounding so many


expectations. Until a minute to ten last night, many Labour MPs were


waiting to come out anticipating a dreadful drubbing. Some who have


appeared on this programme over the course of the evening, perhaps


preparing to launch leadership campaigns. All that is for the birds


now. What do you think this was about? I think we are all going to


concentrate on Theresa May falling short in her gamble, but we should


not miss the big driver, that Jeremy Corbyn did vastly better than people


expected and had analysed. His idea was Ed Miliband did not energise


people beyond the ordinary people who vote in elections, and we can do


that with a new message. Everybody outside their group thought that was


an eccentric theory, it wouldn't happen. They were right, we were


wrong. That is one of the big drivers of the election. People


thought Labour would get 30%, it got above 40%. No one saw that coming.


That is a bigger feature of the election. Why would that happen? One


of the reasons is obviously Remain versus Leave. When David


Cameron had the election in 2015, real income growth was going up. Now


it is going down. Everything political science tells you, you


have to make the election about something else. She tried to make it


about the Brexit negotiations, but it ended up being a lot about


austerity. Not an election winning number of voters for Labour. Mr


Corbyn and his team were right, they seem to have been proved correct in


attaching onto the idea that after seven years, a lot of the public is


heartily sick of austerity. Even if they did not think plausible the


whole Labour programme... Is it a campaign when not much could have


been done? It is worth noting Labour did not actually win the election.


The really interesting question is, is there a way of taking the


excitement Jeremy Corbyn brings to the campaign and linking it with


feeling they could actually govern, which would then produce the extra


votes that would allow them to actually win a majority themselves?


Because it is important not to be carried away by expectations and


think that Labour won the election. In circumstances where the economy


was going backwards and there was a Remain feeling, of course they fall


short, so we need to analyse that too. What are you hearing from


within the party about Theresa May's future? Because everyone is busy, I


am not hearing one way or another, but if you fight an election because


you want a mandate and you don't get a mandate, that puts your position


in question. The problem for the Conservative Party is there is no


majority in the Conservative Party that would then command a majority


on Brexit in the Commons, and in the Lords actually. Where they would go


and where the Conservative Party would go is different. The


leadership on a platform to govern... There is also the personal


factor with Mrs May. I have watched other Prime Ministers go through


this. David Cameron said before the referendum result he would not


resign as Prime Minister. He woke up and realised the loss of authority


and that he could not carry on plausibly in those circumstances.


She will obviously be considering, the people closest to her, most of


all her husband... If enough of them want me to carry on, would it be


worth it? Having tried to sell myself in this way and been rejected


by the people, do I want to try and go hand to mouth, knowing that a lot


of my party are absolutely furious with me, having to cut day by day


deals with the Ulster Unionists? I wonder. Thank you.


Let's turn to the Green Party. They have in effect only one candidate


with a chance of winning. It is of course Caroline Lucas, co-leader of


the Greens in Brighton Pavilion. Worth thinking for a moment for


those people who voted Green, if she does get in, we will get the result


in a moment, over half a million people voted Green, so she


represents half a million of the electorate. 13 million voted


Conservative and they get 310 seats. 12.5 million voted Labour and they


get 258. The Lib Dems get 12. Under half a million, the SNP get 34. Over


half a million and the Greens get one. Worth reflecting on. Let's get


the result from Brighton Pavilion and see whether she did actually to


represent... The Brighton Boolean constituency is


as follows. Ian Buchanan, 630, Ukip. Solomon Curtis, Labour Party...


Caroline Lucas, Green Party, 30,149. Emma Warman, Conservatives... The


number of other papers rejected were as follows. Mark identifying vote,


three. Unmarked, 133. The total rejected votes come 154. So Caroline


Lucas has increased her majority. She is up by 6722. A majority of


nearly 15,000. Here she is, the co-leader of the Green Party. Thank


you so much to the returning officer and his amazing staff tonight. Thank


you to the other candidates. Thank you to my really amazing campaign


team and the Legion of volunteers who did so much in this campaign.


Going well beyond the call of duty. I want to say a huge thank you to


Matt, Gabriel, my campaign manager and my agent, you have been so


fantastic. Thank you so much. Thank you to my amazing family, as ever,


always with me every step of the way. And most of all, thank you to


the wonderful people of Brighton Pavilion, whom it has been such an


honour and privilege to serve. Thank you for putting your faith in me


again. Caroline Lucas, winning her seat in Brighton Pavilion again. At


6.10, time for some news. Dawn has broken. A fine day. And my goodness,


down there in those few square miles around Westminster, the people


coming back, the people in Downing Street, the people in Tory party


head office, the Labour Party offices, yak yak yak, trying to


decide what on earth to do. All of our BBC yak gag yakkers will be


going down there, including Laura Kuenssberg. Not quite yet, but


shortly. At some point, we expect Theresa May to come out. I'm not


sure whether she is back in there already, but it is on mornings like


this that back entrances to official buildings come into their own.


Waving from the window... John Major in defeat was televised


making a live speech to staff, a gracious speech, when he lost in


1997. It's normal to go back to Central office. It's not normal to


be completely hidden away. Westminster Abbey, the end east


there, and the Union Flag flying over the House of lords. -- the East


end there. Let us not be deflected any further


by the beauty of this scene of London and the dawn, and let's


instead have the latest news. With Louise Minchin.


Theresa May's decision to call a snap general


election has backfired, and there will be a hung parliament.


With only a handful of seats left to declare, the Conservatives have


Labour has done better than expected in the general election,


and Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign.


The Prime Minister says the country needs stability.


The night saw both Alex Salmond and Nick Clegg lose their seats.


Our political correspondent Tom Bateman's report


A political gamble - the hope that she would transform


the Tories' fragile advantage in Parliament with a huge win.


But the smiles of the campaign trail have vanished.


Forecasts suggest the Conservatives may end up even worse off,


If, as the indications have shown, if this is correct,


that the Conservative Party has won the most seats, and probably


the most votes, then it will be incumbent on us to ensure we have


that period of stability, and that is what we will do.


And you can see what the Labour leader makes


A man whose campaign confounded many expectations.


Beaming smiles, with Labour on course for a far better


The Prime Minister called the election because


Well, the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats,


lost votes, lost support, and lost confidence.


I would have thought that is enough to go, actually.


In Battersea, Labour have ousted a government


There have been Labour gains elsewhere - in Stockton South


from the Conservatives, and in Scotland,


And just look at the mood during the count in Hastings. Home Secretary


Amber Rudd only just scraped home by 346 votes. It's not just the Tories


suffering. In Sheffield, the Lib Dem's former


leader Nick Clegg has lost his seat. I, of course, have encountered this


evening something that many people have encountered before tonight,


and I suspect many people will encounter after tonight,


which is in politics you live by the sword and you


die by the sword. The night began with


a projection - the exit poll. This morning, with most seats


counted, the BBC forecast has the Conservatives as the largest party


but short of an overall majority. Labour are on course to increase


their number of seats by around 30. The SNP have lost big names on a


disappointing night compared with their Scottish landslide two years


ago. Angus Robertson was ousted by the Conservatives, and their former


leader Alex Salmond lost his seat too. One of Theresa May's own MPs is


laying the blame on her. She is in a very difficult place. She is a


remarkable, talented woman and she does not shy from difficult


decisions but she has to consider her position. Democracy has been on


full show. So have the upsets. Now an unpredictable journey for Theresa


May as dawn breaks on renewed political uncertainty. As she


arrives at her party HQ, she knows there are those saying this result


should bring the end of the road for a Premiership. The seating


arrangement in this place has changed significantly, or because


Theresa May asked you to decide. Now she has the answer.


The pound has fallen sharply, as traders react to the results. A


clearer picture of the markets will continue to emerge when trading


opens across Europe. In other news, 1-1 is investigating the terror


attack at London Bridge in which eight people died have made another


arrest. A 29-year-old man was detained in east London, bringing


the total number of people in custody to five. 12 others were


released without charge. The Trump administration has denied


allegations by James Comey that the president tried to impede an


investigation into last year's presidential election. Mr Trump's


lawyers said the testimony finally confirm publicly that the president


was not under investigation. He has also called for Mr Comey


to be prosecuted for leaking Mr Comey has now admitted that he is


one of these leakers. He has now admitted that he unilaterally and


surreptitiously made unauthorised disclosure to the press. Back to


election news in a couple of moments, after an update on the


weather, with Matt Taylor. Good morning.


Good morning. Overall, a sunny story for most of you today. But you might


need your umbrella just in case, there will be some chicks in the


forecast. The showers will be moving eastwards during the day. But some


gaps in between the showers. With a bit more sunshine then yesterday, it


will probably feel just a touch warmer. Tonight, temperatures will


hold up, with cloud spilling in once again. That will be bringing rain


into many areas for the start of Saturday. The driest and brightest


of the weather will be across parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and the


south-east of England. Quite a humid day tomorrow. Sunday, driest again


in the south-east corner. Further north and west, it will feel a


little bit cooler. Time now to hand you back to David Dimbleby.


Welcome back. Where is the Prime Minister, and what is she up to? Ben


Wright is outside Tory party headquarters. Good morning. Good


morning. We believe she is now in No 10, having spent quite a long time


here at Tory HQ mulling over what to do next. She did talk to Tory


staffers just before she left and I understand she said things would be


different, but the Tories would continue to be a party which works


for everyone. I am told there was no mention about her own intentions,


weather she will stay or go. One source in there told me that her


mood was down, sombre but calm. I'm told that she has left here and gone


to Downing Street. There are a. Of Tory party staffers trudging out,


looking pretty desolate. They thought this would be a morning of


jubilation and celebration. I was with the Tory battle bus this week,


going around Labour held seats which they thought would all be turning


blue this morning. None of them were expecting this. Things will change,


meaning...? Laura Kuenssberg has been talking about, she would have


to change the way she does things - could that be what she meant, or


could it mean, you may not have me around any more? I think it is more


likely to be the former. She will be well aware that as this campaign has


progressed, there have been a growing degree of frustration and


anger I think within Tory party ranks, the Parliamentary


Conservative ranks, about how she runs the show, how this campaign was


conducted, I think there is real anger not just about social care and


how that policy unravelled within a couple of days and had to be


amended, but also the offerings on tensions, benefits, on the triple


lock, on the repeated mantra that all Britain needed was strong and


stable leadership, a campaign built entirely around Theresa May. There


was a lot of disquiet, particularly in the last couple of weeks, about


how this campaign had been wrong and what it said about how Theresa May


runs her inner circle. I think there had already been demands for that to


change. Had she won this election comfortably and carried on as Prime


Minister in the months and years ahead, I think she would have been


forced to make some changes on that front. That might be watching was


referring to. You say you were on the campaign bus, and I know there


was a lot of talk about, for instance, Jeremy Corbyn would go and


speak to 1000 people, or 2000 people, and she would go into an


empty factory, where 12 workers were brought out to listen to her - was


it actually like that, is that how it felt, that she wasn't making any


real eye contact with people, wasn't arguing her case, was keeping away


from the crowds? Not entirely fair. I went to some of the factory


visits, where often the workers in these places were given no clue as


to who was about to turn up, they were just told a VIP was about to


appear, and they were quite stand to see the Prime Minister. She would


then stay for up to half an hour, taking any questions they wanted to


ask. When you are in the workplace setting, it is a bit odd quizzing


the Prime Minister with no notice of. But there was a degree of


interaction. What there wasn't was any of the colour and Carnival and


the mass rallies that we saw from Jeremy Corbyn. The Tory campaign was


entirely different. On the whole, Theresa May made the same short


speech to 100, that's 200 Tory activists who had been bussed into a


venue, with messages given to them by Tory party staffers, and it was


often white hard to find a pulse on this Tory campaign. It was not


exciting, it was just a robotic thing, driven, rammed home message,


which did not change, really, join the campaign. I think they will feel


it did the job in terms of getting the message onto the television


screens, that was what the campaign was about. It was only in the last


couple of days that it had some feel of a general election campaign, it


had more pace, there were rallies where Theresa May became more


animated. But it felt a strange campaign inside the bubble of it.


Interesting picking up on what Ben Wright was saying, inevitably, the


blame game inside Tory headquarters has already started. This campaign,


like the previous ones, was run by Lynton Crosby, the Australian


suppose it my stroke. Sources inside Tory HQ are telling me that Crosby's


team did not understand Theresa May. They did not get her, they did not


understand her. They walked in with their prepared attack lines about


the coalition of chaos, and strong and stable... And then what was


describes me as sensible people who knew Theresa May asked for changes


in species and told Crosby that the strong and stable slogan had become


a joke, all those suggestions were basically pushed out. Of course,


everybody is now trying to rewrite history and saying, of course I said


it was going to be a disaster! But it seems the public have rejected


that much more controlled kind of campaigning, very similar to what


David Cameron did. Theresa May did not play it any different to what


David Cameron did under Lynton Crosby. But it seems that model did


not fit for her, a very different kind of politician, and that kind of


campaign just didn't work. Kamal Ahmed, very briefly, and I will come


back to you for the wider implications - Stirling, what has


happened, can you afford to go on holiday any more? Just about, David,


I'm sure you will be able to afford it. I was asking on behalf of the


US! We were here on Brexit night, and the market has once again shown


its unerring ability to misjudge election outcomes. The market was


positioned for a pretty solid Theresa May majority. That didn't


happen. From the moment of the exit poll, Stirling has been weak, it has


fallen by up to 2%. It has slightly rallied. But if we think about where


the economy is, when politics hits the uncertainty button, the economy


keeps going. Real incomes are still falling, rove has slowed down, and


now the uncertainty around the direction of travel for the


Government on tackling these big economic issues has only increased,


overlaid on the Brexit issue and how the Government is going to negotiate


with Europe in this tight time frame. That is going to mean a


weaker pound, investors being more nervous about the UK. At the same


time as, in the Eurozone, for example, growth has increased, and


in America, growth is coming back. And so, for investors, they have got


options, where they put their money. Lowball capital is global capital.


And that will be the worry for investors and businesses in the UK


about, we have this period of uncertainty, overlaid on Brexit,


that is only going to cause the UK economy more problems, and those


deep-seated problems, like real incomes falling will not be tackled


by the Government, because the Government will not be clear on what


its political approach will be. Let's have a look at these seats.


The updated prediction now, remember, the Conservatives needed


326 to have a majority, they're 12 short, and Labour is on 260. We have


not looked at for some time, for people who have just got up and want


to see it, some of the key constituencies which told the story


tonight - can we do that? It has been a night of the big beasts with


some pretty poignant losses, and one of those was in Sheffield Hallam.


Nick Clegg saying that he never shirk from fighting political


battles and that he stood up in the national interest to form that


coalition with the Conservatives. But here, you can see what happened


possibly as a result of that, or possibly as a result of Labour


straightening here. The seat has been taken from the click by Labour.


It was on the Labour target list but there was quite forlorn moment,


watching Nick Clegg realise that his political future, in terms of his


constituency MP work, had ended tonight. So, a 4% swing to Labour


from the Lib Dems. We also saw Angus Robertson, was always on that list,


the SNP leader in Westminster, often called, in the old days, the voice


of real opposition to the Conservatives, in the days when the


SNP were not taking Labour very seriously. He has lost his seat,


been replaced by Douglas Ross for the Conservatives. Gordon, a real


big beast here, Alex Salmond, losing this seat. He took it from the Lib


Dems, and now the Conservatives have taken it from the SNP. So, that loss


of some big figures. In Twickenham, Vince Cable is back for the Lib


Dems. They have lost Nick Clegg, but possibly Vince Cable coming in there


again. Hastings, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, just holding on,


after two recounts in which she looked vulnerable. And Caroline


Lucas has increased majority, she has virtually doubled it, she is now


at nearly 15,000 majority, an astonishing personal performance for


a very popular Ringleader as well as MP. -- very popular Green leader. We


have an announcement coming... Scottish Labour Party, 4026.


Scottish National Party, 13,743. Tony Macklin is capable Scottish


Conservative unionist party, 10,088. Scottish Liberal Democrats, 13,741.


Independent Sovereign Democratic Briton, 224. The total number of


ballot papers allocated, 41,822... So, the SNP holds on by two votes!


The Liberal Democrats very nearly took the seat. Can I thank you for


your ordinary efforts tonight in what has been quite an extraordinary


evening. Thank you to you. Can I thank Elizabeth, Tony and Rosalind


for a well fought campaign, thank you for the campaign that we fought.


It has been a close one, it's fair to say! Can I also thank the


volunteers, first of all my extraordinary team, thank you.


Second, the volunteers from every political party that make democracy


work, and have been trudging around in the pouring rain today. You have


my thanks as well. And finally, presiding Officer, on a personal


note, my wife had a baby halfway through this election. She has been


an absolute hero. Thank you. We will leave five Northeast. The last


election as close as that was Mark oaten, in Winchester, way back. He


had a majority of two and there was a legal challenge and the election


was fought again, and he then won. By a landslide.


Barry Gardiner, the shadow international Trade Secretary. He


joins us from Brent North. Good morning. Good morning. So what do


you make of all this? It has been an extraordinary night. If you look


back seven weeks to what was being predicted in the broadsheets, the


Prime Minister expected a floodgate, a tsunami. She was looking at a


120-150 seat majority, and she said she needed this in order to be able


to negotiate in Europe a good Brexit deal for the UK. We are now in a


situation which is far less about which party is up and down, it's


much more about the fact that in a week, we will be the -- starting


negotiations. She has gambled and has lost. It is written that has


lost, because she will go into that negotiation and be considered a


laughing stock with those whom she has to negotiate with. -- it is


Britain that has lost. Have you spoken to Jeremy Corbyn, your party


leader? John McDonnell? Not since the election results, no. You didn't


expect this to happen, did you? You are taken by surprise, like many


other Labour Party people? Sorry, I was working to win this election...


I said you didn't expect it to happen. I didn't take anything for


granted, but I have to say I didn't have an expectation, because there


are real storms sweeping across British politics. Rex it was one of


them. This was a general election which proved very difficult for the


Conservatives. -- Brexit was one of them. In terms of their manifesto,


but also it was blighted by the appalling events of Manchester and


London Bridge. So there are very different, swirling measures that


meant this was a very difficult election to predict. So what I


concentrated on was the manifesto we had, the clarity of our policies, my


belief that they were the right actions to take to help people in


this country who really needed a change of government. And needed a


fairer society. And I deeply, deeply disappointed that we didn't manage


achieve a Labour victory so we could put those policies into effect. Put


it this way, are you concerned... You talked about Brexit talks


starting in 11 days. You think the Prime Minister will have to go? Do


you expect to still be on the opposition benches, facing a Prime


Minister supported maybe by the Northern Ireland parties? What do


you think the future in Parliament is? Look, probably there are only


two people who know that. Theresa May and her husband. She is in the


driving seat in this, but of course she has lost the confidence of her


party. That is very, very clear. It really is a matter of what she can


broker within the Conservative Party. But this is a time when she


should be focusing on what she can broker within Europe. That is why


it's so deeply damaging to our nation. Politics is not a game


between the political parties. It's ultimately supposed to be about the


benefit of the British people, and she has put that all in jeopardy by


this, and she has lost. Barry Gardiner, thank you for joining us.


He started by describing it as an extraordinary night. I have pulled


out three tweets which tell the story succinctly. The first, from


Fraser Nelson, the editor of the Spectator. If Corbyn does take


Labour to 40%, he will have done more to increase the party vote


share since Clement Attlee in 1945. The second, Mark Wallace. An of the


record quote from a Tory MP, we basically ran the Remain campaign,


it was just about doom and disaster if you vote the other way.


Recriminations about how inside Tory HQ they are thinking about what went


wrong. And now the more panoramic, major story of this evening which we


will talk about for months and years ahead. Harry Smith, a 94-year-old


Labour activist who served in the Second World War, very trenchant


online. He says, this morning, Britain's Young have shown they can


become the greatest generation of the 21st century. You have my


respect. This has been about young people coming out and swinging party


towards Jeremy Corbyn and taking many of us buy supplies. Thanks. We


know that the Prime Minister has gone back to Number Ten. -- many of


us by surprise. Jeremy Vine is outside. People are waking up and


wondering what we have been through with this extraordinary result.


Let's take you through it, how by hour. Until 2am, the first handful


of seats, you can see that seats Labour thought were maybe on the


edge of being marginal, Hartlepool, the Vale of Clwyd, they stayed


Labour. Labour were defending their territory. The Conservatives took


Angus in Scotland, which it look like they had no prospect of doing,


on paper. At 3am, let's see what we knew. By this stage, looking at the


Labour line, they have taken Sheffield Hallam, Nick Clegg is out


of the House of Commons. Glasgow North East goes Labour. An


interesting result in Scotland. Ipswich goes from blue to red. Very


interesting. The Conservatives hanging on to what they have got,


Cleethorpes for example, but they would expect to hang onto those


kinds of seats. What are they doing to move them forward? Nothing


outside Scotland at all. At 4am, you can see Batley and Spen


for Labour, the late Jo Cox's constituency that came back as


Labour. In London, Labour posted quite high percentages in places


like Vauxhall and Brent and Hammersmith and Dagenham.


Underpinning this idea that in Remain seats, particularly those


with lots of young voters, Labour were doing very well indeed.


Scotland was constantly offsetting the bad news for the Conservatives


in the meantime. Aberdeenshire West, Stirling, Berwickshire, all going to


the Conservatives in Scotland, against any predictions made. At


5am, we are nearly there... The Conservatives get the result of


Hastings. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary's constituency. That was


very, very close. She would not have been expecting to be in that nip and


tuck fight in Hastings, but that was the case with quite a few


Conservative seats. Meanwhile, OK, Labour are behind by doing much


better than anyone expected. They take Enfield, Southgate off the


Conservatives, the history of that seat with Michael Portillo being


kicked out by Tony Blair's party in 1997. A 10% swing for Labour in that


seat. By six o'clock, let's bring on the rest. The Conservatives are


ahead, but we knew by this stage they weren't going to make the


finishing line of 326. They took Southampton, chipping barnet, but


they would never have expected to be in trouble in those safe seats.


Labour at this point, you can see Southampton, Gloria de Piero's seat.


Hove had been assumed to be pretty marginal but Labour took it. Held


it. So what a situation. We are very near the line. We have not yet got


every seat. If they are dark blue, dark red, we don't know the final


result. Truro, Cornwall Southeast, Crewe, Cornwall North, Kensington...


But the one thing we do know, the Conservatives cannot make this 326


line. That is just over half the total number of MPs in the House of


Parliament. They can't do it, and therefore it has been a terrible,


terrible mistake for Theresa May to throw away the majority won by David


Cameron in 2015. Yes, Labour have come second but they have done far


better than almost anyone expected. David, that is the story. Amazing.


Laura Kuenssberg, our political editor, has been sitting here since


ten o'clock last night. You have to go to Downing Street. Do we know


when Theresa May is speaking? We thought it might be ten o'clock, but


we are told it is not, so I'm going to go, in case it is sooner than


that. Just summarise for us how you think things stand, and the way you


think politics will develop at Westminster over the next few days?


Unquestionably, a total political disaster for Theresa May. This is on


her, it was her decision to do it. A huge success were Jeremy Corbyn. Not


the largest party but he has massively outperformed expectations.


-- for Jeremy Corbyn. He has achieved far more than he himself


thought. The hat-trick, if you like. He won the lass ship against


expectation. -- the Labour leadership. He survived the contest.


He has performed better than Labour in 2015 and 2010. A huge success.


For us, we know the Tories are the largest party and they have the


right to try and form the Government. They are tantalisingly


close to actually getting a majority, and they would have a


workable majority because we know the Northern Ireland Unionist MPs


would come alongside them. But we do not know at the moment if Theresa


May is the person to try to form that government. It may be her. She


may be forced to stay on as a sort of caretaker and do some kind of


deal behind-the-scenes about standing down later on. She may


decide to quit after this humiliation. Or she may be privately


being forced to do so right now. So we know the result but we don't know


for sure who our Prime Minister is going to be. Tell us about Jeremy


Corbyn's character. He must be tough as old boots having gone through


that campaign, having been monster by the press. -- monstered by the


press. 80% of his own MPs against him. In visible on the backbenches


all of his career, generally known for voting against everything... A


protester, indeed. The one thing we have always known about Jeremy


Corbyn is he thrives on campaigning. He has been a protester, a


campaigner. He was a political outsider. The gamble for the Labour


Party was whether an outsider could ever have enough appeal to the


floating voter, the person in the middle. Watching him over the last


couple of years, even though he has had brickbats thrown at him by his


own party, you see he has drawn energy from the campaigning that he


has had to do. Day by Day in this campaign, it was almost like he was


plugging in a charger to the crowd to get his energy to keep him going.


That's what we have seen here. A protester turned campaigner that has


been reinforced. How will he take to success? A whole different ball


game. He has had success in his own way. On one of the last days of


campaigning, he said it's not just about electing MPs. My normal


campaigning and convention you say, it's only about electing MPs, that


is the point. Most people thought it is eight crackpot view, not about


winning, but most people would say it is a movement. But that formula


has got the Labour Party further along the line than its last couple


of leaders. Quite something. An amazing achievement, but clearly


they are not the largest party. No question it is the Tory party that


will try to form the Government. So while Labour have had an extremely


good night, it's not the situation that somehow he has actually been


able to overthrow that. But once again, just as in 2015, just as in


the referendum, the Great British public have thrillingly,


audaciously, boldly reminded the political established that they are


the ones who call the shots. That is why these nights are so exciting.


Laura Kuenssberg, you had better get down to Number Ten. We are going to


go down there to join John Pienaar, waiting for you to arrive. Good


morning to you. I suppose the obvious question is, first of all,


do you have any news about what the Prime Minister is going to do? And


secondly, what are your reflections on the campaign?


The news is that there is no news. It is anyone's guess, about what the


Prime Minister will do after this most Phyrric of election victories.


We will find out when she makes that statement. I was in contact by text


with a senior Tory figure just a few moments ago, asking, would Theresa


May be soldiering on, and the answer was, no idea. I think he would have


been speaking for an awful lot of people when he said that. Suggesting


not too subtly that she should fall on her sword, one person saying.


Another figure in the party, Jacob Rees Mogg am saying, we need that


stability, she needs to stick around. And then, another member of


the 1922 Committee, the tribal odours of the Tory party, his


position was, this is the wrong time to go, with the Brexit negotiations


just a few days away. We will wait and see. We will have that statement


before too long. I would imagine, if she sticks around, we will see a


significant change in her way of running the party and the


government. Not just because she will see that is necessary but


because I think the party around her will be insisting that that is what


happens, and that will take a number of different forms, I think. You


will see the Prime Minister being pressed to listen much more


carefully to the party at large, to her MPs, to the tribal elders of the


1922 Committee. In Whitehall, around here, there are very senior civil


servants who say privately that they want to see their departments, their


voices, not just heard but he did in number 10 Downing Street. We know


how Theresa May relies very closely on a very small circle of close


senior advisers. Many people feel excluded from all of that fish you


will see MPs and senior civil servants in a more deferential sort


of way looking for that circle to be widened, for the listening to be


made rather more attentive and for what they say to be responded to.


All of that is for the future. And while, today, we will hear from the


Prime Minister a little later on, having absorbed what has happened


overnight, telling us weather she is going to carry on. Meanwhile, the


Labour Party will be considering its own future, which now looks so very


different. We have had a realignment of British politics overnight - and


that's not overstating it. Thank you very much indeed, that was a great


help to us. We will be back in the street when the Prime Minister comes


out to speak. Can we look at a summary of how things stand? Yes.


Imagine if you were a normal person, if you stayed up to watch the exit


poll at ten clock and a new thought, I will go to bed and wake up in the


morning and see what has happened. That exit polls which John Curtice


brought us suggested the Conservatives would be on about 314


seats, Labour would be on 256. It is impossible for you to imagine the


kind of turmoil which all of us in the studio have been through,


wondering just how accurate that would be. Well, look. At this time


of the morning, coming up to seven o'clock, these are the seats which


are in, and they are nearly all counted. The Conservatives sitting


on 313 - they have lost 12. Labour sitting on 260 - they have made


gains of 29 so far with six or seven still remaining. The SNP on 35, we


predicted they would be down by 22, they have lost 21. The Lib Dems we


said would be on 12, and they have done just that. What I want to do is


to show you what this looks like as a percentage of the vote. Suddenly,


it all becomes an extraordinary and stock story when you tell it, as we


have been looking at it, in terms of these poll numbers. Labour, just two


percentage points behind the Conservatives. The SNP on only 3%,


even though they have all of those seats in Scotland. And the Greens,


only one point behind them, even though they just have that one seat.


But this is the moment which is quite a triumph for our exit


pollsters. This is what we brought you at the beginning of the night.


This is what we suggested. Showing Labour up, Ukip and the SNP down,


amongst others. That is what we gave you. We held our breath, we tried


not to tremble when we showed you the results on air. And these are


the results, with nearly all of them in. And you can see just how similar


those patterns are. Labour up 10%, the Conservatives up 6% and the


other is pretty much in line. So this is the moment where you will


probably want to turn to John Curtice with a big pat on the back.


John Curtice is beaming with pleasure, hearing that. Does the


exit poll deserve a pat on the back? Well, I hope you found it useful and


that it helped to inform your coverage during the course of the


night, David. The crucial thing about the exit polls is not


necessarily whether it is right or wrong, but it gives people a guide


as to what the results might be. You will remember that actually, very


early in the night, it was not clear that it was right, because most of


the results came in from the north-east, particularly Newcastle


and Sunderland, and the exit polls overestimated how Labour would do in


that part of the world. But while that was going on, we were hearing


all sorts of commentary about what was going on in seats further south,


particularly crucial marginal seats. And it was fairly clear to us early


on that we have got the broad picture right. And therefore


hopefully it means that the programme started off on the right


leg. But it is not just me, I have a wonderful set of colleagues here who


have done an awful lot of computer programming and hard work, not just


tonight but all the way through the election campaign. And of course,


the interviewers from Ipsa Smillie and JFK, stood outside polling


stations, in some cases in inclement weather, collecting the data. We


could not have got this right but for the data they collected, which


fruit for the most part to be highly accurate. So you're just the front


man? I hope I might have contributed something to the analysis, and my


colleagues might agree! But without their support, I would not be...!


You're just the public face! Sky, ITV, BBC... The reason it is a


co-operative poll is because we used to get it, everybody had a different


one and then blame the other lot for getting it wrong. John, thank you


very much and congratulations on it. Let's join Michelle for a moment up


in the gods. I am sitting here with David Lammy MP, Labour MP for


Tottenham, comfortably re-elected earlier on. Congratulations on that.


You have been a prominent Remain campaigner, you voted against the


triggering of Article 50 - want to ask what you think tonight means for


the Brexit process. George Osborne has said hard Brexit is now in the


bin. I think George Osborne is right. Theresa May had committed to


leaving the single market, she had committed to leaving the customs


union. She asked the country to back her, give her a bigger majority,


that now lies in tatters. There has to be now a different course. And I


might say that MPs like Ken Clarke, like Anna Soubry, MPs that do not


want a hard Brexit, are emboldened within the party, with such a small


minority government which effectively she has to form. In a


sense, you voted against triggering Article 50, Jeremy Corbyn, your


leader, took a different position - in the end, his approach, perhaps


that was one of the keys to holding together the disparate groups of


Labour voters and delivering this result. My view remains largely the


view of London, and you have seen a massive Remain position here in


London, where Labour have done well. But of course, across the country it


looks like Jeremy Corbyn got it right. His assessment was, we have


to have a Brexit but broadly, it has to be a soft Brexit. And that has


shined in the country. That's why those predictions that we would lose


the north of England, that white working-class Britain had deserted


Labour, this morning were proved wrong. Jeremy and the Labour Party


have kept those seats in Yorkshire, the north-east and north-west.


Against your expectations but are we actually my view was always the


expectation that those Ukip voters would just go to the Conservatives


was an overstatement. I know why colleagues feared it, but actually,


we have seen a third of those voters coming over to Labour. I'm joined


now by Peter Hennessy, who has arrived with a book called The


Cabinet Manual. Just describe to us, is the process of continuing the


governments of Britain complex or is it straightforward? I rarely leave


home without this Cabinet manual, but it is quite complicated.


Politics can always make a difference to the prescribed drills.


After a night of political convulsion, I fear for Mrs May. My


old friend John Ramsey, historian of the Conservative Party, once


describe the Tory leadership as autocracy tempered by assassination.


The big question is, will she be assassinated by her own hand, by


other people sounds, sooner rather than later? It's going to be the


most extraordinary day. For the last briefing elections, we have had a


drill laid out, we never had it before. But there is a drill for it


in here, the ministers resigning either individually or on behalf of


their own government. What about not resigning, with a minority


government, is there a drill for that? There's several drills,


they're all in here. Several drills? Several possibilities, whether you


do a deal, whether you have a line of confidence, or whether you try


and soldier it out as the largest single party. But I think she will


go and call upon the Queen, if she follows Ted heath's pattern in 1974,


he went to see the Queen to explain what he was going to try to do over


the weekend, in terms of doing deals with the Liberals and a few from


Northern Ireland, so I think that President will probably be followed,


but who knows? We are coming up to seven o'clock, and there is a shift


change coming now. That they just work it out. Jeremy Vine is staying,


yes? Michelle, your work is done... And you're going home. Emily?


Staining. You're staying right through the day. Are you staying or


going? Going. And you're going? Not home, I'm going back to... We have


got jobs to do, David! We have got day jobs! We have been on the air


all the way through the night, it has been the most fascinating night,


I don't think any of six, when we sat down here, when I got that exit


poll in that secret room out the back and we looked at it aghast, we


could not believe it, in fact I will put it on eBay one day! Nothing had


prepared us for it. Politics is always surprising, who politics is


exciting. And one of the complaints often, particularly among young


people, is that they find it boring. This election showed that young


people can be energised by politics. That's really what Jeremy Corbyn


managed to do, he managed to get people really involved and intrigued


by it and seeing a different way of doing politics, not just the same


old way. And I said earlier on that here the fascinating thing is that


we have reverted effectively to a two-party system, an absolute binary


choice between the Tory party and the Labour Party, the other parties


have fallen aside. For the first time since 1970, we have 13.5


million Tory, nearly 13,000,004 Labour. So, the bulk of voters - and


we still have to find out who they were, what the young kid, what the


old did, what the people in the towns in the cities did, all that


stuff - but nevertheless, we have moved back towards two-party


politics. All to play for no, because Theresa May, as we have been


saying, must be under extreme pressure, having originally called


this election, the guaranteed certainty and stability for the


years ahead. Our coverage carries on on BBC One throughout the day. There


will be all kinds of developments and Huw Edwards will be back in the


chair here to take us through the afternoon and no doubt into this


evening, as we work out the ramifications of what has happened.


But now, coming up to seven o'clock, from me, David Dimbleby, here's the


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