BREAKING: Exit poll shows Tories losing overall majority

Counts underway across the country

The broadcasters’ exit poll has been published, and suggests that the Conservatives have lost their overall majority.

As many Tories will insist, it’s early days and this is only a projection. But it’s difficult to see an outcome that isn’t a humiliation for Theresa May. She took a gamble, and has almost certainly lost.

The projected seat breakdown is as follows

Con: 314

Lab: 266

Lib Dems: 14

SNP: 34

Plaid Cymru: 3

Green: 1

Northern Ireland: 18


More to follow…

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