An exit poll has forecasted the Conservatives will be the largest party, but will fall short of a majority - which could mean a hung parliament. The poll, commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Sky, put the Conservatives ahead on 314 seats, with Labour on 266, the SNP on 34, the Liberal Democrats on 14, the Greens on 1 and Ukip on 0.
The 144 polling stations across the UK have closed - and an exit poll has forecasted the Conservatives will be the largest party, but will fall short of a majority. The poll, commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Sky, put the Conservatives ahead on 314 seats, with Labour on 266, the SNP on 34, the Liberal Democrats on 14, the Greens on 1 and Ukip on 0. It has been accurate in forecasting the final result of general elections in the past. In 2015, the poll correctly predicted a strong Conservative win.
Britain is holding a snap election on 8 June, which will be the second general election in two years. After voting for the candidate we want to see win our constituency, most of us will stay up to watch the first results be declared and then head to bed - and wait to find out the result in the morning. For those pulling an all-nighter to see who is declared the winner, here is a breakdown of what to expect over the night. When is the exit poll?
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