The UK General Election has resulted in a hung parliament, after the Conservatives failed to reach the 326 votes required to form an outright majority.
Negotiating will now take place to decide whether a coalition government will be formed.
The night in brief:
- Theresa May’s snap election gamble did not pay off. Her party endured a dreadful campaign trail and lost many seats on the night. She now faces calls to quit as Conservative leader.
- Jeremy Corbyn’s spirited campaign bolstered support across the country, notably in Wales and the North East.
- In Northern Ireland, the DUP earned 36% of votes; Sinn Fein earned 29.4%.
- Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour’s Jared O’Mara.
- Former SNP leader Alex Salmond lost his Gordon seat to the Conservatives’ Colin Clark.
- Home Secretary Amber Rudd won her Hastings and Rye seat by just 346 votes, following multiple recounts.