Live Blog – UK General Election 2017

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UK Election 2017

I will do a little live blogging of the UK General Election 2017, but it will be more my comments than an attempt at an alternative results service.

Andrew Drapper June 9, 20179:44 am

The result is a hung parliament which is going to be veery heard just for ordinary politicals let alone for entering into the Brexit negotiations.

Andrew Drapper June 9, 20179:43 am

With just one seat still to declare, the Conservatives only have 318 seats and are expected to end with 319 seven short of the 326 needed to have an absolute majority.

Andrew Drapper June 9, 20179:41 am

Humm, stayed in bed listening ever so often, but there was nothing interesting enough to get me out of bed and to my computer again.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201711:43 pm

Bed for a while now… back later possibly.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201711:14 pm

Newcastle Upon Tyne North – Lab hold

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201711:01 pm

Good morning

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201711:00 pm

As so often in early result the party that lost actually had a better result than the winner.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:58 pm

Swindon North – Con Hold

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:57 pm

UK General elections always have lab results coming in early. So 4 Lab, nun to Con is not a surprise.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:56 pm

Newcastle upon Tyne East Lab hold

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:56 pm

Nick Clegg could be looking for a job, come the morning.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:47 pm

Sunderland Central – 2.3 sewing to Con.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:47 pm

Again, though lab hold, it is better for Con than expected.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:47 pm

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:45 pm

Sunderland Central – Lab hold

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:35 pm

Amber Rudd’s seat looking risky.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:26 pm

BBC now saying that Conservative majority now must be considered POSIBLE.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:13 pm

Both results that are in are much better than expected for the Conservatives.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:13 pm

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:12 pm

BBC do not have the result numbers.. their sound feed went down.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:07 pm

Sunderland – Labour hold.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:04 pm

Better for Conservative than the exit poll suggested.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:02 pm

Andrew Drapper June 8, 201710:01 pm

Newcastle – Lab hold

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:59 pm

Sunderland still hoping to beat Newcastle. High turnout making this late.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:57 pm

Newcastle say about ten mins.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:57 pm

Newcastle and Sunderland are both behind their own targets for getting their counts done.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:56 pm

With the exit pole, Lab, Lib Dem and almost all of the other can not put togeather a credible majority, but not can the Conservatives. This could be a mess.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:35 pm

We could have our first result in about ten minuets.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:31 pm

RT news server down for a moment…

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:25 pm

Some good news from the exit poll, the SNP expected to lose 22 seats.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:24 pm

Newcastle expecting the results in by 11 pm!!! They are aiming for 10:45pn. Sunderland may even be before that.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:05 pm

Theresa May needs 326 to have a majority.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:04 pm

If this is the outcome… Theresa May will not have the strong hand that she wants to enter the Brexit negotiations. She will not even have an overall majority.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:02 pm

BBC Exit Pole

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20179:01 pm

The BBC and Sky are predicting… Con 314 Lab 266

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20178:55 pm

my election watching setup.

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20178:54 pm

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20178:43 pm

Nearly there

Andrew Drapper June 8, 20178:16 pm

45 minutes to go… time to get some snacks ready and settle in for an interesting night.

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