Election results live: exit poll points to hung parliament as first seats declare

9 Jun

A Labour source said it is looking “OK” for the party in Hammersmith, where Andy Slaughter is hoping to retain his seat, but it is “early days”.

Conservative sources are saying the party looks likely to lose Gower to Labour.

Labour sources confident the party will retain Coventry South.

Marginal seat of Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East is too close to call, Tory and Labour sources say.

Labour sources are confident that they will retain Wirral South, which is a Conservative target.

A Labour source played down speculation that the party was on the brink of a spectacular success in Kensington, suggesting the vote share might be up but the seat was “probably not in play”.

A Labour source says Clive Lewis looks set to hold Norwich South with more than 60% of the vote, according to the party’s sampling.

Conservative sources say they are “increasingly pessimistic” they will win their target seat of Wirral West from Labour.

Labour sources are confident of holding Stockton North, which was a Conservative target.

Turnout in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat was 73.6%, compared with 67.4% in 2015.

Tory party sources say Labour is ahead in City of Chester, where Labour had a majority of 93 in the 2015 election.

Conservative sources say they are on track to hold Sutton and Cheam, which was a Lib Dem target seat.

A senior local Labour source says it is “50-50” in Hastings and Rye, where the home secretary, Amber Rudd, is standing.

Labour is likely to hold Hartlepool, according to senior Labour and Conservative sources.

A Scottish Labour source says the party is now confident of gaining seats in Scotland.

Party sources say Labour is on course to hold Chorley.

The result in the Lib Dem seat of Carshalton and Wallington is too close to call, Conservative sources say.

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