Huge gains for Tories
One constituency has yet to declare, but the result across the country is not in doubt.
The Conservatives have gained 66 seats, the biggest for the party since 1987.
More in-depth statistical analysis of the UK election is available on this page.
Labour Party leadership contest likely next year
Jeremy Corbyn says the contest to replace him as Labour Party leader will likely take place early next year.
He has already announced his intention to stand aside, given this is his second general election defeat as leader of the party.
He told reporters he was “obviously very sad” with the result, the party’s worst performance in a general election since 1935
However he defended the policies he took to the election.“I have pride in our manifesto that we put forward. And all the policies we put forward — which actually had huge public support — on issues of universal credit, the green industrial revolution, and investment in the future.”
Johnson’s chief adviser pours scorn on remainers
Boris Johnson‘s controversial chief adviser Dominic Cummings is renowned for many things, one being his dress sense, specifically his penchant for quilted gilets and tote bags.
But as he entered Downing Street today, the man credited with masterminding the successful Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 EU referendum opted for the grown-up version of Macaulay Culkin “Home Alone 2 Lost in New York” look.
He has poured scorn on the “educated Remainer campaigner types” who failed to read the mood of the nation.
Following the Conservatives’ election triumph, he said London-based politicians and journalists who continued to resist Britain’s EU withdrawal should now reflect on their mistakes.
Asked if he could take any credit for the election result, Cummings told the PA news agency: “No, not at all.”