The results are in for the general election's exit poll. Read them here.
- Conservatives: 316 seats
- Labour: 239 seats
- SNP: 58 seats
- Lib Dems 10 seats
- Plaid Cymru 4 seats
- UKIP: 2 seats
- Greens: 2 seats
If these are the actual results then it looks as if the country could be on course for another Conservative-Lib Dem coaltion, or even a Conservative minority government.
In 2010, the exit poll was almost spot on, predicting a hung parliament with the Conservatives as the largest party. Furthermore, it predicted the following results: Conservatives 305 seats, Labour 255 seats and Lib Dems 61. The actual results were as follows, showing just how close the poll was: Conservatives 306, Labour 258, Lib Dems 57.
However, polling expert John Curtice has warned that this year's is unlikely to be as accurate, saying to Bloomberg Business that:
"“Don’t be surprised if the headline is very circumspect, which basically means: ‘Who knows?’”
“Unless the polls are wrong, this is the closest election in 40 years.”