LIVE - UK GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2017

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Follow your heart

  1. I voted... CONSERVATIVE

    5.2%
  2. I voted... LABOUR

    56.9%
  3. I voted... LIB DEM

    13.8%
  4. I voted... UKIP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I voted... GREEN

    5.2%
  6. I voted... SNP

    8.6%
  7. I voted... PLAID CYMRU

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I voted... DUP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. I voted... SINN FEIN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I voted... UUP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. I voted... SDLP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. I voted... ALLIANCE

    5.2%
  13. I spoiled my ballot/didn't vote/voted for other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. I'm not entitled to vote in UK elections

    5.2%
  15. =============

    3.4%
  16. I would PREFER Theresa May to be PM [YOU MUST PICK ONE]

    10.3%
  17. I would PREFER Jeremy Corbyn to be PM [YOU MUST PICK ONE]

    72.4%
  18. =============

    3.4%
  19. I PREDICT... Conservative majority > 100

    3.4%
  20. I PREDICT... Conservative majority 70-100

    20.7%
  21. I PREDICT... Conservative majority 30-70

    27.6%
  22. I PREDICT... Conservative majority 15-30

    19.0%
  23. I PREDICT... Conservative majority <15

    6.9%
  24. I PREDICT... a hung Parliament

    3.4%
  25. I PREDICT... a Labour majority

    1.7%
  26. =============

    3.4%
  27. I PREDICT that... Nick Clegg will lose his seat

    20.7%
  28. I PREDICT that... Lib Dems will get 10 or more seats

    17.2%
  29. I PREDICT that... the SNP will win more than 46 seats

    20.7%
  30. I PREDICT that... no cabinet members will lose their seats

    19.0%
  31. I PREDICT that... the Tories will lose Cheadle

    3.4%
  32. I PREDICT that... Kate Hoey will lose her seat

    13.8%
  33. I PREDICT a riot

    39.7%
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  1. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    If @COB gets to be sassed by Emily Thornberry at an exclusive party before I do, I will POISON A BITCH!
     
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  2. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

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    I'm obviously VEGAN NOW after going to that life-changing fayre yesterday so I hope they send me some information about LABOUR VEGANS with my badge and pin-up :)
     
  3. Win_the_game

    Win_the_game User

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    I got FUCK ALL when I joined Scottish Labour. :(
     
  4. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Did you not just vote for another party three days ago? :D
     
  5. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    How do you feel about that? Aren't you pro independence?
     
  6. COB

    COB Skullomania nude on spacehopper

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    I did! It was a bit agonising though - I spent longer in the voting booth than I ever have, and went back and forth quite a few times before making my decision. I've been doing a lot of thinking about this, and although I still have some reservations about the Scottish wing of the party, I feel like Labour's platform currently best reflects how I'd like the UK to be run :)
     
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  7. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I don't want Theresa May to go until she absolutely has to. I feel strangely sorry for her. I think she did her best to overplay her card, try to deliver a hard brexit until it seemed it would calamitous, and then getting the softer Brexit she probably feels is right. She fucked herself right over. I still think this is such an exciting time in politics. I don't think this is going to happen, but I really would like for there to be cross-party involvement in the Brexit negotiations. And I really hope the softest Brexit possible is now more likely.
     
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  8. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Well, I have to be realistic now. It's not going to happen any time soon. I voted NO in the referendum, and I only switched to YES after the EU Referendum result. With the result a few days ago, it's pretty clear another independence referendum is going to give the same result, and if Nicola keeps pushing it, she's going to run her party into the ground.
     
  9. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Good for you! Maybe you'll get a chance to put an X in a different box later this year!
     
  10. Zu-Klara

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    I see that poor dear sad old Terri is even now still barking on about CERTAINTY AND STABILITY

    Oh do FUCK OFF!
     
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  11. COB

    COB Skullomania nude on spacehopper

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    I supported Scottish independence because it felt like the only option to get out from under Tory rule and try to create something better, and I was in favour of a second referendum to potentially act as a Brexit 'parachute' for Scotland. I accept that that reasoning is probably quite selfish in the cold light of day, but there it is. Now that there's a realistic possibility for the entire UK to move along a different path in the near future, I genuinely don't know how I feel about independence now.
     
  12. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    It isn't selfish, my dear.
     
  13. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock wo ist der party?

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    I can live with that if it means a Corbyn-led Labour government. Scottish Labour is still a problem though in that they are shite.
     
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  14. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    That statement tonight was appalling. Apparently, she's being forced into these statements by her party even though they're making her sound like a STONE COLD LOON who hasn't got a CLUE what happened on Thursday.
     
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  15. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I agree that independence is now a lot further off than it seemed 7 weeks ago but the swiftness of turnaround in opinion, just from the posters on Moopy alone, is surprising. It seems like such a huge thing to wish for that I'm surprised people can change their mind so quickly. Were people really just voting for it as a short term measure to diminish Theresa May's power in Scotland?
     
  16. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    Apparently Labour are now ahead in the post election polling.
    So many of these things are emotional reactions.
     
  17. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    Labour are ahead in post election polling, Corbyn is joint front runner with May for "best PM" and Remain is now beating Leave.

    Whether this will change anything is probably moot, but it just goes to show what a difference 7 weeks makes.
     
  18. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    People are stupid. The end.
     
  19. Zu-Klara

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    It's like coming up on acid :wired::disco:
     
  20. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I really cannot fathom that she hasn't said a thing relating to this being an even faintly disappointing result for her. Every robotic statement is tantamount to another nail being hammered into the coffin of her political career, and possibly the Tory party's future with it. It's gone from seeming a bit odd to feeling almost unhinged in a very short period of time.
     
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  21. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock wo ist der party?

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    To confirm, even prior to the election, I didn't support the idea of another independence referendum as soon as possible because there is no fucking way it would be won.

    Right now, I think having a stance on independence is quite hard when major decisions about the future direction of the UK feel genuinely up in the air.
     
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  22. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    The type of brexit deal we walk away with will have a huge influence over whether there is appetite for a second referendum in Scotland in the near future. Sturgeon played that card too early and was forced to defend something she hadn't really built a case for. It was undoubtedly an own goal.

    In the meantime it will be really interesting to see how the latest surge for Corbyn plays out in Scotland. I suspect this could do significant damage to both the Tory revival and the SNPs dominance now they are seen as electable here again. It would however be nice if the Scottish Labour Party could get their act together.
     
  23. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam mess

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    The Sunday Times reporting (via The Metro, because paywall) that the DUP want Nigel Farage involved in Brexit talks.
     
  24. Ozymandias

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    i can't fathom how bringing michael gove (BACK!) as environment secretary does any good?

    take an issue important to the young and put the worst possible candidate into the role... though it could be worse and we have a DUP 'the world was created less than 10,000 years ago' hack MP in the role

    what a state
     
  25. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    It's all QUITE DELICIOUS. When you add everything up it's quite clear that the Tories don't understand what went wrong, or how to put it right. Long may it continue.
     
  26. Mel

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    They really are the gift that keeps on giving.

    The gift being reasons to hate them even more.
     
  27. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    For me, the switch to independence and SNP was definitely an emotional reaction. I'm a bit of a political butterfly, I have voted for 4 different parties over the years - Labour, Lib Dem, Green and SNP and I have never really had a full affiliation with one party.

    I think most people who are pro Scottish independence are that way for emotional reasons. I voted NO last time because I wasn't convinced the currency union was a good thing. If we do end up with a softer Brexit which allows freedom of movement then I am happy to stay in the UK.
     
  28. octophone

    octophone O = 0

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    My vote can vary depending on the type of election - for Westminster, I voted Labour, for the council I voted Green, for Holyrood I voted Green for the list seats and SNP for the constituency. It depends on where the election is for and what outcome I would like for that particular body, as well as policy, of course.
     
  29. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    That's how it should be done, or else there would be no point in different sets/levels of "parliament".
     
  30. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    I have dabbled with Labour, Lib Dem and Green depending on circumstance. I would probably would have voted SNP in 2015 if I had the chance.
     
  31. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    The Queens Speech has been delayed. Already a fucking farce!
     
  32. Suomi

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    Next plot twist prediction is that the queen dies, and we never find out what she wears to bed
     
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  33. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    My default vote is Labour, and I don't think I've voted any other way in a general election. But then my seat has always been a Lab/Tory choice, perhaps with a LibDem as runner up once at the height of Tory unpopularity.

    In council or mayoral elections, I've voted Labour, LibDem, Green and Independent over the years.
     
  34. Mel

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    Is it true that one of the reasons the Queen's Speech has to be delayed it that is has to be transcribe onto goat-skin vellum and will need a few days to dry?
     
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    It dries pretty quickly so not really but the goat-skin thing is true.
     
  36. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    When was the last time a Queen's Speech was delayed?

    Either the DUP or some backbenchers must be making very awkward requests - I'd have thought it would be relatively easy to get things in place by next week.
     
  37. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I thought the Queen popped out to Wilko to buy a new A4 jotter.
     
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  38. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I'd imagine that both of those sides have been making awkward requests which are entirely incompatible with the wishes of the other.
     
  39. Mel

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    I'm curious to now what these could be but then I don't think I could stomach what regressive requests people still entertain.
     
  40. RaspberrySwirl

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    I thought this was a joke but then I saw it in the newspaper too. WTF!
     

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