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RedToothBrush Thu 12-Dec-19 23:33:58

Exit poll

Con majority of 68.

65 seats regarded technically as still too close to call. But that could mean an even bigger majority.

Blyth Valley has seen a 10% swing to the cons in line with the exit poll. 1st shock of the night

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borntobequiet Thu 12-Dec-19 23:43:01

I hope there will be better results overnight. Is anyone really surprised at the self-harming outcomes in the NE?

TiddleTaddleTat Thu 12-Dec-19 23:43:05

Any theories about why the latest yougov MRP underestimated the scale of the Tory majority ?

MarshaBradyo Thu 12-Dec-19 23:43:11

I always think one more seat on election night when I should sleep

WifeofDarth Thu 12-Dec-19 23:43:35

Pmk. I think I'm going to bed. Self care and all that.

RedToothBrush Thu 12-Dec-19 23:43:43

Blyth Valley. That's it then. Seats in the south like Reading East and Portsmouth South will be Tory presumably as they only take a smaller swing? Yet they're student constituencies. Don't get it.

Its called a political realignment

North and South reversing in nature

Ballot boxes taken away as evidence in Glasgow... Electoral fraud suspected apparently.

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lonelyplanetmum Thu 12-Dec-19 23:44:02

For a start opposition parties need three word slogans. Yup it's that dumbed down.

Take back control
Get Brexit done

For the many - not the few

Is too long.

SheOfManyNames Thu 12-Dec-19 23:44:36

Brexit party has taken 10% of the votes so far. They might be splitting the leave vote in the north. [Hopes]

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flouncyfanny Thu 12-Dec-19 23:44:54

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RedToothBrush Thu 12-Dec-19 23:45:54

Britain Elects
· 11m
Blyth Valley: Con GAIN

CON: 42.7% (+5.4)
LAB: 40.9% (-15.0)
BREX: 8.3% (+8.3)
LDEM: 5.3% (+0.7)
GRN: 2.8% (+0.6)

Swing: Lab to Con (+10.2)

Brexit Party lost the seat for Labour.

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Random18 Thu 12-Dec-19 23:45:54

I heard Paisley mentioned. Paisley South is Mhairi Black.

It is surprising.......traditional Labour but went SNP a few years ago

tabulahrasa Thu 12-Dec-19 23:45:58

“Ballot boxes taken away as evidence in Glasgow...”

Paisley I think, not Glasgow

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ContinuityError Thu 12-Dec-19 23:47:02

Bercow is being quite deliciously scathing about Johnson’s character on Sky.

TheMustressMhor Thu 12-Dec-19 23:47:16

What will they do for their next GE?

They will have abandoned GEs by then.

RedToothBrush Thu 12-Dec-19 23:47:19

BBC Andrew Kerr @BBCandrewkerr
So ... here in East Dunbartonshire there’s talk of Jo Swinson’s vote now being on a “knife-edge” after the parties have conducted their tallies. It looks like she’s not picking up the votes in the key areas. Conservatives could be sticking with the Tory candidate.

Looks like Tories aren’t lending their votes to the Lib Dem leader in the way that they used to. Talk of (even from remainer Tories) of wanting Brexit done and a dislike of Ms Swinson and the campaign. It’s suggested she could still “scrape through”.

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flouncyfanny Thu 12-Dec-19 23:47:25

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BigChocFrenzy Thu 12-Dec-19 23:47:52

Remainer Blair - even without his Iraq disgrace - would not have won this Brexit election

Labour doomed themselves by voting against May's WA 3 times
So the Brexit boil on the nation's bum was never lanced and became poisoned

That was driven by the "moderate" MPs who formed an overwhelming Remainer majority in the PLP,
not so much by Lexiter Corbyn

Fanatical Remainer MPs lost this election, more than Corbyn
- and one of them is quite likely to be rewarded by being made leader

Random18 Thu 12-Dec-19 23:48:01

Its Paisley North......oh interesting

CendrillonSings Thu 12-Dec-19 23:48:14

Bercow is being quite deliciously scathing about Johnson’s character on Sky.

He probably knows he isn't getting his peerage by now grin

Sconio123 Thu 12-Dec-19 23:49:13

Looks like my area is certainly going to be retained by the Tories with an even bigger vote share.

Ex mining community, a lot of deprivation around, used to be staunch Labour but flipped to Tories in 2017

Big leave constituency and looks like the stupid twats here have decided Brexit is more important than...well...anything else.

If this is what happens, then they deserve everything that's coming to them. I've always donated to the local food bank (which is very heavily used) but never again. Fuck em.

tabulahrasa Thu 12-Dec-19 23:49:32

“It's really difficult to prove personation.“

It’s personication they’re looking at in Glasgow and Stirling, paisley where they’ve taken the ballot boxes it’s accusations of the ballot boxes being tampered with somehow.

tobee Thu 12-Dec-19 23:49:35

Cendrillon you don't fool me! I know you hate Johnson. Enjoy your hollow victory though.

Everytimeref Thu 12-Dec-19 23:51:56

Thatcher had a similar majority in 1984. It's didn't go at all well for her. The public marches were massive and it led to her stepping down.

CendrillonSings Thu 12-Dec-19 23:52:03

I know you hate Johnson.

He's put socialism back in its box for a generation - he's all right by me! smile

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