A MAJORITY of the votes has been counted and the result shows a staggering victory for the Conservatives. Find out how your constituency voted and who your MP is here.
Polls across the UK closed at 10pm on Thursday and ballots have been counted ever since. With almost all votes counted, the results have revealed a spectacular victory for the Conservative Party and its leader Boris Johnson.
Right before 5am this morning, the Tories reached a majority when they secured their 326th seat – officially gaining a majority.
At a press conference shortly after 7am, Boris Johnson declared “we smashed the roadblock, we ended the gridlock” as he celebrated the huge Conservative majority with party workers in central London.
In a victory speech in central London, Mr Johnson said: “We did it – we pulled it off, didn’t we?
“I want to congratulate absolutely everybody involved in securing the biggest Conservative majority since the 1980s.
“Literally – as I look around – literally before many of you were born.”
Mr Johnson added the result has “put an end to all those miserable threats of a second referendum”.
He said: “I have a message to all those who voted for us yesterday, especially those who voted for us Conservatives, one nation Conservatives for the first time.
“You may only have lent us your vote and you may not think of yourself as a natural Tory.
“And as I think I said 11 years ago to the people of London when I was elected in what was thought of as a Labour city, your hand may have quivered over the ballot paper as before you put your cross in the Conservative box and you may intend to return to Labour next time round.
“And if that is the case, I am humbled that you have put your trust in me and that you have put your trust in us.”
So far, the Labour Party has won 203 seats as of 6.12am when 642 out of 650 seats have been counted.
The party appear to have lost after offering voters a second referendum and the most radical socialist government in generations.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not lead Labour into the next election as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure.
Critics blamed a collapse in support in traditional Labour strongholds and said many voters had cited their dislike for him on doorsteps across the country.
Labour, a 100-year-old party born out of the trade union movement, will now be wrestling with what went wrong in their worst election in decades.
Mr Corbyn described the election results as “very disappointing”, adding; “I will discuss with our party and ensure there is now a process of reflection on this result and the policies that the party will take going forward.”
How did your constituency vote?
Results from most constituencies have now been released.
You can search for how your constituency voted in the interactive finder and map above.
The first result was revealed form Newcastle Upon Tyne Central just before 11.30pm.
With two seats left to declare, here are the results of the election. 326 seats are required for a majority.
Conservatives 363 +47 44% 1.2%
Labour 203 -59 32% -7.8%
SNP 48 +13 4% 0.9%
Lib Dems 11 -1 12% 4.2%
So far 648 seats have been counted, meaning only four seats are left to declare.
Express.co.uk will be running rolling election coverage throughout the day.
Labour was likely to be wiped out in many of its former heartlands as the Tories broke through the so-called “red wall” in the Midlands and the North.
Speaking after he was re-elected as the MP for Islington North, Mr Corbyn said his party had had a “very disappointing night”.
He said Labour’s policies were popular, but Brexit had “overridden so much normal political debate”.
Former Labour Lord High Chancellor Lord Falconer said the party needs a new leader “as soon as we reasonably can”.
Speaking to BBC News, Lord Falconer said: “I want him (Mr Corbyn) to go in such time that it takes to have a reasonable leadership election and I have in mind by March, April of next year.
“This is not a normal election for a whole myriad of reasons. One of them is we’re in the middle of the European exit process.
“We’re definitely leaving the European Union now because of this election, but immediately afterwards we’re going to be debating what is our relationship with Europe.”
He added: “We’ve got to have a leadership election and have it as soon as we reasonably can.”
He wasn’t the only one calling for Mr Corbyn’s exit.
Labour’s Ruth Smeeth also called for Jeremy Corbyn to resign as she lost her seat in Stoke-on-Trent North.
She said: “I have lost, I am no longer MP – this is a disaster. Jeremy Corbyn should resign now before his own count is in.”
Ms Smeeth has been critical of Mr Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations in the Labour party. She is a Remain supporter in an area which voted to Leave the EU.
Betfair Exchange spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “In what is looking like a catastrophic night for the Labour party, it’s clear that Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as leader is under enormous pressure and his odds to be gone by the end of the month have been shortening on Betfair Exchange since the Exit Poll came in and he’s now now odds-on at 1/3.
“The early front runner to take over from Corbyn is Keir Starmer at 13/5, while Rebecca Long-Bailey is at 9/2 with the pair currently the front-runners the favourites to take over.”
Keir Starmer – 13/5
Rebecca Long-Bailey – 9/2
Angela Rayner – 8/1
Emily Thornberry – 12/1
Yvette Cooper – 15/1