Election results live: Exit poll predicts big Conservative win
Boris Johnson is on course to secure a Tory majority in the Commons, according to the exit poll for the General Election.
After six weeks of campaigning across the country in wet and chilly December conditions, the outcome of the third General Election in just under five years should be known in the early hours of Friday.
The pound soared against the dollar and the euro as the exit poll predicted a Conservative majority.
A pound was up 1.85% to 1.342 dollars and up 1.09% to 1.202 euros within minutes of the announcement.
The exit poll predicts Tories on 368; Labour on 191; SNP on 55; Lib Dems on 13, with others taking 22 seats.
Here’s an estimation of when the results could be expected.
Earlier the party leaders cast their votes – except for the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage who had a postal ballot.