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LIVE: UK poll robs Conservatives of majority

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 8/06/2017

The UK election has yielded a hung parliament in a shock result for Prime Minister Theresa May. Follow all the latest developments with RNZ's live blog:

Key points:

-Votes are still being counted but the Conservatives are now unable to win the 326 seats they need for an overall majority.

-The BBC is predicting a final score of 318 seats for the Conservatives (down 13 on 2015), 261 for Labour (up 29 seats), 35 seats for the SNP (a loss of 21 seats), 14 for the Lib Dems (up six), Plaid Cymru remaining on three seats, the Greens on one, UKIP on none and 18 seats to other parties.

-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged Mrs May to resign.

-Mrs May is expected to make a statement in the coming hours.


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