Tories gain in Battersea and hold Putney
First Tory gain of the night.
Kingswood a big gain there for Conservatives
Tory gaining seat no. 136 there... still could be on for a majority.
First Scottish constituency declares in Lanarkshire.
Shockingly, Labour takes 28,000 of the 47,000 votes cast.
Lib Dems hold Torbay from the Tories.
1.1% away from Tories to Lib Dems.
Labour hold another seat in Lanarkshire.
Brian Wilson, former Labour minister on BBC Scotland: "we've never had coalition at the UK level before."
Gordon Brown wins in Kircaldy and Cowdenbeath.
The electoral commission must be really short staffed. How long does it take to count FPTP?
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Tamim Iqbal, DA Warner, CA Lynn, *MEK Hussey, Shakib Al Hasan, JP Faulkner, +Mushfiqur Rahim, AC Agar, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, JP Behrendorff.
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All votes from the individual polling stations must be gathered into one central location, counted, and presumably double checked.
Some of the more remote constituencies, particularly in the north, probably won't declare until early tomorrow morning, possibly tomorrow afternoon.
I'm pretty sure the final result of the last Scottish Parliament election wasn't fully known until the Friday afternoon. Certainly it wasn't until about 7 or 8am that the majority of the constituencies had returned their candidates.
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This has massive constitutional ramifications for the UK.
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