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Shock exit poll predicts hung parliament

With the Conservatives as the largest party

By Alex Dean  

Photo: Tim Ireland/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

The BBC’s exit poll this evening has predicted that while the Conservatives will remain the largest party after this election, they will fall short of an overall majority.

The poll, carried out by NOP/Ipsos MORI, predicts that the Conservatives will fall 17 seats to 314: 12 short of a majority. Labour is predicted to gain 34, winning 266 in total. The Liberal democrats look on course to gain six, winning 14 overall. For the SNP the total is 34, Plaid Cymru three and…

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