Exit Polls Suggest Tory Losses in British Election

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Conservatives currently control 330 seats in Parliament. Voting just ended in today’s election, and here are the first exit poll projections via the Guardian:

Exit poll suggests Britain is on course for a hung parliament

David Dimbleby is reading out the results.

Conservatives: 314
Labour: 266
SNP: 34
Lib Dems: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Greens: 1
Ukip: 0
Others: 18

If this holds up, it will be a huge kick in the pants for Theresa May and the Tories. Of course, it might not hold up. Don’t get either too thrilled or too depressed yet.

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