Live | UK General Election: Results confirm hung parliament as May decision backfires
- Election results confirm loss of seats for Theresa May's Conservatives
- Sterling plunged 1.58% following release of exit poll
All the latest news and economic analysis as the UK votes in the general election. Prime Minister Theresa May called the election in April in order to secure a stronger mandate for implementing the government's plans for Brexit, and while a landslide Tory victory looked on the cards early on, Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have narrowed the gap in the polls.