that is what it believes, and it is a perfectly honourable position to take. but what people do expect is that right now the snp gives scotland a break. simply put, scotland has had its fill. scottish labour are also claiming victory of a sort. now with seven mps, up from just one, they are back from the brink of extinction, saved by a corbyn surge, despite the scottish leadership‘s opposition to him. the success of our results as a combined message of being a pro union party, talking up the benefits of the united kingdom but also showing how we can do things differently, how to reject austerity and build a better future for the many. the lib dems got their scottish tally up to four, also by opposing another referendum. glasgow, last weekend, saw a huge pro—independence march. passionate yes voters, convinced independence is practically inevitable. now it looks like they will have to wait a lot longer before they get the chance to try again.
60% of the scottish electorate voted for parties who vowed to try and block another referendum on scottish independence, so nicola sturgeon knows she is now on the wrong side of public opinion. what she has to do is to try to find a way to row back from demands for another independence referendum without com pletely independence referendum without completely closing of the option just in case circumstances change during or after brexit negotiations. sarah smith, thank you. in wales, the labour party had a strong night taking back a number of seats from the conservatives. labour ended up with 28 seats, while the tories now have eight and plaid cymru won four. the liberal democrats lost their only welsh mp. the tories saw their hopes to make gains in pro—brexit areas dashed. our correspondent sian lloyd now reports on the picture in wales. in gower this morning, the smiles of welsh labour said it all. the party's leader introducing two
of their three new mps here. this seat was one they had been desperate to win back from the conservatives. we were told a few weeks ago that we would struggle in wales, that we would lose seats. he was the man who had led a very separate labour campaign in wales, but today carwyn jones was happy to acknowledge thejeremy corbyn factor in their successes here. we ran a welsh labour campaign in wales in tandem with the campaign across the rest of the uk. we listened, we worked hard, we produced a manifesto that people liked, and of course we saw us gaining seats in wales. labour not only made gains here but increased the size of their majority in many welsh seats. it appears they took votes from ukip that the conservatives had been banking on, and other parties were squeezed. what seems to have happened, quite clearly happened, is that the smaller parties, that company and the liberal
democrats, have faded away, and that centre—left vote in wales has gone and sat firmly in the labour column. plaid cymru celebrated winning ceredigion. the nationalists took it from the liberal democrats, who no longer have any welsh mps. but it was a mixed night for leanne wood's party. they saw their share of the vote in wales fall overall. it has been a difficult election, yes. certainly it was run between tory, labour, corbyn, may, and it was difficult for us to get in there. it was while walking in snowdonia that theresa may decided she would call a snap election, a decision that cost her party here dear. sian lloyd, bbc news, gower. the leader of ukip paul nuttall, has resigned , after his party failed to sin a single seat in parliament. the party's popularity plummeted after securing just over 500 and 90 thousand votes across the entire country , down from nearly four million in 2015. our political correspondent alex forsyth reports now on pa rty‘s collapse a brave face but a bruising result.
ukip‘s leader came third here in boston and skegness, losing thousands of votes, a picture replicated across the country, prompting this. i am standing down today as the leader of ukip with immediate effect. the party has struggled to find its way since the eu referendum, losing support in droves. but even after quitting, he insists ukip‘s not finished. i believe the worst is over. the party is still on the pitch of british politics. in clacton, voters aren't sure. this was the seat of ukip‘s only mp. last night, their vote plummeted, some supporters switching to the tories because of brexit. ukip done theirjob, if we do get the brexit up and running, which they achieved. more surprising to some, labour gained from the party's collapse too, winning over this couple, who have both voted ukip before. i was labour yesterday and it was basically public services.
i didn't feel that voting ukip this time round would have the benefit here. i rather hoped that more ukip would have gone towards labour. it seems many of the party's supporters, even in its strongholds, think the vote to leave the eu meant its job was done. but some say the overall election result and the uncertainty that creates for the brexit process will mean that ukip becomes relevant again. like their former party leader, who hasn't ruled out a return. you know, we are looking potentially at a serious backsliding on brexit, and if that happens, ukip will pick up support again very, very quickly. is there a chance you will go back to ukip as a possible leader? well, i don't want to. i was happy with what i had done but if we do not get the kind of brexit i was expecting us to get and that people want us to get, i would have no choice but to throw myself back into full—time campaigning. but for now, the party has taken a battering,
its leader and future in question, its direction unclear. alex forsyth, bbc news, clacton. let's take a closer look now at the results that started to come in during the early hours this morning. here'sjeremy vine with his guide to all the key numbers, seats and parties. let's look at the changed map of the uk after another absolutely shocking election result. so here, first of all you see the snp‘s yellow in scotland driven back. scottish nationalists losing more than a third of their seats. if i flash the gains, labour are advancing in places like canterbury here, where they overturned a 10,000 conservative majority. also a bit more liberal democrat orange there, in places like 0xford west and abington. so, heart for the liberal democrats. what exactly has happened? well, the conservatives came first. no doubt about that. have a look at the percentages here. 44% to theresa may. but it'sjeremy corbyn‘s 41% that is remarkable. a close second, it is thought
many, many young voters pouring in to support labour. the liberal democrats bumping along on 8%, although they are focusing their vote better this time, winning some more seats. the greens on two, one seat for them, and ukip on 2% is a big part of this story. their vote has crashed since the last general election. look at that, down ii%. it was thought it would go straight to the conservatives, but it surely didn't. labour benefited as well. let's go to our house of commons, because that is where all of the action happens now. so with one seat still to count, the conservatives have 318 mps. crucially, they don't pass this line, 326 is the number of mps required to have a so—called overall majority. where this party can outvote all of the other mps put together. they cannot do that. let's see the opposition benches... labour improved by about 30 seats here, 261. the snp, by contrast, losing more than one third of theirs. the liberal democrats have a dozen, the dup, the democratic unionist party
in northern ireland have ten. sinn fein with seven, and in wales, plaid cymru have four and the greens keep one, caroline lucas, and there is just one independent as well. but there are no ukip mps, that independent is from northern ireland. for the first time, there are more than 200 female mps in the house of commons. it means the conservatives have a problem. 318, how do they gather? the obvious political soul mates are the dup. currently, they would be short by eight. bring in the dup, and what happens? they crossed the line. now they have a majority of seven. the problem is, they have to start listening very closely to what this northern ireland party wants. it is politically untidy, messy, and it is humiliating for mrs may. and you can find out about the result in your constituency — by visiting bbc.co.uk/election2017 — and going to the results section, where you can put in your postcode
to get the details. as we've heard, the gains made by labour across the country may in part have been driven by an increased turnout of younger voters. there's been a greater swing to labour in seats with a higher population of 18 to 24—year—olds. 0ur correspondent elaine dunkley reports on the impact of the youth vote on the results. from grime mcs to nme, youth culture has provided the soundtrack for change in this general election. i am here today to speak tojeremy corbyn. what's going on, man? lovely to see you. thanks for coming along. no, thank you for having me, seriously. i went to derby north. 13,000 18 to 2a—year—olds live here. how excited were you about the election results coming through last night? excited. early indications suggest the youth vote was labour's gain, with their policies to introduce housing benefits for under—21s, and the scrapping of tuition fees. i voted forjeremy corbyn because of my future as a primary school teacher.
i do feel that children need those opportunities to thrive in school, and without food and daily care, they are not going to thrive, so part of his manifesto was to improve that, so i voted forjeremy corbyn. last year, for the eu referendum, i was too young to vote. this year gave me a chance to have my say, whereas i felt a bit cheated in the referendum last year. young people are always complaining about how it is the older generation voting, and i think the fact that jeremy corbyn actually targeted students and young people, and stuff like the minimum wage and things like that, it really appealed to young people. it is believed tojeremy corbyn has mobilised a jilted generation, unable to get on the property ladder and saddled with debt. for many young voters this was notjust about policy. personality also played a big part. this man is an actor, director and activist behind the hashtag grimelicorbyn.
the mainstream press were deriding corbyn. young people like the underdog. he became like a cult figure. people were wearing t—shirts withjeremy corbyn on it. it's difficult to put an exact figure on it but there is a real sense of an awakening of apathetic young voters, galvanised by jeremy corbyn and the labour party, a generation who want to be heard. elaine dunkley, bbc news. so for the second time, in the last three general elections, britain has a hung parliament. theresa may will form a government with the help of the democratic unionist party. but the process of governing with such a slender majority will be no easy task. our home editor mark easton looks at the consequences of the hung parliament — and the road ahead. the dice were thrown, and the 2017 election game just got more complicated. without enough tory mps
to outvote the rest of the commons, theresa may has decided to try to play on any way. this board games from an era when britain also saw party leaders trying to run the party leaders trying to run the party without a majority in the house of commons. then, as now, they faced a choice, a formal coalition with another party, or trying to muddle through vote by the in a minority government. there was a coalition, of course, in 2010, when david cameron negotiated a formal agreement with nick clegg of the liberal democrats. but theresa may's position is more likejohn major in the mid—19th 90s. his small majority disappeared during the parliament, and the fractious politics of the time meant he was forced to act like a minority government for many yea rs. a minority government for many years. we were bringing people in, there was a vote which was won by one vote. people were coming in on stretchers. we could beat back to
those scenes. this former head of the civil service, gus 0'donnell, worked at the heart of the major government and cameron's coalition. a coalition is formal. they have an agreement, they talk, they go through a whole programme. a minority is more political deals. made usually in the house of commons, the classic smoke—filled rooms of the 1970s. it is much more ad hoc. new legislation... the queen's speech, the budget, votes of no confidence. the democratic unionists might support theresa may through "but anything else would be open to negotiation. civil servants would be urging the prime minister to drop legislation which would be difficult to get through. in a minority government, a manifesto was more of a wish list than a promise to the country. a minority government is a fragile creature, as labour's ramsay macdonald found in 1924. his labour's ramsay macdonald found in 192a. his administration survived only nine months. ideally, with a
minority government you would operate for a while, get the continents of the nation, and then try to get another election. another election! brenda will be outraged.|j am election! brenda will be outraged.” am sorry, election! brenda will be outraged.” am sorry, brenda. not another one! harold wilson was the last prime minister to try to run the country with a minority and had to call another election six months mater. they are rare things. in the game of minority government is, it is hard to bea minority government is, it is hard to be a winner. so what effect does the conservatives losing their majority have on the government's brexit position, and its timetable? there have been calls for the negotiation period to be extended, but the president of the european commission jean—claude juncker said talks should start ‘without delay‘. 0ur chief correspondent gavin hewitt has been looking at the impact of the election on the future of brexit. theresa may's authority diminished, just when the start of brexit
negotiations are days away. complex negotiations are days away. complex negotiations have suddenly become more challenging. i think it has made it more difficult for whoever is going to be negotiating with the european union because they will look and say, hold on, it was not such a clear message from your general election, it is not clearly can get everything through the house of commons, so i suspect the negotiations have become a little bit more tough. some of those who campaigned to leave the eu fear that momentum will be lost. this is the brexit timetable. negotiations begin onjune 19, a brexit timetable. negotiations begin on june 19, a week brexit timetable. negotiations begin onjune19, a week on monday, and have to be completed in two years. the 29th of march, 2019, is the leaving date. pro—eu campaigners out today claimed that the election sent a message. what the country hasjust said is, we do not wanta hard brexit, we do not want to leave the single market. it is about going ahead with putting the interests of the country first, finding a package which means the uk is notjumping
offa which means the uk is notjumping off a cliff. others are doing that what some call a hard brexit, which involves leaving the european single market, is now less likely. there is a greater chance we will get a softer brexit than there was before the election. whether we definitely will, we wait and see, because there are many members of the parliamentary conservative party committed to a hard brexit. others we re committed to a hard brexit. others were insisting the election result changed nothing. win the european union faces theresa may, or david davis, across the negotiating table, they will be facing the prime minister of the united kingdom and the secretary of state for brexit. and they will deal with them on that basis. so i don't really think that this makes the task more difficult thanit this makes the task more difficult than it otherwise would be. the reaction from europe, a reminder that a clock is ticking, there is no time to lose, we are ready, they said today. i strongly hope that
britain is still ready to open negotiations. as far as the commission is concerned, we can open negotiations tomorrow morning at 9:30am. those who know brussels well say that negotiations will be tough. money is never easy in this sort of discussion. the fate of people stranded on either side of the new border everybody agrees has to be sorted out as quickly as possible. and then there is ireland. theresa may's motivation in calling the election was to strengthen her hand, to make her less vulnerable to pressure from those committed to brexit within her party, but with a hung parliament she is now more exposed to trouble from all sides. among those who will expect their voices to be heard are theresa may's new allies, the democratic unionists of northern ireland. the prime minister has promised that brexit negotiations will stick to the
existing timetable and leaving the single market remains the government's position. 0ur europe editor katya adler is in brussels. katya — the brexit clock is still ticking notwithstanding the upset here in downing street, how do you think this will affect britain's position in the negotiations? i will tell you one thing, there is very little sympathy here in brussels for what is seen as theresa may's political own goal. various a lot of frustration. the vice president of the european commission today said that so often the finger is pointed at brussels for being slow moving but one year on from the uk's eu referendum, there are still arguments about what kind of brexit this should be, soft or hard, in or out the single market. by comparison, brussels feels extremely organised. it spent the last 12 months planning and
organising its negotiations. it feels relaxed. we heard from jean—claude juncker who said kaman, london, we are ready to negotiate. it is felt the ball is in the uk's court, the eu has other business, but what you have not had here is any gloating or rubbing hands with glee at theresa may's political misfortune. this evening, there is worry misfortune. this evening, there is woi’i’y among misfortune. this evening, there is worry among eu leaders that a weak prime minister at downing street could make brexit negotiations even harder, and they care because it impacts lives in the eu too. katya adler, thank you. well, what impact has today's result had on the business and the city? the pound has fallen amid the uncertainty, though the weakness of the pound has boosted the ftse 100. let's talk to our business editor simonjack, predictable with today's result that the city would suffer a shock but is it likely to have a longer lasting impact? i think that business and finances is punch—drunk with politics at the moment. for many, this is the worst possible result. some businesses see this as weeks spent a valuable
pre—brexit negotiation of prep time, to gaina pre—brexit negotiation of prep time, to gain a political mandate which has not materialised. having said that, business lobbies have been in with the business secretary greg clarke today, i am told that they hope that if this means the government takes a wider note of other voices, like the youth or business, which up until now has felt very marginalised, that is no bad thing. the overriding fear is that in ten days we are going into a negotiation with no clear starting position or objective. and, a negotiation team whose political foundations are significantly weakened by today. thank you. well tonight, voters are coming to terms with the new political landscape. there will be far reaching consequences, and across the uk, millions of people are asking what it all means for them. 0ur correspondentjon kay has been gauging the mood among voters, travelling from dumfries all the way to stroud — here's his report. breakfast time at a truck stop in the scottish borders. news report: theresa may might have to move house... and news is sinking in.
it'sjust completely upside down, isn't it? conservatives stacking up seats here, but losing their majority in westminster. he scoffs you look gobsmacked! chaos. that's what we didn't really need. absolutely unbelievable. at the till, lee thinks theresa may should blame herself. she's focused too much and brexit, really. she's been trying to drive that down people's throats, and it's not really worked out for her. but in the kitchen, anne thinks a tory—led coalition could be a good thing right now. the best way to go, to get views from both sides. we head south, across the border, to find out why so many people who voted for brexit last year voted labour this time. crewe in cheshire. i was quite shocked, to be honest. new mum gemma told me the tories just haven't connected with her. they don't really come to places like this
and the the real live people. i feel they live in a bit of a bubble. news report: theresa may will meet the queen in the next half an hour... crewe has switched from the tory to labour, and market trader punchal said the conservatives should have stuck to the issues he cares about. what were you interested in, what do you want to hear about? health, schooling, education. you know? prospects for my kids. i've got two boys, and i don't know where they're going to get a job or anything like that. theresa has shot herself in the foot, actually. because a lot of pensioners have been very unhappy. i've been a staunch supporter of her, but i'm very disappointed. did you vote for her? yes, idid. we carry on down through the midlands. labour has also won constituencies that voted to remain in the eu. like stroud, in rural gloucestershire. this is now one of jeremy corbyn's seats. i think they were resting on their laurels.
0n the village green we meet pippa, a tory voter. but she says labour worked harder to tempt younger voters. they really touched on what affected people, knocked on the doors and said it. whereas i don't think the conservatives put enough into that. he felt like somebody you can actually believe in. thatjim told me he was simply more impressed withjeremy corbyn than by theresa may. i wouldn't trust her as far as i could throw her. i really wouldn't. but you'd trust him, corbyn? i think so, yeah. i'd certainly give him a chance. so, hundreds of miles today, politics in flux, but life rolling on. john kay, bbc news. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg is here again. theresa may is presumably in there now, working out not only what it means for her own position but the cabinet and her government and how she goes forward from here? and what it means for the country. the irony
here is that theresa may did not have you hold the election but did so with the hope of creating more stability and certainty ahead of what may be a tumultuous period as we leave the eu. instead, of course, the electorate decisions have left the electorate decisions have left the country less certain and more doubts about the future and, with the possibility that theresa may may not be able to hold on for very long. wejust do not not be able to hold on for very long. we just do not know how long the tory party will be willing to put up with somebody so we can. there are a lot of events that could influence that timing but for that reason she took the decision tonight to keep the five top jobs in cabinet committee home secretary, foreign secretary, chancellor, defence secretary, chancellor, defence secretary, they all stay around the cabinet table to create a sense of stability and frankly, she didn't really have the power to take out any of the big players. but as one minister said, she may be rather
hopefully able to earn her authority back. but in a funny way, whatever happens with her particular future, we will be weaker going into negotiations with 27 other countries, and saw the highest vote for the two main parties for a long time. the two tribes are back but a whole new generation appears to have joined the electorate. younger people turning out in much bigger numbers, we think, for a long time. this could really reshape the map. laura kuenssberg, thank you. well let's take a look at all the weekend weather. jay wynne is in the bbc weather centre for us tonight. thank you. we have a look at the atla ntic thank you. we have a look at the atlantic as a huge bit of cloud heads our way. wind and rain associated with that. ahead of that, associated with that. ahead of that, a reasonable evening so far. rain sets into the south—west of england and for some time, it is then gets into the south—west of scotland and england. scotla nd
england. scotland stays dry here, single figures, a mild night elsewhere, up to 14 degrees. in the morning, rain in south—west england. more in west wales, but for the east, in south—west england. more in west wales, but forthe east, drierand brighter. at 9am, at 16 or 17 degrees already. a warm start before a warm afternoon in east anglia and the south—east. in the north, al breaks of rain. after a wet start in northern ireland, rain clears away. going downhill in central and western scotland, rain pushes in. northern scotla nd scotland, rain pushes in. northern scotland with a bright note. rain pushes into northern scotland and at the same time it dries up in northern ireland. a bright afternoon here, wet in northern england and the south—west. in east anglia and the south—west. in east anglia and the south—east, sunny and warm. up the south—east, sunny and warm. up to 25 degrees, 20 in glasgow and belfast not so bad at all. in the evening, rain works for eastwards, light rain and more
patchy in the process. some showers follow into northern ireland and scotland. in the south—east, this corner stays warm by dawn on sunday. 16 or 17 degrees. a mild night at 13 or 14 elsewhere. 0n 16 or 17 degrees. a mild night at 13 or 14 elsewhere. on sunday, low pressure is in charge. it will be breezy, and the closer you are too that low, scotland and northern ireland, that is when we see most of the showers. fiona? jay wynne, thank you. that's it from me here in downing street. there'll be a special election results question time at 8.30 on bbc one. in a moment the news where you are, but we'll leave you with some of the sights and sounds of the last 24 hours and the conservative election gamble that backfired. they are still the largest party — but with far fewer seats and are now forced to strike a deal with the dup in a hung parliament. and what we are saying is the conservatives are the largest party, note they don't have an overall majority at this stage. unless the exit poll is incredibly wrong, the prime minister has failed to achieve her principal objective. the worst possible
outcome would be a hung parliament. cheering politics has changed, and politics isn't going back. cheering you live by the sword and you die by the sword. i am standing down today as the leader of ukip with immediate effect. cheering are you resigning, prime minister? are you stepping down, mrs may? morning, all! i will now form a government. a government that can provide certainty and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. we will enter discussions with the conservatives. now, let's get to work. it's seven o'clock and we're at westminster, where theresa may is putting together a new minority government, after a disastrous night for the conservatives
in the general election. the election that was never meant to happen resulted in a dramatic reversal for the conservatives, who won only 318 seats asjeremy corbyn's labour made gains. mrs may has apologised to her colleagues who've lost their seats, and now the party is having to depend on support of the democratic unionists to govern. in the days and weeks ahead, it is the union that will be to the forefront of our minds, the union is out forefront of our minds, the union is ourguiding star. key posts in the cabinet are announced, with no change at the top. borisjohnson remains foreign secretary,