We don't do live blogs here at ITBB...
However...crikey, what a BBC exit poll!
326 seats are needed for a majority. The BBC (and others) are predicting:
If correct, the Conservatives and what's left of the Liberal Democrats could form a majority coalition government.316 Conservatives (+10)239 Labour (-19)58 SNP (+52)10 Liberal Democrats (-47)4 Plaid Cymru (+1)2 UKIP (+2)2 Greens (+1)DUP 8Others 11 (+1)
As could the Conservatives the DUP and UKIP. (Nigel Farage as Foreign Minister?)
It's early days, it's early days.
And, boy, this poll could be stupendously wrong.
Paddy Ashdown is already promising to literally...literally...eat his hat if this poll is right. YouGov are predicting the Lib Dems will have over 30 seats. Paddy thinks it's simply wrong - "a certain error".
22.52 Ultra-safe Sunderland South first to declare. Woefully behind target, time-wise. Massive swing to UKIP, now in second place. Tories just behind them. Is Sunderland swinging right?
23.00 Laura K - rumours Ed Balls has lost his seat. Oh, please let that happen!!! (I hoped that last time with similar rumours. Didn't happen).
23.01 The man who polluted politics in the UK, Ali Campbell, is on. He doesn't believe the exit poll either. He'll "eat his kilt" if it's right.
I'll stop now.