General election 2017 results night: When will we know who’s won?

Here’s a full guide to UK general election night on the BBC – including the key results to watch out for as the night unfolds.

What to expect when

The first clue as to which way the vote may have gone will come shortly after polling stations close at 22:00 BST, when the BBC, ITV and Sky release their exit polls.

Similar exit polls carried out at the previous two general elections came very close to predicting the result correctly.

The first actual results to come in are traditionally the three Sunderland constituencies, who vie to get their counts declared first. They should be in by midnight.

The first key marginal constituency result is expected in Nuneaton around 01:00 BST. It was won by the Conservatives in 2015.

After this the results will really start to pour in, with most counts completed by 06:00 BST.

Some won’t be in until lunchtime on Friday, with Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth Valley and Wansbeck usually last to declare.

However, the overall outcome of the election should become clear much earlier than that.

Online

You can follow minute-by-minute updates in text and video as the results roll in, with breaking stories, social media reaction and expert analysis in our main live page. Results will appear as they are announced on an interactive map and postcode search.

There will be separate live pages for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We are also running live pages for 16 English regions – London, North East and Cumbria, North West, South, South East, South West, West, West Midlands, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Beds, Herts and Bucks, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

And you can follow the latest developments and the find out the result in your own constituency.

Television

BBC One: The BBC’s election night programme gets under way at 9.55pm on Thursday, 8 June. David Dimbleby is in the presenter’s chair – the tenth time he has filled this role since his first election night as host in 1979.

BBC correspondents, led by Andrew Marr, Nick Robinson, Kirsty Wark and Sophie Raworth, are at the key counts. Jeremy Vine, Emily Maitlis and polling expert Professor John Curtice will analyse the results as they come in. Mishal Husain will be grilling the key political payers – and media editor Amol Rajan will be watching social media reaction. The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg will be on hand to provide analysis throughout the night.

Huw Edwards will take over in the morning as lead presenter. Andrew Neil will take over as lead interviewer.

The overnight programme will be simulcast on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News – and streamed live on the BBC News website in the UK and bbc.com in the rest of the world.

Viewers in the US will be able to catch up on the latest on the UK election and other international stories in World News America at 2100 GMT and join the election special from 2300 GMT/6pm Eastern. Viewers in the rest of the world can join David Dimbleby and the team from 2055 GMT.

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Social media

On Twitter @BBCElection will tweet the latest results, the BBC Politics Facebook Messenger will include expert analysis, and there will be Facebook Lives from behind-the-scenes of the result programme on the BBC Politics page. BBC News will live stream the results programme on Twitter and Facebook. #BBCElection.

Radio

BBC Radio 4: Throughout election night, Carolyn Quinn and James Naughtie will present Election 2017, reporting on the key moments as they happen from 10pm on until 6am on Friday, 9 June.

BBC Radio 5 Live: Election night will be hosted by Stephen Nolan in Salford and Emma Barnett in London, who will be joined by the UK’s brightest political bloggers and commentators, all on hand as the result’s roll in.

World Service: Election special starts at 2100 GMT – Philippa Thomas and Tim Franks will be in London analysing the results with a team of experts and senior politicians. Valerie Sanderson is in Scotland.

BBC local radio: Results and analysis through the night and into the morning with a number of special programmes across the network. Here are details on how to listen to your station.

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