UK Election: Its all about the “exit poll”

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The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall  majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories  will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

The poll suggest Britain is heading for a hung parliament, with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons.

The poll put Tories on 314 seats, with Labour on 266, the Scottish National Party on 34, Liberal Democrats on 14, Plaid Cymru on three and Greens on one.

Sir Michael Fallon, the Conservative Defence Secretary, told the BBC: “This is a projection, it’s not a result.These exit polls have been wrong in the past.”

Dating back from 2001, the polls have accurately predicted the standing of the leading parties – but they have had varying degrees of success in estimating the number of seats won.

The 2015 election saw…

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