• Theresa May announces new government with DUP Reuters
  • Conservatives lose 12 seats and fall short of a majority.
  • Theresa May clings on, propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party.
  • Senior Tories demand more flexible approach to Brexit.
  • Paul Nuttall resigns as leader of UKIP and deletes his Twitter account.
  • Farage threatens a return to politics if Britain stays in single market.

This concludes our live blog for the 2017 general election. An awful lot has happened in the 32 hours since we began covering the plebiscite, much of it unexpected.

Theresa May is still prime minister but her hand has been weakened considerably by the outcome of a vote that she had called in the hope of securing a landslide majority.

It is likely there will be huge implications for Britain's approach to the imminent Brexit negotiations. All sorts of contingencies and possibilities now oscillate around her fragile minority government, propped up by the DUP.

IBTimes UK's final offerings on this dramatic and bewildering day are:

Thanks for joining us and stay in touch as we cover the inevitably fascinating consequences of the 2017 general election during the coming days and weeks.


Read DUP leader Arlene Foster's official statement here. She says her party will "enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge."


Theresa May just damaged herself, her party, and her country – she won't last long.

Read Alistair Cambell's take on the election for IBTimesUK