Early Results Point To An 8% Conservative Swing

By Charlie Mole

AS THE RESULTS begin to come in, the Conservatives have recorded an early 8% swing in the Labour heartlands of the North East.

If such a swing continues, the BBC predicts that Labour seats such as Chorley, Derby North and Alistair Darling’s Edinburgh would all turn blue.

Overall this would lead to a 58 seat Tory majority on 354 to Labour’s 216, going against early exit poll estimates of a hung parliament.

More to appear later.

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