How London Reacted To The Election Result

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 19 months ago
How London Reacted To The Election Result
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As a hung parliament became increasingly likely over Friday morning, London was reacting to the news. London Redditors were as insightful as ever (insight into their own heads, rather than anything else):

As the exit poll was projected onto Broadcasting House in central London at 10pm on Thursday — predicting the Conservatives would not hit the majority they needed to form a government — a certain London newspaper editor (sacked by Theresa May as chancellor) had a smirk on his face:

It actually turned out that Zac Goldsmith reclaimed his Richmond Park seat — albeit with an itty bitty majority. People were keen to remind the twittersphere of the Conservative's past howlers:

Tottenham MP David Lammy — who was voted to stay in his seat with 82% share of the vote — had tweeted this earlier in the night:

On a more serious note, Lammy praised the turnout from London's young voters:

In Croydon Central, conservative MP Gavin Barwell lost his seat to Labour's Sarah Jones, prompting this headline from the Independent:


(It would also appear that Google has some updating to do):

There were also Labour gains in London, in Enfield Southgate and Battersea:

Not all London's results are in yet. The tellers at Kensington & Chelsea are so tired after recounts, that counting has been suspended altogether.

No one, though, can be feeling more tired than Theresa May. What a night she's had. This Doctor Who gif — shot at Shad Thames — probably describes it best:

Last Updated 09 June 2017