As the night was young and the future uncertain, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted a defiant message of thanks to all those who voted Labour.
The tweet claimed that Labour had ‘changed politics for the better’ no matter what the final result should be.
Whatever the final result, our positive campaign has changed politics for the better. pic.twitter.com/EHLta2rnIW
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 9, 2017
As you can see the tweet read:
I want to send my thanks to everyone who voted for our manifesto and its radical vision for a fairer Britain.
Our team has worked so hard on this campaign – from door knocking to social media – and it’s great we have won so much support across the country.
When the polling booths closed, what was expected to be a night of Conservative landslide dominance altered drastically, with all major news outlets coming to an exit-poll conclusion of a Tory minority win.
This means that if the Tories are unable to get a majority, 326 seats out of 650, then they are forced to try and form a coalition (which most parties have flat out refused to do), run a minority government (which is also highly unlikely), or call another election.
At the minute, the future remains uncertain. Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May. Labour or Conservative. Minority or majority government. Nothing is set is stone. All that is known is that this is a helluva lot closer than first presumed.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.