To understand the 2017 result, you need to understand the 2015 one.
The game plan was for May to win a bigger Tory majority, which would give her the mandate to negotiate Brexit.
The poll, released at 10pm, suggests the Conservatives are the largest party but cannot reach an overall majority. Is that right?
The results as they happen - live with the NS team.
The former Labour leader's sassiness, seemingly lost during the 2015 general election, returned in time for his 2017 campaign.
The polling looks decidedly ordinary, but there are several fascinating contests in store. Could Nigel Dodds be dethroned by Sinn Fein?
Andrew George, Lib Dem MP for St Ives from 1997-2015, condemns his party’s anti-Brexit manifesto – and blames a “remote dinner party set” for distancing the Lib Dems from voters.
Theresa May is a fragile prime minister, a new age of intervention has begun and the two party system is back.
Angry pensioners, enthusiastic kids and Kippers returning to the fold.
The Labour leader's standing was enhanced, while the Prime Minister's was diminished.
Theresa May isn't the first prime minister to make knee-jerk anti-terror pledges.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May