Updated: Conservatives on course to form majority Government and Southwark will remain Labour according to exit poll

Josh Salisbury (12 December, 2019) Politics General Election 2019

Conservatives are predicted for a solid majority while Labour are expected to lose around 70 seats

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The Conservatives are on-course to win a majority of 86 seats according to the 10pm exit poll.

It would be the biggest Tory victory since Margaret Thatcher’s third victory, while Labour are predicted to get just 191 seats, worse than its performance in 1983 under Michael Foot.

The prediction also has all three of Southwark’s seats as being likely to remain Labour.

In Bermondsey and Old Southwark, where Labour’s Neil Coyle is defending a 13,000 majority, the Liberal Democrats have been given only a 1 per cent chance of taking the seat, according to the poll.

Dulwich and West Norwood, and Camberwell and Peckham, are also given as near-certain Labour holds.

The poll, released after voting closes, is a survey of voters across the country after they have cast their ballot.

In 2017, the exit poll correctly predicted that the Conservatives would be the largest party, but would not win a majority.

In 2015’s General Election, the exit poll was more accuate that polling during the campaign, but didn’t correctly predict the Conservatives winning a surprise majority.

Southwark is covered by three Parliamentary seats, all of them expected to declare in the early hours of the morning. The results for Dulwich and West Norwood are expected first, at around 4am.

Bermondsey and Old Southwark, and Camberwell and Peckham are expected to declare their results at around 5am.

The News will be publishing the results of each of the three seats as soon as they are revealed, so check back on our website for more.

We will also be live-tweeting from the count at Southwark Council’s HQ on Tooley Street, so follow our Twitter page here for updates through-out the night.

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Bermondsey and Old Southwark

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Dulwich and West Norwood

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