LIVEBLOG: Live updates from General Election 2017 in Croydon


By - Thursday 8th June, 2017

From 9pm tonight until the final results are in, the Citizen will once again be providing live updates from Croydon’s election count


05.06

There are less than 50 seats left to be declared. It is unlikely that the Conservative party will maintain an overall majority.

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04.39

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Sarah Jones smiles with joy while her supporters celebrate behind her.

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04.37

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Councillor Toni Letss reads the results of the Croydon Central vote. The Labour party’s Sarah Jones won London’s most marginal seat of 2015 by 5,653 votes.

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04.34

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The audience and media wait for Councillor Toni Letts, the Mayor of Croydon, to read the result of the the Croydon Central vote.

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04.09

The full results of Croydon’s only marginal:

Sarah Jones (Labour): 29,874
Gavin Barwell (Conservatives): 24,221
Gill Hickson (Liberal Democrats): 1,083
Peter Staveley (UKIP): 1,040
Tracey Hague (Green Party): 626
John Boadu (Christian People’s Alliance): 177
Don Locke (Independent): 71

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04.04

Sarah Jones wins Croydon Central. Central was London’s most marginal seat in 2015 although this year Jones won by a large margin.

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03.55

The Croydon Central result is expected imminently. This is about three hours ahead of where it was in 2015, implying a clear result and no recount.

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03.15

As ballots continue to be counted at Trinity School in Croydon Central, the Tories are not saying much while Labour supporters are remaining optimistic.

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03.02

As the counting process continues across the nation, both the Labour and Conservative parties broke the 100 seat mark. The current results are:

Labour – 135

Conservative – 114

Scottish National Party – 18

Democratic Unionist Party – 7

Liberal Democrats – 2

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02.55

Outside of Croydon Nick Clegg, the former Deputy PM of Sheffield Hallam, loses to Labour.

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01.53

Labour sources are talking about a 7,500 majority for their candidate Sarah Jones in Croydon Central. This wouldn’t be out of line with the rumoured battering the Tories are taking across London.

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00.51

“It is looking like an encouraging night for Labour,” said Tony Newman, the leader of the Croydon Council, in reference to the BBC exit poll. Tim Pollard, the leader of Croydon’s Conservative Councillor Group, declined to comment on the poll.

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00.21

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A section of the 250 person staff manually counts votes for the Croydon South constituency.

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00.19

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A gymnasium at Trinity School is used as a venue for the counting process.

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00.17

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Part of the staff manually counts votes while another part validates the amount of ballots.

 

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00.15

The counting process continues as a staff of 250 people work together at Trinity School.

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23.23

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Volunteers carry ballet boxes inside Trinity school as they arrive they from different polling stations.

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23.22

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Unused ballot paper packages sit in a pile outside Trinity School.

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23.20

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Volunteers organize ballet boxes as they arrive at Trinity School in Croydon.

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22.21

Croydon North and Croydon South remain safe seats for the Labour party and Conservative party respectably.

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22.18

Exit polls predict that Labour will take Croydon Central. The Conservative party took Croydon Central by only 165 votes in 2015.

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22.16

The verification process has begun and will continue until all ballet boxes are accounted for.

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22.01

The polling stations have officially closed across the UK. However, voters still queuing will get a chance to cast their ballot.

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21.55

Five minutes of voting time remain. The centre of London’s most populous borough (Croydon) is the capital’s most marginal seat.

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21.47

This year there are nineteen candidates across three constituencies. Croydon residents had access to 147 different polling stations, including three private garages.

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21.43

Fifteen minutes of voting time remain in the 2017 General Election. There are 251,041 registered voters in Croydon this year.

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At 10pm, the polls close at the end of Britain’s first snap election in more than forty years. The Croydon Citizen‘s Zach Baker will be bringing you live updates all night from the count at Trinity School, Croydon.

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Coverage will begin just after 9pm tonight.

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