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General Election 2017: Quotes of the night

The Conservatives have failed to accrue an overall majority.

So Britain is heading for a hung Parliament.

Here is a selection of standout quotes from a frantic election night.

  • Exit poll shock as Tory look set to miss majority

If the exit poll is even remotely in the right territory, it's a political earthquake.

– Robert Peston, ITV News Political Editor
  • Election branded catastrophic mistake in wake of exit poll

The fact is this election... it's going to be judged as possibly the most catastrophic mistake, strategic call that a political leader has made.

– Alastair Campbell
  • SNP losing seats in Scotland

The giant sucking sound that you can hear is the SNP tide receding the length and breadth of Scotland.

– Douglas Alexander, Labour
  • Clegg becomes of the biggest losses of the night

I of course have encountered this evening something that many people have encountered before tonight, and I suspect many people will encounter after tonight, which is in politics you live by the sword and you die by the sword.

– Nick Clegg
  • Osborne slams 'catastrophic' night for Tories

It's obviously been, I'll finish where I started, a catastrophic night for her and very bad for the Conservatives.

– George Osborne
  • A second election looms?

We're going to be in a very, very unstable hung parliament, if this is correct there will be a second election soon.

– Ed Balls
  • May promises stability despite disastrous night
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Whatever the results are, the Conservative party will ensure that we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability, so that we can all, as one country go forward together.

– Theresa May
  • Corbyn calls on May to resign
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If there is a message from tonight's results it is this.

The Prime Minister called this election because she wanted a mandate. Well the mandate she has got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence.

– Jeremy Corbyn
  • Another EU referendum looms?

My fear is that Corbyn forms a coalition with the SNP and a few Lib Dems and we look down the barrels of a second referendum in two years time.

– Nigel Farage

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