A sizeable majority for the Conservatives has been predicted in the Broadcasters' Exit Poll.
The Conservatives are expected to take 367 seats, a majority of 84.
Its led to questions about Jeremy Corbyn's future as Labour leader, with his party forecast to have their worst defeat since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
Labour's Colchester candidate Tina McKay has said she does not believe the result is down to Mr Corbyn's leadership:
Meanwhile, the Green Party's candidate in Colchester gave his reaction to the poll