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What to Watch for on U.K. Election Night: An Hour-by-Hour Guide

  • First results due around 11 p.m. on Thursday, after exit poll
  • Will Darlington in northeast England be this year’s Nuneaton?
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Why the U.K. Is Heading to the Polls… Again

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Thursday’s U.K. general election is actually 650 separate votes in 650 individual districts. Most seats won’t change hands, and the outcome of only about 100 will determine the final tally for Theresa May’s Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.

Last time round, it was the result from Nuneaton in the English Midlands at 1:50 a.m. on the Friday that set the stage for David Cameron’s eventual victory -- not only did Ed Miliband’s Labour fail to take a must-win bellwether seat, the Tories actually increased their share of the vote.