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Summary

  1. Conservatives hold many seats including the whole of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire
  2. Also hold seats in Somerset including Somerton and Frome, Weston and Yeovil
  3. Labour hold Bristol East, Bristol South, Bristol West and gain Bristol NW and Stroud
  4. Liberal Democrats gain Bath from the Conservatives with Ben Howlett losing his seat
  5. Defeated Conservative Charlotte Leslie: "People have voted for something different"
  6. Cotswold Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for an inquiry to "learn lessons"
  7. Lib Dem Lord Ashdown says many had "no voice in this election"

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Goodnight from us and have a great weekend

That's it from BBC Local Live for the West of England at the end of a long, fascinating and surprising election results day.

Who knows what may happen over the weekend in Westminster, but we'll be back with live news, sport, weather and travel updates on Monday.

Here's Ian Fergusson to close with the weekend weather forecast.

BBC West weather forecast with Ian Fergusson

Analysis of West general election results

WATCH: Analysis by BBC West political editor Paul Barltrop

BBC political editor Paul Barltrop assesses the results across the West.

Young carer recognised on Songs of Praise

Archie with his Mum and David Grant
Spurgeons Children’s Charity

An 11-year-old who cares for his mum will feature on the BBC's Songs of Praise this Sunday.

Archie, from Devizes, looks after his mum Sue who has fibromyalgia. He has to fit his school work around doing many of the household chores. They receive support from the young carers charity Spurgeons.

Songs of Praise presenter David Grant filmed with Archie at home and in their local church, along with Liz Purling from the organisation.

Archie said: "It was really exciting but they had to keep doing things over and over again. It was really fun because it was really chatty."

Filming for Songs of Praise
Spurgeons Children’s Charity

How Corbyn got the young to vote

WATCH: Young voters on Corbyn's campaign and policies

Young people across the West explain why Jeremy Corbyn's campaign and policies got them voting.

Newly elected Labour MP 'didn't think he'd win'

WATCH: New MP for Bristol North West praises Corbyn campaign

New Labour MP Darren Jones talks about his surprise after ousting Tory MP Charlotte Leslie in Bristol North West.

He told BBC reporter Robin Markwell he "really didn't think I'd win".

Roderick fifty leads Glos recovery

Gareth Roderick
Getty Images

Gareth Roderick's unbeaten 88 helps Gloucestershire recover from 77-4 to reach 256-7 on day one against Nottinghamshire.

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Baby gorilla's name chosen after online vote

Baby gorilla and mother
Bristol Zoo

A baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo has been named Ayana after hundreds of people took part in an online vote.

The Western lowland gorilla was born on 22 April to mum Touni and silverback gorilla dad Jock.

Ayana, which means pretty flower in Ethiopian, brings the number of gorillas at Bristol Zoo to eight.

Baby gorilla and mother
Bristol Zoo

Sidebottom fights back as Somerset stumble

Ryan Sidebottom
Nigel Roddis - Getty Images

Yorkshire recover from being bowled out for 202 at Taunton as Ryan Sidebottom removes Somerset's top three.

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Somerset snowboarder re-selected to represent Great Britain

Paul Moralee is from the Blackdown Hills and went to college in Taunton.

He is working his way towards the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Street art at Festival of Nature for first time

Falcon
Andy Council

Street art will feature at this weekend's Festival of Nature for the first time.

Urban artist Andy Council has created two "community-inspired art boards".

Festival organisers said one side of the wall installation would "explore our connection to nature" and the other side "nature’s relationship in turn to us".

Click to find out what's happening in Bristol, Bath and Keynsham.

Hedgehog
Andy Council

Nuclear bunker cannabis gang plead guilty

Cannabis factory
Wiltshire Police

Three men have admitted running a large cannabis factory in a former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire.

More then 4,000 cannabis plants - enough to produce £2m of drugs each year - were seized in a raid on RGHQ Chilmark in February.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, pleaded guilty at Salisbury Crown Court to conspiracy to produce class B drugs and abstracting electricity.

They will be be sentenced on 11 August.

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Cannabis factory
Wiltshire Police

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: Bad Brexit negotiations could leave Britain 'suffering for generations to come'

Watch: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on why Conservative vote suffered nationally

Cotswolds Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown retained his seat, securing a majority of 25,499 and taking 60.6% of the vote.

He said he believed there were a number of reasons why the Tories did so badly at the ballot boxes nationally.

General election result: more of your reactions

Election graphic
BBC

You've been reacting throughout the day on social media to the general election results.

These are some of the comments posted on the BBC Points West Facebook Page.

Kiss goodbye to the free NHS and small class sizes in schools. To all the Tory voters, don't be crying to me when you got to pay for your healthcare in the next few years!

Liz Rayner

Seriously ashamed to live in the SW.

Katie Robertson

Thank God Tories are back in.

Oliver Webber

The poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer.

Vicky Woodward

Prime minister 'on the back foot'

Dr Sophie Whiting from Bath University's politics department said Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has backfired on her.

She needed a safe campaign so the basic intent was 'don't mess this up'. It looked like a safe bet, but as the campaign has gone on it's undermined the 'strong and stable' image that they wanted to portray. A lot of their policies they've done U-turns on. Theresa May has been on the back foot a lot of the time.

Dr Sophie WhitingUniversity of Bath's Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Tessa Munt: Tory minority government will be 'chaotic'

Watch: Tessa Munt on Tory minority government

Lib Dem candidate for Wells, and former MP for the constituency, Tessa Munt, failed to claim back her set from the Conservative's James Heappey despite increasing her share of the vote.

She said she thought a Conservative minority government would have its problems.

A look back at the general election in the West

Watch: The election in the West

It's all over - for now. The polls have closed and the votes have been counted.

Here we take a look back at some highlights from an eventful general election in the West country.

Woman dies in Royal Wootton Bassett house fire

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Crews from the town and nearby Swindon and Westlea were called out to a property in Brynards Hill in the early hours of Friday morning.

A 70 year old woman died in the fire in one of the first floor bedrooms.

A man, thought to be her husband, was safely outside when firefighters arrived.

An investigation has been launched.

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Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A369 and J20 for B3133 affecting J15 for M4.

M5 Bristol - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J19, A369 (Portishead) and J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J15, M4 (Almondsbury Interchange).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Brenda's not for turning over election interview

BreakingA370 near Congresbury closed after pedestrian dies

Plice road sign
BBC

A man has died after he was hit by a car on the A370 near Congresbury.

Avon and Somerset Police has closed the road between Junction 21 of the M5 and the junction of Bristol Road/Smallway in the centre of Congresbury while the incident is investigated.

Highways England said queues are forming in both directions on the M5 in the area. It advises drivers to seek an alternative route where possible or to leave extra time for their journey.

James Heappey: Theresa May 'blew it'

James Heappey: Theresa May "blew it"

Wells Conservative MP James Heappey has said that Theresa May "blew it" after her decision to call a snap election backfired.

Mr Heappey retained his seat with a majority of 7,582 votes.

He said the Conservatives' campaign "very nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory".

'Theresa May should resign' says re-elected Labour MP

Bristol West Labour MP Thangam Debonnaire increased her share of the vote in Bristol West with a majority of 37,336.

She described her victory as "amazing" and said Prime Minister Theresa May made the wrong decision in calling the snap election...

The real question is, what on earth's happening to the Conservatives? Theresa May said she offered strong and stable leadership, and where are we now? I absolutely do think Theresa May should resign. She had a majority and she gave it away. If I were the Conservatives I'd be thinking what are we going to do with a Prime Minister like this. She's basically wasted three months on an election that nobody needed.

Thangam DebonnaireLabour MP for Bristol West

No sleep for Salisbury MP who has to sing after re-election

John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury, has performed an ancient Wiltshire folk song after being re-elected.

In a tradition dating back more than 300 years, he sang 'The Vly be on the Turmut' in the city centre.

He was accompanied by pupils from Salisbury Cathedral School.

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Alex Chalk: It was a "dramatic evening"

Watch: Alex Chalk MP on his narrow election victory

Alex Chalk retained Cheltenham for the Conservatives, with a narrow win over Lib Dem candidate Martin Horwood.

Mr Chalk secured 26,615 votes - a winning margin of 2,569.

He said it had been a "dramatic evening".

Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for B4509 Thornbury and J13 for A419.

M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J14, B4509 (Thornbury) and J13, A419 (Stroud), because of a broken down lorry and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

The public are "fed up with these constant elections" - Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has been re-elected in his safe Tory seat in the Cotswolds. But he has spoken out this morning, saying Teresa May made the wrong decision in calling the snap election.

We didn't run a very good campaign and I think we have to have an inquiry and learn some lessons. I think the public have said 'we are fed up with these constant elections, this was one too many and we're going to show our disapproval by voting for alternative parties'.

Geoffrey Clifton-BrownConservative MP for the Cotswolds

How the West voted - in eight seconds

How the West voted in the general election

Here's a summary of the results across the West Country at midday.

  • Bristol: All four of Bristol's Constituencies have been won by Labour. Three of them defended, while Bristol North West was taken from the Conservatives. In total 38,126 Bristolians voted Labour, nearly double the number at the last election.
  • Bath: Conservative Ben Howlett has been defeated by the Lib Dem candidate, Wera Hobhouse. She said: "That we would win so comfortably has surprised me."
  • Gloucestershire: The county is no longer all-Conservative. Labour's David Drew is MP for Stroud, once again. He said: "There has been a swing in the country, people did not want this election."
  • Wiltshire: The whole county remains Conservative with all MPs being re-elected. Robert Buckland, MP for Swindon South, has given his support to Theresa May: "I think it was right that we had an election, she didn't have her own mandate. I think she should continue and get on with the job."
  • Somerset: The Conservatives held onto all their seats in the county. In Yeovil Marcus Fysh tripled his majority. He says there's a lot of work ahead. "I think people see this as an opportunity for us to work together with the government to really transform the prospects in our area."

Severe accident: A370 Somerset both ways

BBC News Travel

A370 Somerset both ways severe accident, between B3133 High Street and M5 J21.

A370 Somerset - A370 Bristol Road closed in both directions between the B3133 High Street junction in Congresbury and Weston-Super-Mare in Puxton, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

David Drew returns as Labour MP for Stroud

Watch: David Drew returns as Labour MP for Stroud

David Drew is back as Labour MP for Stroud after narrowly beating Conservative rival Neil Carmichael.

His winning margin was just 687 votes, with a total of 29,994 votes.

He said he wasn't expecting to win, and people had "punished" the Prime Minister for calling a snap election.

James Heappey: Theresa May should remain PM

He's been talking to BBC Somerset and given the prime minister his backing to continue.

He's added the Tory MP WhatsApp groups have gone "very quiet" this morning.

The last thing the country wants now is more uncertainty and she should be allowed to remain as prime minister and try to form a government either in minority or some kind of deal with DUP. The gamble hasn't paid off and I can see that makes it now a big decision to make. The country needs her to try and form a government. The political landscape has changed enormously in last 15 hours and the programme of government is going to change as a result.

People in Bristol North West give their views on the result

Watch: People in Bristol give their views on the general election result

In Bristol North West Labour's Darren Jones took the seat from the Conservatives.

He took 50.7% of the vote, with Charlotte Leslie taking 41.8%.

There was 71.7% turnout.

These people in the constituency gave their views on the result.

Thangham Debbonaire's majority fourth largest in election

Wells MP says it's a 'relief' after being pushed by Lib Dem Tessa Munt

General election result: your reactions

West map
BBC

You've been reacting on social media to the news that the whole of the West Country, apart from six constituencies, is now run by the Conservatives.

These are some of the comments posted on the BBC Points West Facebook Page.

Thought Lib Dems would of done better!! Ashamed to live to the West

Michelle Bryant-Jefferies

A little chink of light in amongst the blue gloom!

Chris Chennell

It's a shame Labour didn't gain more!

Claire Marie

What a fantastic result. Well done everyone.

Elizabeth Davis

May thought it was a walk in the park bigheaded woman.

Angie Taylor

Huge congratulations to the west country!

Chester Bertuello

Chris Skidmore increases Conservative majority in Kingswood

The Conservative vote increases in Kingswood as Chris Skidmore is reelected.
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Here's a 9am summary of the results across the West Country

  • Bristol: All four of Bristol's Constituencies have been won by Labour. Three of them defended, while Bristol North West was taken from the Conservatives. Celebrating a massive 37,336 majority, Thangham Debonnaire said: "We have four Labour MPs in Bristol, Labour Mayor and Labour council! Now we need a Labour government!"
  • Bath: Conservative Ben Howlett has been defeated by the Lib Dem candidate, Wera Hobhouse.
  • Gloucestershire: The county is no longer all-Conservative. Neil Carmichael lost the Stroud constituency to Labour's David Drew, who was previously the MP from 1997-2010. “I never thought I would come back and be a winner," he said. "But the people of Stroud have had their chance and had their say."
  • Wiltshire: The whole county remains Conservative with all MPs being re-elected. John Glen MP said that he felt "privileged to be re-elected as the MP for Salisbury and South Wiltshire with an increased number and share of votes."
  • Somerset: The Conservatives have held onto all their seats in the county, although James Heappey MP did admit that the "political landscape has changed enormously in last 15 hours and programme of government is going to change as a result."

Greens disappointment over Bristol West

Across the West, the votes of the smaller parties were squeezed in favour of Labour and the Conservatives.

In Bristol West, that meant the Green Party lost votes in their number one target seat.

Molly Scott Cato said the Greens had been flooded by the tide heading towards Corbyn.

Greens disappointment over Bristol West seat