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Summary

  1. General election ends in a hung Parliament
  2. Theresa May says she will form a government with the support of the DUP
  3. Labour take back Gower, Cardiff North and Vale of Clwyd from the Conservatives
  4. Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones calls it "the most remarkable turnaround I have seen in politics"
  5. Liberal Democrats left without a Welsh MP for the first time since 1859
  6. Turnout was 68.5% - up 2.9% on 2015
  7. In Wales, Labour won 28 seats, Conservatives eight and Plaid Cymru four

Live Reporting

By Sophie Gidley, Nicola Bryan and Ben Frampton

All times stated are UK

It's goodbye from us

Well, what a night that was! From that shock exit poll to Theresa May and the Conservatives joining forces with the DUP in order to form a government.

We hope you've enjoyed our live coverage and you can keep up to date with the latest political fallout in Wales here.

Theresa May and her husband Philip May walk into 10 Downing Street
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Anti-abortion criticism

Plaid Cymru's Arfon AM, Sian Gwenllian, has strongly criticised the DUP, the party from Northern Ireland which will support Theresa May's Conservatives and allow her to form a government.

Ms Gwenllian described the DUP as "anti-abortion, anti-LGBT rights and climate change deniers".

Sian Gwenllian
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Labour manifesto 'a turning point'

Re-elected Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock said Jeremy Corbyn had shown leadership and judgement in the manifesto he put forward.

Surge in support?

Jonathan Edwards, who has been re-elected as MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, tweets:

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Boost in female MPs

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant tweets:

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What to expect next?

Prof Roger Scully tweets:

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'Certainty for Britain'

Strong and stable Corbyn?

Prof Roger Scully, director of the Wales Governance Centre, tweets:

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'Extraordinary arrogance'

Re-elected Cardiff South and Penarth MP tweets:

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Fairness and opportunity?

BBC Wales' Westminster correspondent tweets:

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Theresa May to form government

After her visit to the Queen, Theresa May says she will form a government to guide Britain through Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May
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Aston Martin wants a speedy resolution

Car manufacturer Aston Martin, which is due to open a plant in Vale of Glamorgan, wants a "rapid and decisive policy direction".

Chief executive Andy Palmer said it was needed to "ensure that business can continue to invest for the long-term growth and ensure the global competitiveness of the British economy".

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Aston Martin plans to build its DBX model in St Athan

Thumping good win

Economy Secretary Ken Skates celebrates Labour's result with man's best friend.

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Lib Dem leader's tribute to Mark Williams

Tim Farron
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A powerful voice for Wales, Ceredigion and rural communities everywhere

Tim FarronLeader of the Liberal Democrats

Deep roots torn out

Ouch, it was a tough night for the Liberal Democrats - the party has no MP in Wales for the first time since it formed in 1859.

The only Lib Dem MP, Mark Williams, was defeated in Ceredigion.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have previously boasted on their website: "The Welsh Liberal Democrats have the deepest roots of any Welsh political party."

Mark Williams, holding a stamp featuring former prime minister Lloyd George, has lost his seat
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Mark Williams, holding a stamp featuring former prime minister Lloyd George, lost his seat

No silver lining on second place cloud

Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies reflects on a disappointing night for his party.

"No prizes for coming second" - Andrew RT Davies

Warning over business uncertainty

Welsh businesses call for political stability in light of the results

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Liz Maher, president of the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce, said: "The electorate's split decision yesterday adds further uncertainty for the business community already grappling with currency fluctuations, rising costs and an unknown future trading relationship with Europe and the wider world."

Liz Maher
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Liz Maher said businesses face uncertainty over Brexit "on a daily basis"

Janet Jones, chairwoman of the Federation of Small Businesses policy unit, added: "We would urge our new MPs from across the parties to prioritise an early dialogue with smaller businesses throughout their constituencies to help mitigate the impacts of any short-term uncertainty."

Enjoying the sea breeze

The first minister has visited Gower, where Labour won the seat back from the Tories after losing it in 2015.

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'People voted tactically'

[The] fact we did badly doesn’t mean people changed their minds about what UKIP stands for; people voted tactically

Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton
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Left hanging around

Right, so the votes have been cast and most of the results are in - the Tories have the most seats but not an outright majority.

Confused? Here's what happens in the event of a hung parliament.

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Ex-Commons leader gives his party a kicking

"Dull tactics" and a targeting policy which was "all-wrong".

Plaid's former leader in the Commons, Elfyn Llwyd, hasn't minced his words in his assessment of their performance.

He did reserve words of praise for the newly-elected Ceredigion MP Ben Lake, who he called "a guy with a great future".

Elfyn Llwyd
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'Welcome to the team'

The re-elected MP for Cardiff South and Penarth tweets:

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The night in numbers

A graphic showing the turnout in Wales
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'Conservative coalition of chaos'

This Plaid AM fears a coalition between the Conservatives and DUP.

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Winner takes all?

BBC Wales reporter contemplates the results.

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May's bid to form government

Theresa May will visit Buckingham Palace at 12:30 to seek permission to form a UK government, despite losing her Commons majority.

She is trying to stay in office on the understanding the Democratic Unionist Party will support her minority administration.

Theresa May
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New faces for Wales

A look at Wales' new four MPS (l-r): Anna McMorrin (Labour), Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru), Tonia Antoniazzi (Labour), Chris Ruane (Labour)

Anna McMorrin (Labour), Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru), Tonia Antoniazzi (Labour), Chris Ruane (Labour)
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The kids are alright

Experts say young voters were key to Labour's success in Wales.

Albert Owen, who retained the marginal Ynys Mon seat for Labour, attributed his victory to a young vote.

And Ben Lake, the country's youngest MP at 24, who took Ceredigion for Plaid Cymru, said young people "created excitement" in his local campaign.

May must 'face the consequences'

Carwyn Jones on the prime minister's future

Wales' first minister says the election spells the end of a hard Brexit.

It will also be difficult for Theresa May to stay on as prime minister, he said.

Carwyn Jones said: "If you build a campaign around you to that extent and the voters reject you to that extent - I know they're the biggest party, but given where they were - then there are consequences."

Asked if that meant she should quit, he added: "It's difficult to see how she can continue but ultimately that's a matter for the Conservative Party."

Theresa May
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Congratulations from former rival

Labour MP Owen Smith has congratulated his former leadership opponent Jeremy Corbyn on an "excellent performance".

Mr Smith lost his bid to lead the party to Mr Corbyn in September.

He held onto his seat in Pontypridd with 55% of the votes.

Smith congratulates former leadership rival Corbyn

New leader for Lib Dems?

The Welsh Liberal Democrats says it will be reviewing its constitution in light of the election result.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats

[We] will hold a leadership contest in the coming months once the appropriate arrangements have been put in place."

Election oddity

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says she is celebrating with her party's youngest-ever MP, after 23-year-old Ben Lake took Ceredigion from the Lib Dems, which she called a "stunning result".

She adds: "It was a strange night and on a night when politics was polarised between the two main parties, we're very pleased to see a Plaid Cymru gain, taking us up to the largest number of MPs - the same number we have had as our highest number of MPs."

Leanne Wood at a polling station
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'Pulled out all the stops'

Labour has hailed its "fantastic" results after winning three seats from the Welsh Conservatives.

They also fought off fierce Tory battles for Bridgend and Wrexham, winning 28 seats, three more than 2015.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said Labour "pulled out all the stops".

First Minister Carwyn Jones
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On the day many politicians are wishing they had nine lives...

BBC Wales' Westminster correspondent bumped into Palmerston who seems to be finding this whole election business rather exhausting.

The moggy was adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by the Foreign Office.

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'A sad day'

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are without an MP in Wales for the first time in more than 150 years.

The party says Mark Williams, who had served as the MP for Ceredigion since 2005, "worked tirelessly" for the community.

Chairwoman of the National Executive Committee, Carole O'Toole, said: "This is a sad day for liberalism in Wales.

"Wales has lost a true liberal voice in Westminster, a voice fighting for a more open, tolerant country."

Mark Williams
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Ex-minister takes swipe at May

Former Education Minister Leighton Andrews has a laugh at Theresa May's expense.

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Plaid Cymru 'spread too thinly'

Plaid Cymru may have spread itself "too thinly" by targeting too many seats, one of its AMs says.

Bethan Jenkins says her party needs to "look at the intelligence" that leads them to pick target seats.