Moment exit poll was announced

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party in the Commons but just short of a majority, according to the general election exit poll.

The survey taken at polling stations across the UK suggests the Tories will get 316 MPs to Labour's 239 when all the results have been counted.

It suggests the Lib Dems will get 10 MPs, the SNP 58, Plaid Cymru 4, UKIP 2 and the Greens two.

The exit poll was conducted by NOP/ MORI for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

The BBC's David Dimbleby announced the results of the exit poll at 22:00 BST, once the voting had closed.