Party leaders have taken to Twitter to voice their initial reactions to the results of the General Election exit poll.
Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon has posted advice for people to treat the exit poll with “huge caution”, as it predicts a win of 58 seats for the SNP.
I’d treat the exit poll with HUGE caution. I’m hoping for a good night but I think 58 seats is unlikely! #GE15
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 7, 2015
Whilst Sturgeon feels the exit poll’s figures are too optimistic for her party, the Liberal Democrats have posted their frustration about its prediction of just 10 Lib Dem seats.
The Guardian’s political correspondent has tweeted from a Lib Dem source, advising people not to trust the exit poll.
Senior Lib Dem source: just don’t believe exit poll, doesn’t match any of their internal intelligence -10 seats at v bottom of expectations.
— Rowena Mason (@rowenamason) May 7, 2015
With the exit poll revealing a high 316 seats for Conservative, and Labour trailing with 239, the Conservative Campaign Headquarters were quick to remind the public that the poll is not the official result.
It looks like a good result, but it’s only a poll and votes still need to be counted. #GE2015
— CCHQ Press Office (@CCHQPress) May 7, 2015
Leader of the Scottish Conservative party, Ruth Davidson used the time to thank both the candidates and activists who have helped GotV today.
The first official result will be released at 11pm, from Houghton and Sunderland South.