16 June 2017 - 6:00 a.m.
Etchingham: Two more results from the election that we didn't get to cover last night. We've got the final totals coming in, soon to be ratified by the Electoral Commission. The DUP were right on target with 271 seats and will form the next government. The SDP managed to lose 15 seats in total, gaining some in Scotland to mitigate the crushing they had in England. They sit at 182. The Liberal Progressives sit at 16, the SNP at 27, down from the 40 from last time, Plaid on 3, and the Greens hold their 1. UKIP get wiped out of the Parliament altogether, though not Euroscepticism as the SDP make a pivot to court their core vote in the North by showing sceptical opinions towards the European Union. Let's take a look at the UK map.
Look at that sea of blue across the United Kingdom. Theresa May will be expected to go to Buckingham Palace this morning to ask His Majesty the King to form the next government, of which she will have a majority of 40. Representing a vast majority of territory in England and Ireland, and clubbing the SDP in rural Wales and Scotland, she will have the freedom to shuffle and form her Cabinet in the way that she sees fit. This ends our election coverage, next will be Good Morning Britain, continuing the discussion about the election. Thank you to Kristina, Peta, George, and Ed for being here all night with me. Fancy a coffee now?
Credlin: Yeah, a nice black coffee and a good breakfast. Kristina and I have to get home to Australia tomorrow, but we want to see more of the UK. It's been a fabulous time here.
Keneally: Absolutely, and even though we're on opposite sides of the spectrum and get into some heated arguments on the screen, we're good friends.
Osborne: If ITV is buying, I'll gladly take up the offer, Julie.
Etchingham: Well, it looks like....oh, they've brought it in for us during Good Morning Britain! Because we aren't done yet guys. We have to talk on Good Morning Britain with the presenters there as their election panel.
Balls: Yvette is gonna hate me. That breakfast looks really good.
Etchingham: This has been your ITV election news team, good morning everyone.