The London constituency of Chingford has seen the highest ever voter turnout as results continue to flood in for one of the most historic elections of recent history.
Almost three quarters (74.4 per cent) of constituents cast ballots in the north east London battleground seat, where Labour attempted to unseat former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith.
After 10 constituency results out of 650, the turnout across the country is 62.43 per cent, down 2.71 per cent.
But several constituencies have bucked the trend, with East Dunbartonshire - where Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is fighting the Scottish National Party - seeing a turnout of 80.38 per cent.
The seat, near Glasgow, is said to be “on a knife-edge”, amid Lib Dem fears that Ms Swinson could lose the seat which she won in 2017.
Turnout at the ultra-marginal seat of Canterbury in Kent, which Labour's Rosie Duffield won in 2017 by 187 votes, has also risen to 76.19 per cent, up from 72.77 per cent in 2017.
The turnout for a Chingford and Woodford Green is in. It is the highest turnout since the constituency began in 1997 with 48,662 votes, beating the turnout in 2017 of 46,961— Liam Coleman (@LiamColemanES)December 13, 2019
Many key battleground seats in London are also registering large engagement after several polling stations experienced queues around the block on polling day.
In the capital, where overall turnout was 70.2 per cent in 2017 - third highest in Britain - the latest turnouts show:
Cities of London and Westminster, being fought by Labour defector Chuka Umunna for the Lib Dems, saw a 67 per cent showing, at 42,855 votes
Richmond Park, where Tory Zac Goldsmith sits on a 40 vote majority, saw a turnout of 79 per cent on 65,292 votes
Battersea has recorded a 77.83 per cent; Putney’s turnout is registered at 77.4
Islington South and Finsbury seat, home to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, at 68.1 per cent, based on 48,010 votes.
In Ilford South, the turnout was 63.1 per cent — lower than the 68 per cent seen in 2017.
Counts are underway across the country as volunteers scramble to build up a national picture of results before dawn.
A bombshell exit poll published at 10pm forecasts a crushing defeat for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, tipping the Tories for an 83 seat majority.