Theresa May’s failed election “gamble” dominated regional press front pages following the shock result of the General Election.
Britain woke up to a hung parliament after the Prime Minister tossed away the Tories’ parliamentary majority in search of her own personal mandate.
The first clue that Mrs May’s gamble had gone spectacularly awry came with the publication of the BBC/ITV exit poll at 10pm, showing the Tories would fall short of the 326 seats needed for a majority.
As usual regional journalists worked through election night providing up-to-the-minute online coverage of the results announcements as well as putting together this morning’s print editions.
The Yorkshire Post were first out of the blocks in the early hours of this morning, with its front page confidently predicting a hung Parliament.
Minutes later sister title The Scotsman openly questioned the Prime Minister’s survival prospects in its front page headline “May’s future on line as election gamble backfires.”
Here is a selection of today’s front pages from across the regional press: