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This Is What The Twitter Abuse Of Politicians During The Election Really Looked Like

An analysis by the University of Sheffield and BuzzFeed News of over 800,000 tweets offers a snapshot of the abuse sent to politicians.

OK, We Finally Know What The Turnout For Young Voters Was And It Wasn't 72%

Ipsos released data showing that the turnout figure among young registered voters at the general election was 64%.

These Letters Show How The DUP Tried To Stop Gay Northern Irish Couples Marrying In Scotland

The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, is in talks with Theresa May to allow May to continue as prime minister.

How Newspapers Lost Their Monopoly On Influencing Voters In The 2017 General Election

The Sun and the Daily Mail sell 3 million copies a day between them. But their decades-long claim to dominating public opinion may have finally come to an end.

These Young Tories Are Not Happy About Their Party Dealing With The DUP

BuzzFeed News spoke to young Conservative supporters who were critical of Theresa May's campaign, were worried about a DUP partnership, and said many of them only air their views in private online.

Abortion Rights Must Remain On The Government's Agenda Despite DUP Opposition, Labour MP Says

Diana Johnson, who boosted her majority in Hull North in last week's election, told BuzzFeed News there's an appetite to decriminalise abortion in the UK.

Some Tory MPs Are Reportedly Using WhatsApp To Plan For Boris Johnson To Replace Theresa May

One Tory MP told BuzzFeed News the pro-Brexit MPs are using May "like a glove puppet" until they can replace her with Johnson. A member of the WhatsApp group denied the claims, however.

Labour Just Accused Theresa May Of "Squatting" In Downing Street

"We’re in unchartered territory. Our manifesto is popular, our vision for Britain is right. They have no idea of what they’re doing. We are waiting in the wings," said shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.

Jeremy Corbyn Said He Has Youth On His Side And People Are Loving It

"I am so here for how smug Jeremy looks on Marr."

George Osborne Says Theresa May Is A "Dead Woman Walking"

"It's just how long she's going to remain on death row," the former chancellor told the BBC.

Here's What The DUP Might Demand From The Tories To Keep Them In Power

The DUP and Tories are working towards a "confidence and supply" deal – but what will it cost the latter?

This Guy Said He Would "Eat His Book" If Corbyn Got 38% Of The Vote And The Internet Made Him Do It

"If you want a pictorial representation of the impact of the general election on the UK political world then this is hard to beat."

Tory MPs Are Really Worried About The DUP's Gay Rights Record

"There's a generation who do not understand how toxic it is," one Conservative MP told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not going to go down with this ship."

Theresa May's Powerful Advisers Have Resigned Following Disastrous Election Results For The Tories

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who were known for carefully controlling access to Theresa May and for shaping the prime minister's politics, have quit as joint chiefs of staff after being blamed for the general election result.

Ruth Davidson's Scottish Tory MPs Will Be Prepared To Defy Theresa May

Sources close to the Scottish Conservative leader told BuzzFeed News she now has unprecedented influence over the prime minister.

Northern Ireland Politicians Say Theresa May's Dependence On The DUP Could Damage The Peace Process

Nationalist leaders warned that the British government couldn't be an "honest broker" if the PM was relying on the Democratic Unionists to stay in Downing Street.

Theresa May's Disastrous Election Has Left Her Too Weak To Reshuffle The Top Cabinet Jobs

Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd and David Davis will stay in their posts, after weeks of speculation that the PM was planning big changes after the election.

People Are Reacting With Horror To The Prospect Of A Government Propped Up By The DUP

“They’re a xenophobic, homophobic, sexist party with 1% of the vote.”

Students Might Just Have Clinched It For Labour In The Tories' Top Target Seat

Labour MP Chris Matheson won in Chester against all the odds, with his majority increased almost a hundredfold. And it appears the student vote had plenty to do with it.

Trump Supporters Have Discovered The DUP And It’s Just The Absolute Worst

Theresa May said she plans to work with the anti-gay and anti-abortion DUP, and America's far-right trolls are thrilled.

Theresa May Gambled Her Majority On Getting UKIP Votes. This Is How She Failed.

A BuzzFeed News analysis of 100 seats with a large UKIP vote shows how one of the Conservative party's key election strategies failed miserably.

Any Increase In DUP Influence Is A Setback For Reforming Abortion Rights In Northern Ireland, Campaigners Say

The Democratic Unionist Party, which is in talks with the Tories to form a government after the general election, has consistently opposed the reform of abortion law in Northern Ireland, where the procedure is currently strictly prohibited.

Here's What You Need To Know About The Democratic Unionist Party

Theresa May has said she will govern with help from her party's "friends and allies" in the DUP. But Northern Ireland's largest party has a controversial record on many issues.

Britain Had A Chaotic Election And The World Is Loving It

"The Merkel/Macron/Trudeau group text thread must be pretty great."

The New Parliament Has More Black, Asian, And Women MPs Than Ever Before

The new parliament has more ethnic-minority and women MPs than ever before, the first turbaned Sikh, women from science backgrounds, and two new disabled members.

Theresa May Says She Will Lead A Government With "Friends And Allies" In The DUP

Speaking outside Number 10 after visiting the Queen at Buckingham Palace, the prime minister said she would form a new government but made no mention of last night's general election result.

Both Tory Candidates Linked To "Gay Cure" Organisations Have Failed To Win Their Seats

BuzzFeed News previously revealed that Kristy Adams in Hove and Caroline Ansell in Eastbourne had associations with "pray away the gay" groups.

Here Are The MPs Who Were Elected By Literally Just A Handful Of Votes

Including the MP who won by just *two* votes.

Here's What The UK Election Result Could Mean For Brexit

European Council president Donald Tusk has warned the UK that the pressure's on to strike a deal: "We don't know when Brexit talks start. We know when they must end."

Here Are All The Seats That Have Changed Hands In The Election

Seventy constituencies have been won away from their previous party in the 2017 general election. Here's a comprehensive list.

26 Funny Election Night Tweets Because We Don't Know What's Happening

"Would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those pesky kids..."

We Don't Actually Know How Many Young People Voted In The General Election Yet

There's a figure of 72% being circulated, but no one seems to know where it's from.

The Tories Have Had A Truly Terrible Night In The North Of England

The Conservatives failed to gain any of their top targets, and ended up losing several seats to Labour.

Here's How Newspapers Reacted To The UK's Rollercoaster Of An Election

A lot of people are waking up feeling very surprised.

Here's How The General Election Has Turned Scottish Politics On Its Head

The SNP's dominance of Scottish politics is under threat, another independence referendum is now far from certain, and Scottish Labour came back from the dead.

Stunned Tories Are Already Debating Whether Theresa May Should Step Down

After taking her party from a 17-seat working majority to a hung parliament, May is being urged by some Conservatives to consider her position.

Theresa May Has Made One Of The Worst Mistakes In British Electoral History

The Conservative prime minister confidently called an election she didn't have to call – and has lost seat after seat to Labour, leaving the Tories short of a majority.

It Looks Like No One Has Won The UK General Election. WTF Happens Now?

Theresa May called an election to strengthen her hand. That hasn't happened. So…what will?

Nicola Sturgeon To "Reflect" On IndyRef2 After The SNP Suffers Huge Losses

The SNP leader said she was "disappointed" after losing her deputy leader Angus Robertson and former first minister Alex Salmond.

Women Were Over The Moon When It Seemed That Philip Davies Had Lost His Seat

UPDATE: It was initially believed that Davies, who has repeatedly tried to block a law that would help prevent violence against women, had lost his seat, but in actual fact he held it.

These Are The Big-Name MPs Who Have Lost Their Seats In The General Election

Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Angus Robertson, the SNP's leader in Westminster, are the first major figures to lose their seats – but more are expected to follow.

Here Are Some Hilarious Tweets To Get You Through The Election Night

"You can't leave the EU if you can't form a government."

In Pictures: General Election Day And Results

A day of voting, a night of counting and a morning of results.

Here Are The Newspaper Front Pages The Days Before And After The Shock 2017 Election Exit Poll

An exit poll predicting Conservative losses and Labour gains led many papers to change their tune somewhat.

People On Facebook Didn't Think This Was The "Brexit Election"

The BuzzFeed News Social Barometer shows viral stories included content about Jeremy Corbyn, the NHS, and fox hunting – but almost nothing about how the parties would approach Brexit.

People Are Buying Copies Of The Sun Just So They Can Bin Them

Novelist and screenwriter John Niven told BuzzFeed News that he didn't want the average reader to be subjected to the newspaper's "nonsense", but others say it's akin to censorship.

52 Genuinely Funny Tweets That Made The Election Just About Bearable

Another year, another vote, another chance for Twitter to come into its own.

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