UK elections: Amber Rudd retains seat after recount

Britain went to polls on Thursday, in an election in which turnout, particularly among the young, could play an important role in shaping the outcome. While polls still suggest a Conservative victory, their lead has narrowed sharply in recent weeks, putting at stake the validation of the government’s Brexit strategy that Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped to secure at the ballot box by further increasing her government’s majority.

Our correspondent Vidya Ram is giving updates from London

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