Polls now closed. In some places, ballot boxes will already be sealed and being rushed to the count. Unless the mod has other ideas, this might be a useful place for 'as it happens' news and comment. Exit poll predictions should be coming out about now. yes... BBC prediction Labour majority 66 seats. If this translates into fact, a comfortable majority in normal circumstances, but... As Malcolm Rifkind has just said, "The only poll which counts is the one announced by the Returning Officer."