The 2019 General Election results are on their way with a big Conservative majority looking likely. So will the UK be getting Brexit done, changing politics for good or building for a brighter future? To see the outcome of today's historic vote, we'll explain quickly how to watch the General Election results online for free – even if you're outside the UK.
It's the Boris Johnson vs Jeremy Corbyn show, with the likes of Jo Swinson, Nicola Sturgeon and Nigel Farage as co-stars. You probably don't need us to tell you just how bitter and divisive the 2019 UK General Election campaign has been. Prominent politicians on all sides have been attacked for their views, records and words.
The incumbent Conservatives are desperate to get the seats they need to earn a majority, which will potentially give them the numbers they need to pass a Brexit deal on their terms. Corbyn's Labour are the ones most likely to stop them but, with the possibility of a hung Parliament looming, any extra seats won by the Liberal Democrats and Brexit Party could be more important than ever.
The feedback from the exit polls and results will commence from 10pm GMT today and if you've landed on this page then we're guessing you want to make sure you don't miss it as it happens. If you're away from the TV – and even if you're out of the country – we can tell you how to easy it is to stream General Election coverage, and all absolutely free. Keep reading to see how to watch the General Election online.
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Watch 2019 UK General Election online for free in the UK
Unsurprisingly, the 2019 General Election results are being broadcast by a whole range of channels in the UK with official coverage generally commencing immediately before the all-important 10pm crunch time.
For starters, all three of the traditional 'terrestrial' broadcasters will have their own dedicated programmes that you can view via your TV, laptop, streaming device, games console or mobile apps.
BBC One (and iPlayer (opens in new tab) service) has Huw Edwards at the helm from 9.55pm, while Tom Bradby gets things rolling on ITV (and ITV Hub (opens in new tab)) at the same time. Channel 4 (and All4 (opens in new tab)) takes a more light-hearted approach with its 'Alternative Election Night' jam-packed with comedians and commentators.
Elsewhere, Sky News (opens in new tab) (and the Sky Go app) will pretty much have rolling news all day of what its calling the 'Brexit Election' with Dermot Murnaghan and Beth Rigby anchoring the results show from 10pm. And other channels on Sky TV such as Bloomberg, BBC Scotland also RTÉ.
How to watch the General Election online from outside the UK
This vote is being touted as the most important General Election of a generation and it's not hard to see why when you consider the main issues on the manifestos. So if you happen to be out of the country today (we hope you got your postal votes in!) we imagine you'll still want to see what happens in real time.
But try to tune in on your chosen app or website to see the results come in and you'll find that the stream is blocked due to geo-restrictions.
To get around this, there's a really simple bit of software you can install on your phone or laptop (or even a TV streaming device like Chromecast or Roku) called a VPN - short for Virtual Private Network. It lets you virtually change your IP address back to the UK. It's encrypted too, making it a safer way to navigate the web anyway.
We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend T3 Award winning ExpressVPN as the best option currently available to help you watch the Election coverage.
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Once it's been downloaded and installed, open the app and select a UK server location (it's super easy) and then head over to your favourite stream from just before 10pm GMT (11pm mainland Europe, 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 9am AEST Friday morning). Alternatively, the handy TVPlayer.com (opens in new tab) streaming service has all of those Freeview channels in one handy, free, robust place.
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