Last modified May 5, 2015 by Kelly McBride

Election Night – follow the action

On the night of 7th May, news and media outlets across the UK will continue running to provide us with election-related coverage, announcements and analysis.

Below we have provided a summary of some places you can follow the election night action.

Not sure you can pull an all-nighter? Here’s a list list of expected result announcement times. If you’re not sure what else is worth missing some precious Zzz’s, take a look at the New Statesman guide to what’s worth staying up for.


Televised coverage has been going in the UK since 1950. There is UK-wide coverage in addition to specific coverage for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

BBC One | 10pm-7am | If you live in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland you can watch this coverage on BBC2 from 10:30pm
Hosted by David Dimbleby (supported by Nick Robinson, Fiona Bruce, Sophie Raworth, Laura Kuenssberg, Jeremy Vine, Emily Maitlis and Andrew Neil). Huw Edwards will then take over, continuing to host coverage until 10pm on 8th May
Comprehensive overnight coverage from around the country as the results of the General Election begin to come in. Analysis of events as they happen; grilling of political heavyweights in the BBC Election Centre; assessment of the impact the result will have in the days, weeks and months ahead; and following the night unfolding on social media.

Channel 4 | 12pm-6am
Hosted by Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell
Channel 4 will be covering events in its own, inimitable style with the Alternative Election Night. There will be various shows from 9pm, including an election special Goggle Box, with the main results show from 12pm.

ITV | 10pm – 6am
Hosted by Tom Bradby (supported by Julie Etchingham, Colin Rallings and Jane Green)
Live through-the-night coverage with a panel including two of the nation’s foremost political analysts. Examination of the key facts in the studio with the latest graphics technology, while commentators share their interpretation of the results as they happen. Social media also plays a part as experts monitor how the General Election is being talked about online, and a team of more than 120 regional correspondents.

Sky News | 9pm onwards
Hosted by Kay Burley, Jeremy Thompson and Anna Botting

BBC Parliament | 10pm-9am
Hosted by Glenn Campbell, supported by Brian Taylor and Jackie Bird
Results and analysis of the General Election, including all the latest declarations, with live reports from every count across Scotland, and summaries of the key moments elsewhere in the UK. In-depth assessments of the night’s developments from BBC Scotland’s election centre in Glasgow.

BBC One (Scotland) | 10pm – 9am
Hosted by Glenn Campbell, supported by Brian Taylor and Jackie Bird

STV (Scotland) | 10pm onwards
Hosted by Bernard Ponsonby

S4C (Wales) | 10pm onwards
Hosted by Dewi Llwyd, Vaughan Roderick and Catrin Haf Jones
The latest results and reaction throughout the night with three experienced reporters.

BBC One (Wales) | 10pm onwards
Hosted by Bethan Rhys Roberts

BBC One (Northern Ireland) | 10pm onwards
Hosted by Mark Carruthers and Tara Mills
All eighteen Northern Ireland declarations plus UK analysis.


BBC Radio 4 (UK-wide) from 10pm

BBC Radio (Scotland) from 10pm

Radio nan Gaidheal (Scotland) from 10pm

BBC Radio (Wales) from 10pm

Radio Cymru (Wales) from 10pm

BBC Radio Ulster (Northern Ireland) from 10pm

BBC Radio 5 Live (UK-wide) from 5am on 8th May


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