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The fastest results, the sharpest analysis and an award-winning line up - as the general election unfolds, Sky News will bring you the full story, first.  

Whether you want to settle down in front of the TV, stay in the know on the move, or keep updated from work, Sky News will have live coverage across our platforms to bring you everything as soon as it happens for free, wherever you get your news. 

We’ll have expert commentary and analysis to help you digest key developments, kicking off with the exit poll and running through the weekend. 

What’s happening - and when? 

Thursday 4th July 

Polls are open from 7am until 10pm on 4 July - and during that time, broadcasters are under strict reporting restrictions meaning there will be little coverage of politics or policy. 

But Sky News will still be bringing you colourful snapshots of polling day, from leaders casting their ballots to the important business of dogs at polling stations

Election Night Live  

Watch for free from 9pm on Sky News - Freeview 233, Sky 501, Virgin 603, BT 313, YouTube and the Sky News website and app. 

Chief presenter Kay Burley will anchor Election Night Live, the overnight results programme, from a 360-degree immersive studio normally used by Sky Sports shows like Monday Night Football. 

Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester and a former Labour MP, will provide guest analysis alongside the former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Baroness Ruth Davidson.

Burley, who will be covering her twelfth UK general election, will also be joined by Sky News’ award-winning political editor Beth Rigby, the presenter of our Sunday politics show Sir Trevor Phillips, and our economics and data editor Ed Conway.

Conway will be examining live election data on the massive canvas of the studio’s LED floor and walls, providing pioneering analysis of the key facts and figures. 

As soon as the polls close at 10pm, Sky News will bring you the exit poll - your first insight into how the general election results could play out. 

While the team will take viewers through the key results on the night, making use of this new technology to explain the polling data from every angle, offering viewers the full story. 

Plus, the exit poll and winner of the race for Number 10 will be revealed with the help of an immersive to-scale augmented reality Downing Street - Larry the cat included - and dynamic 360 figures of the Prime Minister and Sir Keir Starmer. 

Elections analyst Professor Michael Thrasher will also be on hand to offer statistical analysis of the election for Sky News - as he has at every election since 1989. 

Friday 5th July  

From 7am on the morning after the nationwide voting, lead politics presenter Sophy Ridge, host of Sky’s Politics Hub programme, will be live from Westminster bringing viewers every development as the election result is absorbed and plans for the next government are made. 

Ridge will be joined by deputy political editor Sam Coates and Sky News contributor Adam Boulton across what will be a historic day, as the nation awaits the next prime minister. 

Sky News’ audience will be the first to find out what’s really happening - with our reporters and cameras at election counts up and down the UK revealing the dramatic results and hearing from candidates from across the political spectrum. 


There will be special editions of Politics at Jack & Sam’s, Electoral Dysfunction and the Sky News Daily landing on July 5th. 

How do I watch/stream/listen/follow? 

You can do it all. 

If you are a Sky Q or Stream customer, say ‘Election’ into your remote, and if you have Sky Glass say ‘hello Sky, Election’.  

Follow online and on the Sky News app

The Sky News live blog will feature the latest results, swift and in-depth analysis, as well as reactions to the results across the country and much more. 

Follow every moment right here in our Politics Hub.

There will also be a live, interactive results service that will give you the big picture across the country as results come in, plus a tool to see results in your constituency, as well as the exit poll result where you are after polls close at 10pm. 

Watch on TV for FREE: 

Freeview 233, Sky 501, Virgin 603, BT 313, YouTube and the Sky News website and app. 

Also available on Sky Showcase and Peacock. 

International audiences should check with their local provider and can stream Sky News for free on YouTube.  

Streams and social: Watch Sky News live here, and on YouTube. We will also be posting the latest videos and stories on TikTok, X, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.

 About Sky News

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In the UK, Sky News is a compelling alternative to the public service broadcasters and opinion-driven news outlets, reaching one in three people every month. Across the world, we are one of the most-followed English language news brands on social media, bringing award-winning British journalism to a global audience.

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