CNN International will kick off rolling coverage of the UK election with special programming, beginning at 10pm BST on Thursday 8 June, tracking all the latest news, polls, results and reactions as the UK heads to the polls.
Hala Gorani and Richard Quest will anchor coverage from the CNN London bureau, with correspondents stationed at key locations for the big vote. Christiane Amanpour will be outside the Houses of Parliament, where Robin Oakley will join her to interview key guests during the evening.
At Theresa May’s campaign headquarters, Nic Robertson will be on hand to gauge reaction, while Fred Pleitgen will be at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign HQ. Nina dos Santos will be stationed at a key polling station, as voters cast their ballots, and Erin McLaughlin will be in Brussels, to look at how the vote might impact on Brexit negotiations.
On digital, full coverage of the political and business angles will be on CNN.com, which will also be running a live stream of CNN International TV on the evening of 8 June, from 9pm BST to around 2am the following morning. Digital contributors will include former political editor at The Independent, Jane Merrick and former BBC political correspondent, Carole Walker.
The live stream will run on the international edition of CNN.com, excluding Africa, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
The following day on CNN International television, as the result becomes clear, Becky Anderson, Max Foster, and Hannah Vaughan Jones will join coverage, getting the latest comments, interviews and reactions from Westminster.
Mike McCarthy, SVP of Programming and General Manager at CNN International, said, “This election has evolved into an extraordinary story, with an unexpected revival of the opposition Labour Party in the polls, and mixed reactions to the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May. The result is now far more difficult to call than most people expected, and will have fascinating implications for the UK, the EU and beyond.”