We don't normally allow posts that are not about the current Issue, but we have made an exception for the general election as it's such an important news story and they usually happen only one every five years.
UPDATE: THE RESULTS ARE IN
The Conservative government won yesterday's election with 43.6% of the votes. This means that Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, will form the government and they are likely to be in charge for the next five years. This is the Conservatives largest majority in the House of Commons for over 30 years.
How did the other parties do?
Labour: 32.2% of the vote
Scottish National Party: 3.9%
Liberal Democrats: 11.5%
Green party: 2.7%
Brexit party: 2%
How did my area vote?
You can find out how your constituency (voting area) voted, and who your local MP is, by typing in your post code here.
What do you think?
Let us know what you think about this election result by adding a comment below. Watch this space...more political discussion and debate will be happening in your Burnet News Clubs very soon!
When is it?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a general election for 12th December of this year. He doesn't have enough MPs to pass laws easily, so he hopes an election will increase the number of Conservative MPs elected, making his Brexit plans easier to achieve.
Where can I find out more?
There's two terrific guides to the election from the BBC. They're both really simple to follow, so pick the one that suits you best:
Here is Newsround's guide to the general election. This feature a brief introduction video and some straightforward basics about how it all works.
Here's the BBC News "Really Simple Guide" which also covers all the basics, as well as some more facts, figures and statistics to give you a better idea of what's happening in the past and what could happen next.
How do I keep up to date with the latest?
The best place to find what's happening right now is by going on the news yourself - using a trusted source of news such as the BBC. You can find all the election coverage, updated every day - at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election/2019
What can I do now?
Comment! We want to hear your thoughts on what you're learning about the election. Give your views about the election, the parties, the politicians, the promises and the campaigns, and respond to others too.