Sunderland Central is more evidence that the exit polls were right as Labour outperforms

Sunderland Central goes to Labour, as expected but the margin was larger than expected
There is a lot of talk that the first results contradict the exit polls but that’s some bad analysis. They’re just comparing it to the last election and seeing the Conservatives pick up seats. That was expected because of the collapse of UKIP. They were expected to pick up votes in the places where UKIP had been strong.