Election 2015

Cross-stitching the general election

As the political map of the UK changes colour, one man has made it his mission to cross-stitch the election.

Here's Tom Katsumi's election night (and morning) in tweets.

The team settles in...

Party colours are allocated.

Houghton and Sunderland South becomes the first constituency to declare, announcing at 22:48 BST.

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The evening's stitching starts off at a slow and steady pace...

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But it quickly becomes hard to keep up with the flurry of results...

Labour held many of the first seats, with successes in the north continuing to come in.

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The unprecedented shift to the SNP in Scotland became clear - they ended up with 56 of Scotland's 59 seats.

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Much of London went to Labour.

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A quick nap...

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Catching up on the Conservative south.

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Making more progress.

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Behind the scenes...

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Nearly there...

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Come on St Ives...

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And bed?

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