Election results 2017: Pictures of the election counts

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party HQ in central London, on June 9, 2017, hours after the polls closed in the British general election Image copyright BEN STANSALL/AFP
Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has backfired as the Conservative Party fails to win a majority. The Tories are projected to get 318 seats, Labour 261 and the SNP 35.
abour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington, north London Image copyright Dominic Lipinski/PA
Image caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Mrs May to resign. Labour looks set to make 29 gains with the Tories losing 13 seats.
First Minister and SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon arrives at the counting hall during the UK Parliamentary Elections at the Emirates Arena on 9 June 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. Image copyright Mark Runnacles
Image caption The SNP were down by 22 seats in a bad night for Nicola Sturgeon, with her party losing seats to the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems.
Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party, speaks after retaining her seat in the general election, in Brighton, June 9, 2017. Image copyright Adam Holt/REUTERS/
Image caption Green co-leader Caroline Lucas retained her Brighton Pavilion seat comfortably, with more than 30,000 votes.
Leader of the Liberal democrats Tim Farron celebrates beating Conservative party candidate James Airey (L) Independent candidate Mr Fishfinger and Labour candidate Eli Aldridge (R) following the announcement of the results at the Westmoorland and Lonsdale constituency count at Kendal Leisure Centre on June 9, 2017 in Kendal, Image copyright Dave Thompson/Getty images
Image caption Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron celebrated beating Conservative party candidate James Airey, Independent candidate Mr Fishfinger and Labour candidate Eli Aldridge at the Westmoorland and Lonsdale constituency count in Kendal.
Paul Nuttall, leader of the UKIP reacts after failing to win the seat of Boston and Skegness. Image copyright Paul Childs/REUTERS
Image caption UKIP leader Paul Nuttall's campaign focused on fighting for what he called "real Brexit" but he failed to win the seat of Boston and Skegness.
A ballot box is rushed into the counting centre for Britain's general election in Sunderland, 8 June 2017. Image copyright Ed Sykes/REUTERS
Image caption Across the UK, ballot boxes began to arrive at the counting centres soon after polls closed at 22:00 BST. Newcastle managed to declare its result at 23:00 to beat Sunderland - the usual winners as first declarers.
Election staff count ballot papers for the General Election, at Kendal Leisure Centre in Kendal. Image copyright Danny Lawson/PA
Image caption The counting of votes has taken place throughout the night.
Ballot papers are checked ahead of the count at the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency count at Kendal Leisure Centre on 8 June 2017 in Kendal Image copyright Dave Thompson/Getty Images
Image caption More than 2,700 candidates fought for 533 parliamentary seats in England, out of the UK's total of 650.
Exit poll projected onto the front of BBC Broadcasting House Image copyright JEFF OVERS/BBC
Image caption Earlier, as the polling stations closed, an exit poll suggested the Conservative Party would get 314 MPs to Labour's 266 when all the results were counted.
Ballot papers are counted at the Sobell Leisure Centre during the Islington North and the Islington South and Finsbury counts on 8 June 2017. Image copyright Jack Taylor/Getty images
Image caption The BBC's Andrew Marr says no-one expected the Tory campaign to be "so faltering, so many missed steps" and for Theresa May to look so "unhappy".
Ballots are counted at a counting centre in London, 9 June 2017. Image copyright DARREN STAPLES/Reuters
Image caption By contrast, he said Jeremy Corbyn appeared to have had "a cracking campaign".
Election staff count ballot papers for the General Election, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Image copyright Andrew Milligan/PA
Image caption Election staff counted ballot papers at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, as the exit poll suggested the SNP could be in for a disappointing night.
Party activists observe ballots being tallied at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Hastings, 8 June 2017. Image copyright Kevin Coombs/REUTERS
Image caption Party activists observed ballots being tallied at a counting centre in Hastings.
A picture shows a general view as counting staff sort through ballots at a counting centre in Titanic Exhibition in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 8 June 2017 Image copyright PAUL FAITH/AFP
Image caption A total of 109 candidates stood across Northern Ireland and 1.2 million people were eligible to vote. Here, counting staff sort through ballots at the counting centre at the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast.
DUP party supporters at the count centre as counting for the General Election gets under way at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn. Image copyright Brian Lawless/PA
Image caption DUP supporters waited as counting got under way at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn. Jim Shannon and Jeffrey Donaldson, both DUP candidates, won majorities in Strangford and Lagan Valley.
An official reacts as vote counters wait for ballot boxes to arrive at the Peter Paine Performance Centre for the constituency of Boston and Skegness Image copyright Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
Image caption An official reacts as vote counters wait for ballot boxes to arrive at the Peter Paine Performance Centre for the constituency of Boston and Skegness.
A Labour party representative takes notes of the counting of the ballots UK General Election, polling day, results, Swansea, Wales Image copyright Legakis/REX/Shutterstock
Image caption A Labour Party representative takes notes of the counting of the ballots in Swansea.

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