General election 2019: The night and morning after in pictures


The Conservatives have won the general election with a Commons majority of 80, the party's largest since 1987.

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image captionThe morning after the vote Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds arrive at 10 Downing Street.

Speaking after he was re-elected in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, west London, with a slightly increased majority, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "It does look as though this one nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done."

Later Mr Johnson said he would work "night and day" to repay the trust of voters after he led the Conservatives to an "historic" election victory.

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Labour has lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in 2016.

Here are pictures from a night of election results.

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image captionThe night began with an exit poll that suggested the Conservative party was heading for a large majority, news that was greeted with glee by its supporters.
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image captionCounting then got under way across the UK, including in Glasgow.
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image captionStudents sprinted with ballot boxes in Sunderland, which has traditionally been the first constituency to declare its result.
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image captionResults started to come in, including for Labour's Bridget Phillipson, who held the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.
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image captionLabour's Chi Onwurah gave a speech after holding the Newcastle Upon Tyne Central seat.
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image captionPolice took away ballot papers from the Glasgow count at the SEC centre. The move came after allegations of personation - where one person votes by impersonating another - in the area.
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image captionCandidate Count Binface waits for the result at Boris Johnson's Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
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image captionFormer Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith held on to his seat in Chingford and Woodford Green. It was thought his seat was at risk, but he won by just over 1,200 votes.
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image captionSharon Hodgson reacted after holding her Labour seat in Washington and Sunderland West.
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image captionThe SNP won 48 seats after securing 45% of the vote - 8.1% more than in the last general election in 2017, when it won 35 seats.
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image captionJeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, arrived at the count in his Islington North constituency, which he held with a 26,000 majority.
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image captionMr Corbyn gave a speech in which he said the pressure "on those surrounding politicians is often very, very high indeed and the media intrusion in people's lives is very high indeed". He thanked his family and close friends, and his wife "for all she puts up with because of the way the media behaves".
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image captionConservative Theresa Villiers was re-elected as MP for Chipping Barnet.
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image captionStella Creasy celebrated being re-elected as MP for Walthamstow, while holding her baby daughter. The Labour candidate held her seat with a majority of 30,862.
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image captionJo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats and candidate for Dunbartonshire East, arrived at the counting centre in Bishopbriggs.
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image captionMs Swinson lost her Dunbartonshire East seat to the SNP by 149 votes. She said for millions of people around the country the election results would bring "dread and dismay".
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image captionLabour's John McDonnell retained his seat at Hayes and Harlington.
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image captionSNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was the centre of press attention at a counting centre in Glasgow. She said: "I think the results we are seeing somewhat exceed the expectations I had. Scotland has sent a very clear message, 'We don't want a Boris Johnson government. We don't want to leave the EU'."
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image captionIn Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) suffered a bruising night, losing two MPs including its Westminster leader Nigel Dodds who lost his North Belfast seat to Sinn Féin's John Finucane.
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image captionConservative Party candidate Dominic Raab shook hands with Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate Baron Badger during the announcement of voting results. Despite doubts that Mr Raab would keep his seat for Esher and Walton constituency, he was re-elected with 31,132 votes.
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image captionMr Johnson held on to his seat with 25,351 votes. Mr Johnson said the Tory majority gave his party "a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done", calling the election "historic".
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image captionThe Green Party's Caroline Lucas held on to her Brighton Pavilion seat. She said her "pride" at winning the seat was "tinged with huge sadness and, frankly, deep anger - sadness that so many people who desperately need a progressive government on their side won't get the social justice they need".
image captionReeta Chakrabarti co-presented the BBC's Election 2019 results programme. By around 05:00 GMT, the Conservative party had won enough seats for the BBC to declare it had secured an overall majority.
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image captionMr Johnson left Conservative Party headquarters with girlfriend Carrie Symonds and their dog on their way to 10 Downing Street.
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image captionA few hours later, Mr Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen following his decisive election victory.
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image captionAfter his visit to the Queen, Mr Johnson returned to Downing Street with a Commons majority the Conservatives haven't seen in over three decades.
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image captionInside No 10, Mr Johnson was welcomed back by staff.
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image captionSpeaking in Edinburgh after her party gained 13 seats, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the PM had "no right" to block another Scottish independence referendum.
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image captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was "very sad at the result we have achieved and very sad for those colleagues who have lost their seat at this election". He added that he would not walk away from his role until the party elected a new leader in the early part of next year.
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image captionJo Swinson is standing down as Liberal Democrat leader and, speaking in London, said she was "proud to be the first woman to lead the Liberal Democrats and I'm even more proud that I will not be the last".
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image captionSpeaking in Downing Street, Mr Johnson said: "This country deserves a break from wrangling... and a permanent break from talking about Brexit." He said he wanted people to go about their Christmas preparations knowing the government was planning to make 2020 a prosperous year.


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