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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.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds arrive at 10 Downing Street Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The 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.

Boris Johnson Image copyright Getty Images

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.

A Conservative Party supporter reacts Image copyright AFP
Image caption The 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.
Vote counting in Glasgow Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Counting then got under way across the UK, including in Glasgow.
Woman carrying a ballot box Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Students sprinted with ballot boxes in Sunderland, which has traditionally been the first constituency to declare its result.
Labour's Bridget Phillipson gives a victory speech Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Results started to come in, including for Labour's Bridget Phillipson, who held the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.
Labour's Chi Onwurah gives a speech Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Labour's Chi Onwurah gave a speech after holding the Newcastle Upon Tyne Central seat.
Police take away ballot papers Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Police 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.
Candidate Count Binface waits for the result Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Candidate Count Binface waits for the result at Boris Johnson's Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
Ian Duncan Smith Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Former 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.
Sharon Hodgson reacts with joy Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Sharon Hodgson reacted after holding her Labour seat in Washington and Sunderland West.
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (L) takes a selfie photograph with her Glasgow MPs Image copyright ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP
Image caption The 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.
Jeremy Corbyn Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, arrived at the count in his Islington North constituency, which he held with a 26,000 majority.
Jeremy Corbyn giving a speech Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Mr 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".
Conservative Theresa Villiers Image copyright Jacob King / PA
Image caption Conservative Theresa Villiers was re-elected as MP for Chipping Barnet.
Labour's Stella Creasy with her baby daughter Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Stella 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.
Jo Swinson arrives at the counting centre Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats and candidate for Dunbartonshire East, arrived at the counting centre in Bishopbriggs.
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson Image copyright Jane Barlow / PA
Image caption Ms 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".
John McDonnell Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Labour's John McDonnell retained his seat at Hayes and Harlington.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon Image copyright Reuters
Image caption SNP 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'."
DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds reacts after losing his seat as Sinn Fein candidate John Finucane is declared the winner in the Belfast Image copyright Charles McQuillan / Getty Images
Image caption In 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.
Dominic Raab and Baron Badger Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Conservative 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.
Boris Johnson gives a speech Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Mr 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".
Green Party candidate Caroline Lucas Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The 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".
Reeta Chakrabarti
Image caption Reeta 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.
Boris Johnson, Carrie Symonds and their dog Image copyright EPA
Image caption Mr Johnson left Conservative Party headquarters with girlfriend Carrie Symonds and their dog on their way to 10 Downing Street.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at London's Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II Image copyright Victoria Jones / PA
Image caption A few hours later, Mr Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen following his decisive election victory.
Boris Johnson waves as he arrives at Downing Street Image copyright Toby Melville / Reuters
Image caption After his visit to the Queen, Mr Johnson returned to Downing Street with a Commons majority the Conservatives haven't seen in over three decades.
Boris Johnson is greeted by staff Image copyright Stefan Rousseau / PA
Image caption Inside No 10, Mr Johnson was welcomed back by staff.
Nicola Sturgeon speaking to the press in Edinburgh Image copyright Jane Barlow / PA
Image caption Speaking in Edinburgh after her party gained 13 seats, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the PM had "no right" to block another Scottish independence referendum.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home Image copyright Leon Neal / Getty Images
Image caption Labour 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.
Jo Swinson and husband Duncan Hames leave the Southbank centre in London, Image copyright Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA
Image caption Jo 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".
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street i Image copyright Adrian Dennis / AFP
Image caption Speaking 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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