In Pictures: Out for the count as voters make their decision

Counting was under way in after the General Election, with exit polls predicting a sweeping victory for the Conservatives and a dismal night for Labour.

It was also expected to be a big night for the SNP in Scotland.

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Counters wait for the ballot boxes during the count at Keele University, Staffordshire (Peter Byrne/PA)
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A Labour supporter reacts during the count at Silksworth Community Centre for the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency (Nigel Roddis/PA)
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Ballot papers are verified during the count at Islington Town Hall for the Islington North and South constituencies (Joe Giddens/PA)
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A ballot box arrives for the count for the Prime Minister’s Uxbridge & Ruislip South constituency (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Rival candidates Stephen Farry (left) of the Alliance Party and Alex Easton (right) of the DUP watch the count in the North Down constituency in the UK General Election (Michael Cooper/PA)
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Boxes containing postal votes are emptied at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh (Lesley Martin/PA)
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Counters wait for the ballot boxes during the count at the Meadowbank leisure centre, Magherafelt (Niall Carson/PA)
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Ballot boxes arrive at the Guildhall in Hull (Danny Lawson/PA)
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High-visibility counters wait for the ballot boxes during the count at Keele University (Peter Byrne/PA)
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A ballot box is emptied during the count at the Titanic exhibition centre, Belfast (Liam McBurney/PA)
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