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In pictures: The highs and lows of election night

There were big-name losses and gains across the political spectrum.

With Theresa May appearing to indicate that she is preparing for the possibility of a hung parliament, it seems her massive gamble on a snap election has backfired sensationally.

After going into the June 8 poll on the back of opinion polls suggesting she was heading for a substantially increased majority, Mrs May has lost two ministers, including the author of her manifesto, among a string of Conservative casualties.

The news was just as bad for the SNP and their plans for a second independence referendum have suffered a major setback as the party saw dramatic losses in the General Election, with former first minister Alex Salmond and depute leader Angus Robertson amongst those ousted.

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Labour's Bridget Phillipson (centre) won the first seat that was declared (Nigel Roddis/PA)
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Exit poll result beamed onto BBC Broadcasting House (Jeff Overs/BBC/PA)
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Election staff count ballot papers at Omagh Leisure Complex in Omagh (Liam McBurney//PA)
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Election staff count ballot papers in Islington, north London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Police on duty at the count at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Counting staff verify voting papers at Birmingham's International Convention Centre (Matthew Cooper/PA)

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