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.