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In Pictures: General Election Day And Results

A day of voting, a night of counting and a morning of results.

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After weeks of campaigning, voting day for the 2017 UK general election finally arrived on Thursday 8 June. Polling stations were set up early in the morning.

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Sorcha Eastwood, the Alliance candidate for West Belfast, cast her vote with her husband Dale Shirlow in Lisburn while still wearing her wedding dress after they were married earlier in the day.

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Tim Farron celebrated beating Conservative party candidate James Airey (left), independent candidate Mr Fishfinger, and Labour candidate Eli Aldridge (right) at the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency count.

Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, en route to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II, the day after a general election in which the Conservatives lost their majority.


Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Tucker at matthew.tucker@buzzfeed.com.

Laura Gallant is a staff photographer at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Laura Gallant at Laura.Gallant@BuzzFeed.com.

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