Atmosphere ‘electric’ as Sunderland minutes from declaring

LIVE from the Sunderland count at Silksworth Leisure Centre, our reporter Jake Smith has just sent us this…

 

“The atmosphere here at Silksworth is electric. All 27 counting teams are rattling through the votes.There are hundreds of people on the floor! All the candidates are now gathering close to the stage with their respective party members and supporters.”

 

Here are some of the first images from the count in Silksworth.

Election staff carry ballot boxes as the General Election count gets underway at Silksworth Community Centre in Sunderland. Photo credit: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

 

Election staff count ballot papers for the General Election at Silksworth Community Centre in Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 8, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

 

 

Election staff run with ballot boxes as the General Election count gets underway at Silksworth Community Centre in Sunderland. Photo: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

 

 

Election staff run with ballot boxes as the General Election count gets underway at Silksworth Community Centre in Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 8, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

 

Election staff count ballot papers for the General Election at Silksworth Community Centre in Sunderland. Photo credit : Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

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