In Pictures: Results roll in after counting in UK’s local elections

(Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)
(Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)

Ballots are being counted and results announced after voters around the UK went to the polls for local elections.

They were choosing representatives for 200 local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales and there is also an election for the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Party leaders were out in force as they waited for news of their performance at a crucial stage for UK politics.

Sir Keir Starmer speaks to Labour supporters outside StoneX Stadium in Barnet (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Wire)
Sir Keir Starmer speaks to Labour supporters outside StoneX Stadium in Barnet (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Wire)
Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill talks to party colleagues at Meadowbank sports arena (Niall Carson/PA) (PA Wire)
Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill talks to party colleagues at Meadowbank sports arena (Niall Carson/PA) (PA Wire)
DUP candidates Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and Paul Givan at Ulster University’s Jordanstown count centre in Newtownabbey (Brian Lawless/PA) (PA Wire)
DUP candidates Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and Paul Givan at Ulster University’s Jordanstown count centre in Newtownabbey (Brian Lawless/PA) (PA Wire)
Sir Ed Davey visits Wimbledon Common to celebrate Lib Dem gains (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA Wire)
Sir Ed Davey visits Wimbledon Common to celebrate Lib Dem gains (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA Wire)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the morning on a school visit to his constituency (Daniel Leal/PA) (PA Wire)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the morning on a school visit to his constituency (Daniel Leal/PA) (PA Wire)
Sadiq Khan with Adam Hug, the new Labour leader of Westminster Council (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Wire)
Sadiq Khan with Adam Hug, the new Labour leader of Westminster Council (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Wire)

Armies of staff and volunteers were on hand to collate, verify and record the results.

Ballot papers are sorted at Utilita Arena in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
Ballot papers are sorted at Utilita Arena in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
The Northern Ireland Assembly election count centre at Meadowbank Sports arena in Magherafelt (Niall Carson/PA) (PA Wire)
The Northern Ireland Assembly election count centre at Meadowbank Sports arena in Magherafelt (Niall Carson/PA) (PA Wire)
The Glasgow City Council count at the Emirates Arena (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)
The Glasgow City Council count at the Emirates Arena (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)
The results count at Peterborough Arena (Paul Marriott/PA) (PA Wire)
The results count at Peterborough Arena (Paul Marriott/PA) (PA Wire)
The wait goes on in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
The wait goes on in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
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