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Friday, 8 June, 2001, 05:25 GMT 06:25 UK
Election night in pictures

The Labour landslide victory is described by Prime Minister Tony Blair as "an historic moment".

The "deeply disappointed" Conservatives have regained a handful of seats from Labour but have lost out to the triumphant Liberal Democrats elsewhere.



Mr Blair arrives at Labour Party HQ in London to greet an excited crowd


Conservative leader William Hague says results across the country were "deeply disappointing for my party"


A good night for the Lib Dems: Leader Charles Kennedy embraces his partner Sarah Gurling


"It has not been a brilliant night for us," say Spectator editor Boris Johnson, holding Henley for the Conservatives


Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott cracks open a bottle with Janet Street-Porter


A delighted Lib Dem supporter celebrates at a London restaurant


Foreign Secretary Robin Cook arrives with wife Gaynor to join in the Labour celebrations


Former Lib Dem leader Sir Paddy Ashdown celebrates "a terrific night" for his party


Conservative former chancellor Kenneth Clarke holds Rushcliffe


Independent Martin Bell fails to be elected in Brentwood and Ongar, which is held by the Tory, Eric Pickles


Independent Richard Taylor - a retired doctor - takes 58% of votes to win Wyre Forest from Labour


Partying at Labour HQ: John Prescott and Gordon Brown with their wives


Flying the flag for Mr Blair: Enthusiastic supporters in London


Back to Downing Street for Tony and Cherie - and the start of a second Labour term
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