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The result of the Copeland by-election is expected to be declared at around 2:30am this morning, officials have told ITV Border.
It's anticipated to be a close contest between Labour - who have held the seat for more than 80 years - and the Conservatives, who are the bookies favourites to take it.
Vote counting is now underway in the Copeland by-election.
Turnout at the by-election was unexpectedly high, at 51.35 percent.
Voter turnout for the Copeland by-election has been confirmed as 51.35 percent.
The figure has exceeded expectations, with many suggesting Storm Doris would put people off heading to the polling stations.
Two lanes remain closed, following an accident on the M6 southbound in Cumbria.
It happened between Junction 35 and Junction 36, and was reported to police at around 8:30pm.
The votes have now been verified at the Copeland by-election, meaning counting is due to begin at 12:15am.
Libs Dems say their numbers suggest a Tory win here in Copeland. Even on the night, but Tories beating Labour on postal votes to snatch it.
The Liberal Democrats are anticipating a Conservative victory in Copeland, with the party beating Labour on postal votes.
With voting over, the candidates in the Copeland by-election face a nervous wait to find out how they have done.
Labour have held the seat for decades, but when former MP Jamie Reed resigned last month, the bookies made the Conservatives narrow favourites to take the constituency.
All of the candidates have spoken to ITV Border about what they would bring to Copeland. You can watch those interviews here.
Officials at the Copeland by-election count have told ITV Border that voter turnout is likely to be low.
Before voting closed there had been suggestions Storm Doris, which has caused transport problems throughout the region, could have put voters off going to the polls.
In the majority of by-elections since 2010, turnout has been lower than 50 percent, and sources at the count in Whitehaven have suggested it's highly likely to be a similar story here.