The Prime Minister has taken to Twitter to thank Conservative candidates for their work in the run-up to the local and European elections.
David Cameron also thanked those who voted for his party at the ballot box today.
To all the Conservatives who campaigned these past few weeks: thank you. Whatever the results, I'm proud of the campaign we fought together.
And, with the polls now closed, I’d also like to say thank you to everyone who voted Conservative today. Your support is hugely appreciated.
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