The Liberal Democrat candidate for Penrith and the Border has said Tim Farron's win in the Westmorland and Lonsdale Constituency has given him hope for his party after what he called a 'disappointing' start to the night.
Neil Hughes said Mr Farron would make a good party leader in the future.
The ballot paper you marked your X on goes through 4 stages:
- The boxes arrive from polling stations
- Verification, where ballot papers are checked to make sure there's the same number as recorded as leaving the polling station
- The votes are counted
- The result is declared
At the Penrith and the Border count, Robin Hooper, Chief Executive of Eden District Council has managed elections for almost 30 years.
He says getting his team into a well-oiled machine and competing with other constituencies to return a result fast and accurately is good fun.