1. ITV Report

Pictures: Counting is underway across the Meridian region

Counting is under way after the General Election, with exit polls predicting a sweeping victory for the Conservatives and a dismal night for Labour.

It was also expected to be a big night for the SNP in Scotland.

Votes are counted for Reading East and West at the Rivermead Leisure Centre Credit: ITV Meridian
Counting takes place at Hastings Credit: ITV Meridian
Ballot boxes are emptied in Brighton Credit: ITV Meridian
A busy night in South West Surrey Credit: ITV Meridian
Bournemouth East count Credit: ITV Meridian