Polls close after day of voting in General Election

Polling stations have now closed in the General Election.

After a day of voting, the more than 1,000 stations across Northern Ireland shut their doors at 10pm.

Counting is due to get underway overnight, with the first results expected in the early hours of Friday.

A total of 102 candidates have been in the running to represent Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies at Westminster.

Some 1,293,971 voters were eligible to cast their ballots here.

The election was the third General Election contest to be held in five years, following on from polls in 2015 and 2017.

It was also the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years - the last time that happened was in 1923.