Ballot boxes at the Pavilion Gardens during Friday's count.

High Peak local election count in pictures

There was drama, joy, relief and shock as the results of this year's High Peak Borough Council elections were revealed on Friday.

And it was Labour candidates who were wearing some of the biggest smiles at the end of the day, as the party gained the 22 seats required to take overall control of the borough council from the Conservatives. See Election 2019: Labour seize control of High Peak Borough Council from the Conservatives for full story.

The wait for the results to come through at the Pavilion Gardens.
The wait for the results to come through at the Pavilion Gardens.
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Ruth George MP with the two councillor Thomsons whose double win in Whaley Bridge gave Labour its majority.
Ruth George MP with the two councillor Thomsons whose double win in Whaley Bridge gave Labour its majority.
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Labour Party workers watching the count for Chapel West.
Labour Party workers watching the count for Chapel West.
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Candidates and their agents get a first look at the results.
Candidates and their agents get a first look at the results.
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