A 30ft inflatable Boris Johnson mysteriously appeared outside the Mill House Leisure Centre, in Hartlepool, while votes were still counted.

13 pictures from Hartlepool polling day as by-election drama continues into Friday morning

The overnight Hartlepool by-election drama has continued into Friday daylight as the 16 candidates wait to learn their fate.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:55 am

Here is a selection of pictures from the count at the town’s Mill House Leisure Centre as well as some of our favourite photos from earlier in the day. Remember you can follow our LIVE by-election blog here.

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