Watch: Slideshow of pictures from Sunderland's election counts

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Labour enjoyed a hat-trick of victories in Sunderland on General Election night.

Bridget Phillipson, Julie Elliott and Sharon Hodgson all retained their seats as the party's fortunes unexpectedly rose nationwide.

Armed police at Thursday night's counts.

Armed police at Thursday night's counts.

The results for the constituencies were held at Sunderland Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre, in Silksworth, with armed police on patrol following the recent terror attacks in

Manchester and London.

Here now is our slideshow of pictures from the night.

Full Sunderland General Election report