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General election 2017: Election night's best tweets

Theresa May might be weak and wobbly after a disastrous night for the Tories, but Twitter was as hard-hitting as ever

No matter who you backed, election night was a rollercoaster. From the astonishing exit poll to former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg losing his seat, the night produced shock after shock as the country struggled to make sense of a baffling election.

But at times like these, one place is always a refuge of both sanity and hilarity in equal measure – Twitter.

Here are some of the funniest Twitter responses to a wild election night:

When Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy summed up the nation's surprise:

When Theresa May was on fire:

When David Dimbleby could not contain his shock:

When Americans got confused by our less conventional candidates:

When Brits jumped to their defence:

When Jeremy Corbyn attempted a new greeting:

When Amber Rudd called for three recounts in her constituency:

When nobody won a majority:

And when youth voters turned out in record numbers:

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