IN PICTURES: Lib Dems and Loonies dominate dramatic by-election count
See all the photos from the crucial count for the North Shropshire by-election.
Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan claimed victory thanks to a 37.2 % swing which saw them win nearly 6,000 more votes than the Conservatives.
She replaces Tory Owen Paterson, who resigned last month days after being found to have broken paid lobbying rules.
Scroll down to see the best photos from the election count.