HUNDREDS of council candidates, police and crime commissioner hopefuls and MPs rallied across Yorkshire to support their respective parties to make gains in the 2016 elections.
From through-the-night counts in Sheffield, Wakefield and Hull to a candidate dressed in a pink Elmo suit - Yorkshire had some fine election moments.
Campaign day started with a delicious looking fry-up for Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke and his team in Garforth, ex-paratrooper Dan Jarvis, Labour MP for Barnsley Central, kindly helped out a chap with his mobility scooter and former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, joined by-election campaigners in Sheffield.
Selfies were a typical choice for Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood, but she got a pal to hold the camera as she posed in the sunshine with Wrenthorpe & Outwood West candidate Sam Wren.
Nick Clegg campaigned with Shaffaq Mohammed who stood in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election for the seat held by the late Labour MP Harry Harpham. Caroline Flint, Labour MP for Don Valley, also spent all day out her constituency helping local councillors knock on doors and posed for team photos with activists in the sunshine.
The Sheffield by-election went to Labour candidate, Gill Furniss, the widow of Harry Harpham, and next to her stood a new father's for justice candidate dressed in a giant pink fluffy Elmo costume.
Defeated Lib Dem Mr Mohammed wrote on Twitter in the early hours of this morning: "Thank you to everyone who helped in the Brightside & Hillsborough campaign, increased vote & beat the Conservative."
A You Gov poll released early on Thursday put Labour London Mayor candidate Sadiq Khan ahead in the race for city hall, however Labour are expected to lose seats English council seats across the country, and potentially in the Welsh Assembly.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the party's "objective" was to narrow the 6.3% lead which Conservatives enjoyed at last year's general election.
But Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle said the party needed to be winning additional seats at this stage if it was to hope to return to power at the 2020 general election.
He blamed the "fixation" of senior figures around Mr Corbyn on "peripheral" issues like unilateral nuclear disarmament for the party's failure to break through.