By Mark Duell for MailOnline
Published: 09:00 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:00 BST, 3 May 2019
Election results were delayed in parts of England overnight after so many people had deliberately spoilt their ballot papers.
Some voters scribbled 'Brexit means Brexit', 'Get May out and us out of the EU' or 'traitors' on their forms and refused to mark crosses against any candidates' names.
Each of the spoilt papers had to be individually adjudicated and the number to be examined was higher than normal in Ipswich, Suffolk - delaying the result.
A voter in the South Somerset District Council area spoilt their local election ballot paper
Some people scribbled 'Brexit' and refused to mark crosses against any candidates' names
Spoiling a ballot paper is not illegal, and many people took the chance to do so in the elections
Some ballot papers written on by angry voters said 'none of these' and 'deliver Brexit'
Some voters wrote the words 'Brexit Party' over their papers in support of Nigel Farage's new political group, despite it not fielding candidates in the local elections.
An official in Ipswich's Corn Exchange said: 'We thought there would be quite a few spoilt papers, but nothing on the level we have seen - it took everyone by surprise. There seems to be a lot of anger and frustration out there.'
Spoiling a ballot paper is not illegal, although there are legal