How did UK politicians react to Donald Trump's victory?

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Most of them aren't sure what to think. (Source: Getty)

Donald Trump has won the US Presidential Election, and no one is sure how to react.

The markets are down, the currency is all over the place and people have woken up in Britain confused and worried about what the future might hold for international relations.

And what does this mean for the special relationship? Don't forget, it was just a few months ago that British politicians debated whether they should ban Trump from visiting Britain after a petition gathered over half a million signatures.

David Cameron famously described Trump as "divisive, stupid and wrong". Boris Johnson declared: "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump."

And Theresa May has said he is "plain wrong". This morning she congratulated him on his win and said that the US would continue to be a strong partner of the UK.

"I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead," she said.

Politicians have been sharing their reactions this morning as the news came in.

Many are sad.

But some are jubilant.

Some are concerned with trying to analyse the results.

Some, including the former shadow leader of the House, Chris Bryant, and former Ukip donor Arron Banks, are getting into spats...

Many are worried, including Labour leadership candidate, Owen Smith.

Some are plain confused.

Lots are shocked.

Others are fed up.

But lots are gearing up for a fight.

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