An image capturing the uncertainty in British politics has helped clinch Matt Cardy the 2011 Press Awards Photographer of the Year title.

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Winning image

Picture credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

An image capturing the uncertainty in British politics has helped clinch Matt Cardy the 2011 Press Awards Photographer of the Year title.

Cardy, who works for picture agency Getty Images, submitted a portfolio that included a photo of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown.

The image ?perfectly captured the uncertainty in British politics as the three parties struggled to form a coalition after the election’, said Getty Images senior vice-president for editorial, Adrian Murrell.

Reacting to the win, which was announced last night in central London, Cardy said: ?It is a real honour to win this prestigious award, given the incredibly tough competition in this category.

?I am thrilled to have been part of the Getty Images news team and their support has made this winning work possible.?

The Mail on Sunday?s Mark Pain was crowned Sports Photographer of the Year at last night?s ceremony, held at the Savoy hotel.

Page Two: MORE WINNING IMAGES

Winning imageStourhead, Wiltshire

Picture credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Page Three: MORE WINNING IMAGES

Winning imageRepatriations at Wootton Basset

Picture credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images