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UK Election results 2015 – LIVE

The prime minister, deputy prime minister and leader of the opposition - Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Ed Miliband respectively - arm in arm ahead of their election results night battle
Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Ed Miliband won’t all be smiling by the end of results night (Picture by Surian Soosay)

The first exit poll has put the Conservatives surprisingly far ahead on 316 seats, Labour on 239 and a near enough white-wash for the SNP in Scotland on 58. Paddy Ashdown says he’ll eat his hat if this is correct. Alistair Campbell will eat his kilt.

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That’s all from us tonight folks. We’ll be providing updates over the coming days as the results sink in and new coalition’s are created.

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Nuneaton – Conservative hold.

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Alex Salmond has suggested that David Cameron may have no legitimacy in Scotland if these predictions come true.

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BBC Generation 2015 featuring again on BBC. Young UKIP supporter says that the exit polls don’t appear accurate and it’s too close to call. Lib Dem voter ‘can’t quite believe it’ with the polls.

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Alex Salmond arriving at the count in Aberdeen. Meanwhile Labour hold Wrexham.

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Battersea – Conservative hold, with the Tories increasing their share of the vote.

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Tooting next to declare – Labour hold for Sadiq Khan, but only just.

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According to rumours Farage may not have won in South Thanet. According to Dimbleby, Farage had said this would mean he was ‘toast’. Then Dimbles quickly backtracked from such slanderous accusations. Nobody’s toast. Steady on Dimbles.

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Putney – Conservative hold. UKIP the largest surge with Lib Dems dropping down 11 percentage points.

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Alan Johnson on BBC saying its surprising that the exit poll is so different from all the pre-election polls. Watch this space…

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Danish premier Helle Thorning Schmidt is present at the count in Aberavon with her husband Stephen Kinnock. Time for a bit of Borgen?

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Swindon North – Conservative hold.

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Labour candidates have allegedly ‘given up’ in Paisley

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Jeremy Vine currently going through all the various seats Labour needed to win. Interestingly, Greens forecast to gain a seat in Norwich South.

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Another video which might explain the poor predictions for Labour this evening:

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More from our student media comrades:

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BBC analysing the losses for Labour in Scotland. SNP presenting themselves as the socially progressive party north of the border. Read more on this from Pandeia here: http://pandeia.eu/uk-election-2015/how-labour-lost-scotland/

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Ed Balls

Ed Balls saying that despite the exit polls, it would still be difficult for David Cameron to form a majority.

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Sunderland West – Labour hold. UKIP again increasing their share of the vote massively.

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Following the early set of predictions, some are feeling less than chipper about tonight:

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More football references…

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Sunderland Central – Labour hold.

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BBC now speaking to young people from their BBC Generation 2015 campaign.

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SNP are talking down the poll results. Sturgeon and Humza Yousef have questioned whether the SNP can take 58 out of 59 seats north of the border.

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Alistair Campbell

 

Alistair Campbell questioning the accuracy of the polls on BBC. Although he admits the SNP have done very well.

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Sunderland the first to announce – Labour hold. UKIP come in second and Lib Dems last.

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Not for the first time this season, Sunderland have missed the target. Only this time it’s vote counting.

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Small victories for Labour supporters. Worth a tenner?

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Paddy Ashdown has said he’ll eat his hat if the exit poll is correct.

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Four minute warning. Sunderland about to announce the first result of the night. Usually a safe Labour seat. One down…?

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We can only assume this advert explains the predicted drop in Labour support:

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If Google searches decided elections, it would probably look a little bit like this:

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Paxman rides to the rescue and reminds everyone that polls often get it wrong. Usually the bookies get it right. So who’s your money on?

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Hello and welcome to Pandeia’s coverage of the general election 2015!  We’ll be doing our best to make a dreary evening thoroughly interesting and a great deal more fun.  Stay tuned.

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David Mitchell’s beard looking lovely this eve.

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