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  • The All Night Election Results Thread
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    Maggie

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    My gut feel is the Labour party will go for Harman with Cooper and Umana in senior positions. It could be temporary with a change of leader before the 2020 election

    The problem Labour has is that it is game on in the Commons almost straight away with such a small majority for the Tories, so the time for reflection before selection just isn’t there.

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    An EU referendum is what we need, I expect the vote to be “stay in” and that will put the issue to bed

    Absolutely, worked in Scotland

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    Save our NHS, Save our NHS – what do you mean you want policies, we need to Save our NHS from the evil Tories.

    @mefty indeed. The Tories commit to spend an extra £8bn, Labour an extra £2.5bn. Labour where sunk there and then on the NHS.

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    An EU referendum is one hell of a risk for Cameron, given that the electorate may consider it to be a protest vote against the govt by then.

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    wow – the lib dems have lost their deposit in over 300 of the constituencies – less than 5% of the vote.

    I know!!! They’ve become one of those loony party also-rans!!!

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    The bookies runners and riders.

    Andy Burnham is the favourite to take over, on odds of 7/4, with Ms Cooper at 9/4 and Mr Umunna at 3/1. Dan Jarvis and Tristram Hunt are also thought to be in the running, at odds of 6/1 and 11/1 respectively

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    Cleggy’s going to make a speech at 11.30….wonder what he’s going to say?

    He can’t possibly resign as there aren’t any other LD MP’s to take over.

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    How tempting would it be if you were in the Tories to chuck in an early bill in that the SNP couldn’t vote against, just to see what they actually do?

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    I remember ’83 and ’87, but this feels worse.

    I was a kid then, but I do remember lots of people being very miserable and poor..

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    martinhutch – Member

    The problem Labour has is that it is game on in the Commons almost straight away with such a small majority for the Tories, so the time for reflection before selection just isn’t there.

    The internal party politics are more concerning. The unions will look at the SNP’s success on an anti-austerity manifesto and could reject any New Labour candidate who doesn’t want to move the party to the left. That could lead to massive in-fighting which the Tories will capitalise on – not least as they have the votes to pass union ‘reforms’ to restrict strike action – or worse, split the party in two.

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    Talking to some Labour activists at the weekend they were firmly behind Umunna if this happened.

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    Ed Milliband is making an announcement at noon. No surprises what he’s going to say! 😀

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    Looks like I’ll have to find another £100k on top of already-silly prices before I can buy a small flat in SE London with barely any space to store my bikes 🙁

    I suspect the driver here hasn’t been ‘for’ the Tories but actually ‘I daren’t risk any change – I can’t afford it’

    The ‘recovery’ has been so non-existent for most people day-to-day, that they simply didn’t feel they could risk a government who may do less well than the Tories have and see either their incomes drop or their debt increase – and Labour don’t have a very good track record on the economy

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    Brandmania ultimately spoke to the gaping, chasm-like disconnection of the Labour movement, the liberal elite and the Twitterati from ordinary people. Incapable of speaking directly to the masses, they had to employ a sleb to try to do it on their behalf. Their reliance on Rusty revealed their own lack of any serious message, or any means of communicating it to the people. And now they are dumbfounded by the election results, utterly unable to comprehend why their favoured party did so badly. ‘But we had RUSSELL BRAND on our side!’ It’s amazing – they’re like medieval kings, staring in bemusement at the throng, wondering why it refuses to heed the messages of their long-haired missionary.

    Ouch

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    given the ‘Labour’ leadership election will drag on until the party conference you can expect Cameron to make hay in the next few months.

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    I remember ’83 and ’87, but this feels worse.
    I was a kid then, but I do remember lots of people being very miserable and poor..

    Yeah…also remember the strikes, the rubbish piled high in the streets during the preceeding Labour run years…

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    Cleggy’s going to make a speech at 11.30
    Ed Milliband is making an announcement at noon

    Well I have to say I was skeptical about the tories but that’s two jobs they’ve created and they’re not even in government yet.

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    I remember ’83 and ’87, but this feels worse.
    I was a kid then, but I do remember lots of people being very miserable and poor..

    I remember the constant power cuts, etc etc and that was under Labour. I was VERY young yet I remember my parents- the stress, the constant buying of candles (for just incase) etc. This lasted into the 80’s. Even today when I look at candles I shudder.

    Lets not forget Labour **** up in the 70s and yet again in the 00s.

    Or are we forgetting the recession that Bliar and Brown caused?

    Trust me- I didn’t vote for the Tories last night. I spoilt my paper and voted green on the local elections as someone sacked all the lollipop ladies around 4 schools in my area ‘to save money’ (but is: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/trafford-council-approves-4m-loan-8921422 )

    So I voted green to ‘spoil’ my local vote.

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    Cleggy’s going to make a speech at 11.30….wonder what he’s going to say?

    He can’t possibly resign as there aren’t any other LD MP’s to take over.

    Don’t really see how he can stay as leader with results like that though. They’ve been decimated

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    Cameron on Sky News…’This is the sweetest victory of all’

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    Even today when I look at candles I shudder.

    Fill yer boots.

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    This just couldn’t be worse. What a thing to wake up to. I don’t want to sound melodramatic, but this is the end of the UK and the destruction of all we know under what will be a vicious and vindictive far right government who will lead what’s left of the UK into bankrupt isolation. Seriously thinking about moving to somewhere stable and affluent like Greece this morning, somewhere where we might find work. I truly despair of my fellow voters – turkeys and Christmas.

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    as someone sacked all the lollipop ladies around 4 schools in my area ‘to save money’

    Are lollipop ladies still needed? In the 70’s and 80’s when primary school kids walked to school on their own, then yes they were important. But most kids of that age get dropped-off at the school gates now.

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    The internal party politics are more concerning. The unions will look at the SNP’s success on an anti-austerity manifesto and could reject any New Labour candidate who doesn’t want to move the party to the left. That could lead to massive in-fighting which the Tories will capitalise on

    It’s all academic. The unions and the right of the labour party can fight all they like, once the tories redraw the boundaries and reduce the number of MPs they are f***** forever. This is where perpetual tory govt starts, they’re not going to pass up this opportunity. Things are about to get a whole lot worse before they get better.

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    They’ve been decimated

    Not quite, beat decimation by 2 seats.

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    Thanet South……

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    ‘This is the sweetest victory of all’

    Spoken like a true statesman. 🙄

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    heres the Nige result….

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    He got 126 votes!

    Sorry wrong Nigel

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    Oh yes, things can get worse…

    https://app.box.com/s/wqd96xz908l3hjl5m0sksfcw19jrr9yc

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    Farage lost!

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    The only bit of good news.

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    Farage 16,026

    greens 1076

    Tory 18838

    Al Murray 318

    Bye Nige 😯

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    ononeorange – Member
    This just couldn’t be worse. What a thing to wake up to. I don’t want to sound melodramatic, but this is the end of the UK and the destruction of all we know under what will be a vicious and vindictive far right government who will lead what’s left of the UK into bankrupt isolation. Seriously thinking about moving to somewhere stable and affluent like Greece this morning, somewhere where we might find work.

    So, it’s stopping at 2 million, then?

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    Nation of OOO didn’t fare too well either.

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    Farage makes 2nd easily

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    2 million???

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    sooo…three party leaders to resign eh? You’d have got good odds on that.

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    Wonder if the Tories will offer Scottish Secretary post to the SNP?

    Poisoned bloody chalice.

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