Friday, 8 May 2015

UK General Election 2015: Live Blog 0400

A great win, as Energy Secretary Ed Davey of the Lib Dems, loses his seat.  Davey was an acolyte of the renewable energy/climate change fetishism.

Labour's Caroline Flint trying to spin this result as a loss for the government.

Labour's Chukka Umunna increases his majority, a possible candidate for the leadership, he is to the right of Ed, much closer to the Blairite tradition.  Said during campaign he didn't get into politics to increase taxes.

Liberal Democrats retaining 1 seat in Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, which thoroughly rejected independence.  Hard working, independently minded folk who have little time for the mainland nationalist socialism.

Glasgow North East, Labour's safest seat in Scotland, goes SNP.   Labour wiped out in Scotland unless some outlier emerges.

George Galloway looks out in Bradford East - excellent news

Conservatives gain two seats from Lib Dems in Wales.  Plaid Cymru fourth in vote share in Wales behind Labour, Conservatives and UKIP.  Welsh nationalism is very much a minority sport, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood's TV appearances on national debates hasn't worked.

Result at 0400

Labour 94
Conservative 54
SNP 39
Liberal Democrats 3
Others 16

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