Five big stories from the night (so far)

Here’s what you may have missed.

If you're just waking up, or simply need a recap, here are the biggest stories of Thursday night/Friday morning, so far:


1. What's gone wrong for the Lib Dems?

This might not be such a game-changer for the third party.


2. Peter Robinson out: a sensational result

First Minister of Northern Ireland loses his seat.


3. Britain's first-ever Green MP elected

Historic win for Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion.


4. BNP fails to secure seats in Barking and Stoke Central

Nick Griffin is not elected to government, as Labour vote in Barking goes up.

And, of course . . .


5. Lembit's out!

Party star ousted by the Tories.

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The NS Podcast #169: Traingate, gaffes and Ghostbusters

The New Statesman podcast.

This week, Helen and Stephen tackle Traingate and Lunaticgate. George Eaton comes down-the-line from the valleys with the latest on the Owen Smith campaign. Anna Leszkiewicz joins to discuss feminism in the new Ghostbusters film. And you-ask-us: what is the role of the John McDonell in the Corbyn ménage? (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Anna Leszkiewicz) 


Traingate (01.24)
Stephen on Jennifer's Ear

Lunaticgate (05.20)
David Wearing on Smith's slurs and empty promises.

Owen Smith (11.36)
George's interview for this week's magazine

Ghosbusters (18.44)
Ryan Gilbey reviews the film
Listen to the SRSLY take 
Anna on the dark side of the Romcom

John McDonnell (31.17)
Read him in his own words
And watch him in action

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