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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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