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7 May 2010updated 12 Oct 2023 10:13am

The Times plays catch-up

Electoral uncertainty creates mayhem on the paper’s front page.

By Ian K Smith

Spare a thought for the Times, a newspaper with form for pro-Tory shifts, as it tried to keep up with the overnight electoral uncertainty.

Election chaos

The paper starts with the story of voters turned away from polling stations.

The Times 07May 

The X factor

As exit polls show the Conservatives outstripping Labour, it gets a little more ambitious.

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Times 07 May 

The cliffhanger

But as the results come in, the newspaper hedges its bets and runs on Cameron’s claim to a mandate, made in his acceptance speech early in the night.

Times 07 May 2 

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