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The end

Fri, 06 May 2005 12:36:58 GMT

The Election Monitor is now closed and the Magazine Monitor will return on Monday.



Paxman v Galloway

Fri, 06 May 2005 08:49:30 GMT

For anyone who missed it overnight, the tussle between George Galloway and Jeremy Paxman was one of the highlights, which came shortly after his victory over Labour's Oona King.



Sunny mood

Fri, 06 May 2005 11:51:18 GMT

Charles Kennedy was the only party leader to enjoy a triumphant press conference, says Steve Schifferes.



Comeback kid

Fri, 06 May 2005 05:02:57 GMT

We're used to politicians claiming victory when they have just been given a good kicking, writes Nick Assinder



Mystery party

Fri, 06 May 2005 04:21:42 GMT

I have now moved on from Labour HQ to a place in central London that, rather ridiculously, I have to refer to as 'Location Two' for security reasons, writes Mark Mardell.



Promise kept!

Fri, 06 May 2005 04:03:54 GMT

One campaign promise has already been kept, writes Guto Harri.



Black and white

Fri, 06 May 2005 08:51:42 GMT

Election counts are great places for pictures - all the human drama of victory and defeat.



Vote collapse

Fri, 06 May 2005 02:54:57 GMT

The Labour vote in Dorset West collapsed tonight, writes Jenny Scott.



One person one vote

Fri, 06 May 2005 02:43:20 GMT

Anyone who took part in our Take Ten election game will know that Amos Klein got just 43 votes in 2001. That record has been well and truly shattered this time.



Smile wiped

Fri, 06 May 2005 04:05:50 GMT

It was one of the iconic moments of the 1997 election night - the sight of Steven Twigg's face when he ousted Tory star Michael Portillo, writes Nick Assinder.



All the glamour

Fri, 06 May 2005 02:03:36 GMT

14,000 miles travelled and 39 different constituencies visited - those are the figures the Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has notched up in the last four weeks, writes Reeta Chakrabarti.



PM Paxman

Fri, 06 May 2005 01:49:18 GMT

Jeremy Paxman has been elected prime minister, writes Alan Connor.



Iraq factor

Fri, 06 May 2005 00:31:29 GMT

Labour strategists are bracing themselves for a very bad night in the South East, but say they think things will be brighter for them in the marginals of the Midlands and the North, writes Mark Mardell.



Wideawake club

Fri, 06 May 2005 00:21:17 GMT

There's no chance of Tony Blair nodding off to sleep as he watches his fate unfold on early morning television, writes Mark Simpson.



Remote battle

Thu, 05 May 2005 23:36:52 GMT

A historic struggle is going on between the forces that believe in public services and those committed to market values, writes Mark Mardell



Sofa politics

Fri, 06 May 2005 00:05:36 GMT

Earlier this week we offered you a party pack of goodies to make election night just that bit more special.



Do you think I'm thinking...

Thu, 05 May 2005 23:24:02 GMT

Michael Howard's battlebus - no, not the one that was taken off the road because of an out-of-date tax disc - has a bright future ahead of it.



Sit down protest

Thu, 05 May 2005 23:47:27 GMT

he British are not quite used to the idea of queuing to vote. But there was a whiff of indignation tonight in at least two constituencies.



Error message

Thu, 05 May 2005 23:25:02 GMT

Relieved though they are by the BBC's exit poll, the Tories are not taking it too seriously, writes Guto Harri.



'A drift-off'

Thu, 05 May 2005 22:31:35 GMT

Labour are admitting that there has been a drift-off' of voters, but are claiming that it could prove that their strategy was absolutely correct, writes Mark Mardell.



On the web

Thu, 05 May 2005 22:04:55 GMT

Not Apathetic, where people are giving their reasons for abstaining, is having a busy day of it, and has spawned a twin, writes Alan Connor.



Early days

Thu, 05 May 2005 22:07:15 GMT

Very early days, but I get the feeling that none of the parties really believes the exit poll is right, writes Mark Mardell.



E-mail of the day

Thu, 05 May 2005 21:07:26 GMT

Each day we handpick one of your e-mails.



The big night

Thu, 05 May 2005 21:06:32 GMT

The dignified silence is over - which means the Election Monitor can return to active duty.