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Election results live blog: how it happened

By Mick Hodgkin

Updated on 07 May 2010

It started 10pm Thursday night, but could you possibly have missed any of the election results and the furore that followed? If so, fear not - the live blog here will take you through it all second by second.

If you've joined in our liveblog for the leaders' debates or at other points during the campaign, you'll know the form - Jon, Krishnan, Cathy, Faisal and the rest tweet the fastest and sharpest news and views, and we pull in the best of your comments and all the pithiest observations from the twittersphere.

Tonight night from 2200 we'll have all that and more, with results as they happen, dispatches from around the country, and instant reactions to the polling data from our resident poll analyst Leighton Vaughan Williams.

We'll also bring you the most compelling stories of the night in words and pictures - and you can add your thoughts throughout the night via Twitter or using the comment box below the live blog.

So whether you're staying up late or getting up early, planning to get by on double espressos or drinking every time you hear the word "swing", come and join the Channel 4 News election night conversation.

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