At last... off air
I can't give a final verdict as the result in Scotland and Wales is still unclear and the local elections are only half counted.
So far, though, my view is:
• A bad night for Labour but they'll be relieved it's not been worse UNLESS they go on and lose in Scotland later.
• A good night for the Tories but they'll be disappointed they didn't do better in key northern targets such as Bury and Crewe, and didn't come second in Wales.
• A disappointing night for the Lib Dems, but some council gains in key battlegrounds will lessen their gloom.
The worst night was for democracy. Different voting systems and confusing ballot papers robbed tens of thousands of people of their chance to vote.