One of the high profile casualties of the election is Jacqui Smith, the first female home secretary, who loses her seat to the Conservatives.
5 live's completely unofficial exit poll
The result of 5 live's unofficial and unscientific exit poll is:
Lib Dem: 38.59%
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This is not an official exit poll and should not be taken as representing the views of 5 Live, the BBC or the general public.