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- Liberal Democrats won seats from Conservatives to hold majority
- Liberal Democrats have 45 seats and the Conservatives have nine
- 42 per cent turnout
- Lembit Opik at the count and threatened to have Nick Clegg removed as leader of the Lib Dems
- Vote verification took longer than expected and first counts started at around 2am.
- 'Mislaid' European election ballot box contributed to two hour delays
- Results arrived thick and fast from 6.15am