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UK Election: Liberal Democrats question exit poll predictions of poor result

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UK Election: Liberal Democrats question exit poll predictions of poor result

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Leading Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes has questioned the accuracy of opinion polls which suggest that his party will win just 59 seats in the UK parliamentary election.

Nick Clegg’s Lib Dem’s had been predicted to win as many as 80 seats.

Hughes said that he’d sensed widespread support for his party when out campaigning.

“I’m going to wait to see what the figures are. I saw very high turnouts,” he said. “There’ve been many many postal votes have not been taken into account by the exit polls.

“All the feedback we have had is that the Liberal Democrats made great progress, and 59 is not great progress.

“I got no sense that we are going back to two party politics. I honestly believe when all the votes are counted, we will see the Liberal Democrat advance that the voters want.”