Plenty of frustration is being expressed by the Liberal Democrats following exit polls and early results.
Their intitially strong support seems to have wilted in the final stretch, and they have again been muscled out by the big two parties.
Leader Nick Clegg appeared for a while to incarnate a British desire for change. But the big forecast turnout, while it may eventually boost the total numbers voting LibDem, has once again failed to translate into seats in the House of Commons.
The results are likely to revive complaints about the UK’s first past the post electoral system, and increase calls for some sort of proportional representation to better express the British voter’s range of opinion.
Voters burst Lib Dem bubble