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#GE2015: London has mixed reactions to exit poll predictions

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By Sarah Taylor  with SARAH CHAPPELL, JAMES FRANEY
#GE2015: London has mixed reactions to exit poll predictions

<p>Historically, Labour has held several of the seats surrounding central London’s Blue Boar pub, but local Conservative voters are celebrating nonetheless.</p> <p>One claims <span class="caps">UKIP</span> leader Nigel Farage has cause for concern in the Kent constituency where he campaigned.</p> <p>“The exit polls are looking really good for us. I was actually out campaigning in South Thanet today. From people I spoke to there when I was canvassing, it looks like we may very well have prevented Nigel Farage from gaining that seat,” he told euronews’ James Franey.</p> <p>“I am very glad for David Cameron. He stuck to his course like George Osborne and all of his hard work and effort, I believe, has paid off,” another added. “I never had any doubt that he was the leader we needed.”</p> <p>Also in central London, the Vauxhall constituency has been a Labour stronghold for 26 years. Here, there was less enthusiasm about the exit poll predictions. Euronews’ Sarah Chappell spoke to passersby, some of whom were stunned, others disheartened with politics.</p> <p>“I am shocked, disgusted, surprised and generally gob-smacked,” said one man. “But it seems to suggest that lying works. I don’t feel that the coalition was honest with the British people for the last five years, and especially not in the last four weeks.”</p> <p>“I am very surprised about Labour, I will be honest with you. I thought Labour would get more seats, rather than less,” one woman added. “But other than that, I know it is very bad, but I almost feel that they are all very corrupt and I think they will be out to get what they want and we’ll still be in the same situation years and years on.”</p>