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Election
Saturday 8th May 2010 2:37 pm

Despite having twelve hours sleep last night I'm still tired. It's really hard to type when you're tired, but if I do need to do some things today.

Thursday night I was so tired I went to bed at 9pm and got up at 12.30am. It is a lot harder to get up when it's dark than go to bed when it's light. By the time I went to sleep at 8am the result was still uncertain, which was really exciting because the first election I stayed up for was 1997, so until now Labour's been a pretty foregone conclusion.

I'm amazed that all those BBC people stayed up until 3.45pm! I don't know how they did it. But I did like Jeremy Paxman trying to get straight answers out of politicians at 4am on the basis that it was 4am - it didn't work. And when interviewing them at the count he had to tell them what was going on! In the morning when he spoke to Boris Johnson he basically told him to shut up and go back to running the city. Jeremy Vine's virtual things got sillier and sillier and no more useful. Except I missed Peter Snow, not that his virtual House of Commons told us anything either. Chris Addisons twitters were funny as well.

So, despite only getting five hours of sleep Thursday night - more of which were Thursday night than Friday morning - I enjoyed it. It was exciting. My MP is sadly still Conservative and with 52% of the vote not even PR would have helped me there. But I'm hoping that now interesting things will happen with parties working together. You never know. But since hung parliaments tend to bring another election - my birthday's on a Thursday next year.


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