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Student fee rebellion fails to hold seat for Willott

Jenny Willott has lost Cardiff Central to Labour ten years after she won it from them. In a seat with a high student population she resigned as parliamentary private secretary to Chris Huhne in order to rebel against increasing student tuition fees. She later benefited from Huhne's downfall, becoming a government whip in the subsequent reshuffle. She also became the only Lib Dem woman to attend cabinet. But none of that saved her from tonight's anti-Lib Dem tide.



Lib Dems concede likely Brecon & Radnorshire defeat

By Nick Hartley, Brecon & Radnorshire

Welsh Liberal Democrat sources have conceded they are set to lose their hold on Brecon & Radnorshire to the Conservative party in one of Wales' most closely contest seats.

The mid-Wales constituency has been under the leadership of Roger Williams since 2001 and a party seat since 1997, but it is on course to see a 3,747 majority overturned in favour of Welsh Conservative candidate Chris Davies.

A loss would heap further angst on what exit polls have suggested will be painful night for the Liberal Democrats right across Britain.

The result is expected around 0300 BST.

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Lib Dem vote drops in Ceredigion but Plaid make no advance

Although Mark Williams saw his support drop to just over a third of the vote in Ceredigion, after getting half in 2010. But his main opponent -Plaid's Mike Parker- failed to improve on his party's performance last time. On a dreadful night for the Liberal Democrats, Mark Williams' achievement is all the greater in a seat that Plaid Cymru lost to him ten years ago. It's also worth noting that Labour Conservatives and UKIP all got around 10% in a seat where the Greens also saved their deposit.

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