"The initial reaction was that it was a joke" says Carol Lisk.
"I checked the numbers and told [Tommy] to phone our son"
"It's unreal... I just can't take it in. It doesn't happen to people like us!"
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Crowds came to hear him speak this afternoon in Bangor - a seat where fewer than 100 votes could make the difference at the next election.
Scattered showers with the odd heavy burst possible but there will be plenty of sunny spells too.
A rather wet and windy evening, with rain in the north and showers elsewhere.