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Party leaders back on the campaign trail after debate

Most of the main party leaders are back out on the campaign trail today after the ITV leaders' debate. All seven party leaders went head-to-head for the first and only time this general election last night, clashing over issues such as the economy, the NHS and immigration.

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SNP's Nicola Sturgeon debate 'winner' via Twitter

Figures from Twitter saw the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon was being hailed as the winner in the social media battle during the leaders' TV debates tonight.

The Scottish politician trumped both Labour's Ed Miliband and the Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg in terms of total tweets mentioning the leader during the broadcast, despite her party standing for seats in only one country in the Union.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon leaves the ITV Studios at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.

Figures from show she was mentioned more than 113,000 times during the live programme, versus 104,000 for Mr Miliband and 93,000 for Mr Clegg. Prime Minister David Cameron was the second most mentioned leader on the night, in 162,000 tweets, while Ukip leader Nigel Farage was mentioned most - more than 262,000 times on the social media platform.

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