With the election on a knife’s edge, here are 8 major politicians (even party leaders) that today’s results could affect greatly as no one’s seat seems safe.
Nick Clegg – Liberal Democrat Leader – Former Deputy Prime Minister
The Liberal Democrat leader could lose his seat in Sheffield Hallam constituency when results come in early tomorrow morning to Labour candidate Oliver Coppard who has mobilised students to campaign against Clegg.
After the coalition, Clegg faced anger from students in particular, after the increase in tuition fees which he had promised to abolish in his 2010 campaign.
Danny Alexander – Liberal Democrat – Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury
According to polls in the constituencies of Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, the SNP will win by a landslide.
Alexander was one of the four Lib Dems to negotiate the coalition documents, as he previously held the prominent position in the Treasury alongside George Osborne as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Jim Murphy – Scottish Labour Leader Party
Another in danger of losing his seat thanks to the success of SNP, according to recent polls, is Jim Murphy. His seat is on a knife’s edge.
Recently clashing with Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish leaders debate, Murphy currently has the backing of 34% of his constituency, East Renfrewshire.
Douglas Alexander – Former Shadow Foreign Secretary – Labour
Polls also show that Labour’s Douglas Alexander is also at risk from the SNP in the Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency, after the nationalist party extended their lead from eight to eleven points in the polls.
Ester McVey – Former Minister of State for Employment – Conservative
McVey is at risk of losing her seat to Labour in Wirral West.
She was previously known for roles in television and as a businesswomen, but joined the party in 2010.
She took up the role of Minister for Employment in 2013.
Charles Kennedy – Former Liberal Democrat Leader
Again, the SNP could snatch another seat from under a major party.
Kennedy has been an MP for his constituency, Ross, Skye & Lochaber, since 1983 and was the Liberal Democrat leader between 1999 and 2006.
Simon Hughes – Former Deputy Liberal Democrat leader
Hughes is another candidate that could struggle to keep his seat after the decline in popularity for the Lib Dems.
In recent polls, he is said to be only one point ahead of his Labour opponent in Bermondsey & Old Southwark.
He has been Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice since 2013, and with this he stood down as deputy leader of the Party in 2014.
Nicky Morgan – Former Education Secretary – Conservative
Campaigning in Loughborough, Morgan has spent most of the campaign attempting to raise votes but a Labour win here would give Ed Miliband a major coup.