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  • Welcome to Election 2015

    The BBC has begun its Election Night in style from its new home at Elstree less than an hour ago. Of course, the BBC had another extravagent 5 minute opening in the lead up to the 10pm reveal of the Exit Poll result.

    David Dimbleby is once again stepping into the presenter's chair to lead the proceedings. Joining Dimbleby in the studio is Jeremy Vine on the green screen, Andrew Neil taking over from Jeremy Paxman in the interview balcony, Emily Maitlis returns to her touchscreen - however this time it becomes supersized.

    There's commentary at the main desk with Nick Robinson and Laura Kuenssberg (who has been monitoring social media) and guests have included Michael Gove, Paddy Ashdown and Harriet Harman for the initial reaction to the exit poll. Speaking of the exit poll, the BBC had some innovative graphics featuring the party leaders alongside David Dimbleby (see below).

    Fiona Bruce has been reporting from Sunderland, where they had hoped to beat the record for declaration, however, they missed their target by around 10 minutes.

    The onscreen graphics are fairly consistent with those which have appeared on BBC News over the past few weeks. However, there was the big debut of Sophie Raworth's map at Broadcasting House and also the graphics being projected on to the building.

    We've seen the return of Jon Sopel domestically, he was reporting from outside Ed Miliband's home to bring the initial Labour reaction to the exit poll. Meanwhile, Andrew Marr reported from Witney and David Cameron's home.

    I'll hope to bring you some more summaries over the course of the night. I hope you all enjoy watching the BBC's 2015 coverage of the Election Results.

    April Lacey, Guest Editor


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