UK's Miliband says Labour suffered very disappointing election

2015-05-08 07:58
Leader of the opposition Labour Party Ed Miliband, arrives to hear that he has retained his seat of Doncaster North at the counting centre at Doncaster Racecourse, northern England. (Oli Scarff, AFP)

Leader of the opposition Labour Party Ed Miliband, arrives to hear that he has retained his seat of Doncaster North at the counting centre at Doncaster Racecourse, northern England. (Oli Scarff, AFP)

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Doncaster - Labour leader Ed Miliband said on Friday that his party had suffered a "very disappointing" night after election results showed it was on track to lose seats and lag far behind Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives.

"This has clearly been a very disappointing and difficult night for the Labour Party," he told supporters after retaining his own parliamentary seat in Doncaster, northern England.

Effectively conceding defeat, Miliband added that he was "deeply sorry" for what had happened elsewhere in Britain, especially in Scotland where he said a surge of nationalism had overwhelmed the Labour party.
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