One thing I learnt from the US presidential campaign was that sometimes you have to ignore the numbers and the rational response and just listen to the noise. We saw it all over America - wherever Trump was, there were crowds, there were queues, there was enthusiasm and there was noise. We saw it for Bernie too. But we didn't much see it for the other candidates. This time around I swore I wouldn't miss the noise. And sure enough about three weeks ago, we noticed it everywhere that Corbyn went.
Glancing up at the big screen in studio D at Elstree, I see the rather glum face of Mark Field, MP for Cities of London and Westminster. It reminds me suddenly of a conversation we had a month or so ago. He told me, and my ilk, to "get outside the bubble" and I had laughed because here he was, a Tory MP in a safe seat in central London - a man who literally had a Westminster village that comprised his constituents at his feet.
Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis reveals how to keep up with the action on election night10pm The polls close and David Dimbleby will announce the results of the joint BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll. At that moment we should have a pretty good idea which seats could be changing hands. Two years ago the exit poll predicted a Conservative victory while the opinion polls got it wrong...10.45pm Sophie Raworth is in Sunderland which is usually the first seat to declare.
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