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The Mumsnet election night planner

Staying up for the election results tonight? Here's what to watch out for - courtesy of MNer RedToothBrush. Woman up; you've got the next five years to sleep.

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Best on the box

Woman falling asleep with popcorn watching TV

Election 2015, BBC One, 9.55pm - if you want to go traditional, David Dimbleby's your man

Decision Time, Sky News, 9pm - a sterling team of reporters across the country, anchored by Adam Boulton

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, Channel 4, 9pm - if you're looking for satirical lolz, Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell will be co-anchoring C4's offering, which will include a Gogglebox special

Dave's Election Night Special, 9.55pm - documentary following Pub Landlord Al Murray's 'Common Sense Revolution' as he stands for election in South Thanet against Nigel Farage


Seats to wake up for

Alarm clock 

1am: Nuneaton (first Tory marginal to declare)

2am: Two important indicators of the SNP vote - Rutherglen & Hamilton West and Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath - to declare

2.30am: First Lib Dem seats (Eastleigh; Yeovil; Bermondsay & Old Southwark) to declare

3am: Six Tory marginals under Labour threat to declare (Lincoln; Bedford; Erewash; Hampstead & Kilburn; Weaver Vale; Enfield North; Bury North; Hastings & Rye)

Thurrock - three-way battle between UKIP, Tories and Labour

Renfrewshire East (seat of Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy)

4.30am: Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam constituency declares

Colne Valley; Norwich North; Pudsey; Stevenage; Brighton Kemptown: polls predict close results in all - and the party who wins most may well emerge as the largest party

5am: Lib Dem and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander's seat to declare (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey)

5am: Five Tory marginals under threat from Labour to declare (Warrington South; Harrow East; Ealing Central and Acton, Halesowen & Rowley Regis, Finchley & Golders Green)

6am: South Thanet - where UKIP leader Nigel Farage is standing - to declare. He's said he'll resign as leader if he doesn't win

7am: Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy's Ross, Skye & Lochaber constituency declares


Desired digits

Man with abacus

Conservatives - anything over 281 seats. Could be sticky between 281 and 290 though
Labour - anything over 270 seats
Lib Dems - anything over 26 seats would be a good night
SNP - over 46 and they have got the prediction. Over 50 and they own Scotland
UKIP - aiming for four but two would be a success for them
DUP - expecting eight
Plaid Cymru - expecting four


What are the odds?

 Dice being rolled

Until last night, Miliband was favourite to be the next prime minister - but as of 9am this morning, this has changed to Cameron. The odds of a Labour minority government have shortened overnight. Check out the latest odds here.


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