Blair Locks Up a Third Term

Britain's Labour Party has won enough seats to declare victory in today's general election, according to the latest news from the BBC, enabling Tony Blair to count on a third term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Tony Blair has won an historic third term in government for Labour but with a drastically reduced majority.
Mr Blair pledged to respond "sensibly and wisely" to the result, which the BBC predicts will see his majority cut from 167 in 2001 to 66.

The Conservatives have mounted a strong challenge but their overall share of the vote will be similar to 2001.

The Lib Dems have made big inroads on Labour majorities and look set to end up with an estimated 60 seats.