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Tips for Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on life after leadership

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imageTough time. Will Oliver

The hours after the British election saw three party leaders fall in quick succession. Within minutes of each other, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage and Ed Miliband all announced that they would be stepping down. What happens next for those leaders and MPs who are cast out of their high status, identity-affirming leadership roles?

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Why the polls got it so wrong in the British election

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imageAnyone see it coming?Rick Findler/PA

If the opinion polls had proved accurate, we would have been woken up on the morning of May 8 to a House of Commons in which the Labour Party had a chance to form government. By the end of the day, the country would have had a new prime minister called Ed Miliband.

This didn’t happen. Instead the...

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