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General Election 2015: how many seats will the Lib Dems lose?

The party probably faces less of a wipeout than anticipated, but one plausible scenario could see them bumped straight out of coalition

By Peter Kellner  

Ed Davey is one Lib Dem who could be saved by a local campaigning masterplan. © Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Whither the Liberal Democrats? Since 2010 they have lost two-thirds of their support. They are bound to lose a fair number of seats in May. But how many? And, will they still be in a position to affect who governs Britain afterwards?

They currently enjoy 7 per cent support in Britain…

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