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Leaders debate 2015: Five things you need to know

The verdict on tonight's seven-way showdown

By Serena Kutchinsky  

Nicola Sturgeon: under-scrutinised? ©Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The winner

There wasn’t one. The confusion over the result reflected the general messiness of this 7-way showdown, which at times resembled a playground slanging match. The first poll coming via YouGov put Nicola Sturgeon in the lead, just ahead of Ukip leader Nigel Farage. But this was quickly challenged by an array of different results with ICM…

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