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Party positions

Why have the results last week sent some Conservative backbenchers into a tailspin?

With substantial gains for Labour, can Ed Miliband sit back and relax?

And how important might this coming week prove to be in setting out the task ahead for the three main parties?

We brought together Sam Coates, chief political correspondent from the Times and Philip Cowley, professor of Politics at Nottingham University.

First, Professor Cowley outlined what he thought had changed as a result of last week's elections.



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