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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2005, 00:21 GMT 01:21 UK
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By Mark Simpson
BBC News

POSTED: Friday 5 May, 0120BST

There's no chance of Tony Blair nodding off to sleep as he watches his fate unfold on early morning television.

Unlike some other candidates, he didn't have a sleepless night on Wednesday worrying about the result. In fact, he slept like a log. How do we know? Well, he told us at a Polling Day breakfast in Sedgefield.

After following his every move up and down the UK for the past four weeks, the foot-sore travelling Press shared sausage sandwiches and cups of tea with the wide-awake PM. His prediction of the election result? He simply shook his head, shrugged his shoulders and said "you never know".

Looking even more energetic on Polling Day was Alastair Campbell who was spotted out for a 8am run round the streets of Sedgefield, in a sweat-soaked Burnley football shirt.

The previous night he was seen wearing a shiny British Lions rugby tracksuit top. The message is clear - we're still 'fit' for Government. As for the media, pass me the coffee...

The next parliament could get quite interesting. Labour rebels, reliance on Paisley's dupes. You could see Gerry and the bhouys taking their seats. Fun and games for all
C Baker, Bangor Northern Ireland

Sleepless night? I hope so; it is far too interesting to sleep through. This isn't football, rugby or even the Olympics. This is real competition that really counts. Wouldn't miss it for the world. Pass me the coffee . . .
Henri, UK

It's not coffee you want, it's rum & coke... caffeine in the coke to keep you awake, rum to dull the tedious moments!
Emma, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

He told you/us he slept like a log? That says it all.
R Davies, Cardiff, UK

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