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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2005, 01:49 GMT 02:49 UK
PM Paxman

By Alan Connor
The Daily Politics

POSTED: Friday 6 May, 0210BST

Jeremy Paxman has been elected prime minister.

Or rather, while the real Jeremy Paxman is still busy on BBC One, the fantasy candidate has been chosen by users of the Friends Reunited spin-off MPs Reunited as their ideal PM. Women preferred Victoria Wood, or Hugh Grant, who had a bash at playing the PM in Love Actually.

Apparently, voters prefer MPs to wear "smart casual" rather than suits - and the site's been fielding the opinions of old schoolmates of the candidates, and asking whether they would vote for them now. Half of those who knew them when they were young said they wouldn't "in a million years".

Meanwhile, while some will be sparing a thought for the MPs who will be clearing their desks after tonight's results, what of their staff?

Working For An MP provides resources for everyone else in Westminster, and many of the PPSes and researchers will be downloading some grim reading: the Department of Finance and Administration has provided a factsheet called "What Happens If I Am Made Redundant?", and the site is hosting job ads for the forgotten casualties of an Election Night.

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