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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 May, 2005, 11:26 GMT 12:26 UK
What do you think of Labour's victory?
Blair family
Tony Blair has promised to pursue a "radical legislative programme" in the wake of the Labour Party's historic third election victory.

Speaking outside Downing Street Tony Blair said: "I've listened and I've learned and I think I have a very clear idea about what the British people now expect."

The Conservatives gained several target seats on large swings from Labour and the Lib Dems also took key seats.

What is your reaction to the election result? What should be the new Labour government's priority? Send us your comments.

The following comments reflect the balance of opinion we have received so far:

Tony has to wake up and take notice of what the people of this country want
David Lovelace, Welwyn
Tony has to wake up and take notice of what the people of this country want from their Government. We want to see that they are true to their convictions and are honest. At least the health service is free and safe for another four or more years.
David Lovelace, Welwyn, Hatfield

Although they have a reduced majority it still makes me sick that the population will happily vote for a man and party that will not live up to any promises and lie to us with no apologies time and time again.
Andrew Wigg, Sheffield

How can so much of the country show up as blue on the BBC map of results, yet the Labour party win so many seats? They only got 4% more votes. Obviously the fixing of the constituency boundaries during there previous terms has paid off. Is this democracy?
Frank Bothamley, Peterborough, Cambs

Why are the Tories annoyed about the constituency boundaries? They got about a third of the vote and have won about a third of the seats. If anyone should be fuming, it's the Lib Dems.
Paul Varley, Cambridge

If I had been told 10 years ago that we would have a third term Labour government with a 66 seat majority, I would have laughed in disbelief! If the Tories can't win now they never will!
Brian, Dunfermline Fife