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Last Updated: Monday, 23 May, 2005, 12:34 GMT 13:34 UK

The last two general elections have seen the Liberal Democrats steadily increase their number of MPs. But in 2001 they still came third, behind Labour and the Conservatives. Below are the 99 seats that would be the most likely to fall to Charles Kennedy's party based on the results from 2001.

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No. Constituency Gain from   New majority
1 Taunton CON   1.0%
4 Cardiff Central LAB   15.5%
5 Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey LAB   9.4%
12 Dunbartonshire East LAB   8.7%
13 Westmorland & Lonsdale CON   0.5%
18 Bristol West LAB   8.9%
19 Birmingham Yardley LAB   9.1%
28 Ceredigion PC   0.6%
36 Rochdale LAB   1.1%
38 Leeds North West LAB   4.2%
41 Falmouth & Camborne LAB   3.9%
55 Solihull CON   0.5%
59 Cambridge LAB   10.0%
77 Hornsey & Wood Green LAB   5.1%
145 Manchester Withington LAB   1.8%
467 Brent East LAB   8.7%
Constituency Lost to New majority
Devon West & Torridge   CON 5.5%
Guildford   CON 0.7%
Ludlow   CON 4.4%
Newbury   CON 6.3%
Weston-Super-Mare   CON 4.2%
2001 Results   2005 Results
No. Constituency Majority Party   Party New majority
1 Taunton 0.4% CON   LD 1.0 %
2 Orpington 0.5% CON   CON 9.0 %
3 Surrey South West 1.7% CON   CON 10.9 %
4 Cardiff Central 1.9% LAB   LD 15.5 %
5 Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey 2.7% LAB   LD 9.4 %
6 Dorset West 2.9% CON   CON 4.6 %
7 Haltemprice & Howden 4.3% CON   CON 10.7 %
8 Isle of Wight 4.5% CON   CON 19.4 %
9 Eastbourne 4.8% CON   CON 2.3 %
10 Wells 5.4% CON   CON 5.7 %
11 Oldham East & Saddleworth 6% LAB   LAB 8.3 %
12 Dunbartonshire East 6.3% LAB   LD 8.7 %
13 Westmorland & Lonsdale 6.6% CON   LD 0.5 %
14 Totnes 7.3% CON   CON 3.8 %
15 Wiltshire North 7.3% CON   CON 9.5 %
16 Maidenhead 7.6% CON   CON 13.6 %
17 Dorset North 7.9% CON   CON 4.2 %
18 Bristol West 8% LAB   LD 8.9 %
19 Birmingham Yardley 8.6% LAB   LD 9.1 %
20 New Forest East 9.1% CON   CON 14.5 %
21 Aberdeen South 9.5% LAB   LAB 3.2 %
22 Bournemouth East 9.6% CON   CON 13.9 %
23 Bridgwater 10.4% CON   CON 17.6 %
24 Westbury 10.5% CON   CON 9.6 %
25 Ryedale 11.1% CON   CON 23.7 %
26 Tiverton & Honiton 11.3% CON   CON 19.0 %
27 Harborough 11.3% CON   CON 8.1 %
28 Ceredigion 11.4% PC   LD 0.6 %
29 Wantage 11.4% CON   CON 15.4 %
30 Worcestershire West 12% CON   CON 5.3 %
31 Norfolk South 12.3% CON   CON 14.9 %
32 Moray 5.1% SNP   SNP 14.6 %
33 Folkestone & Hythe 12.9% CON   CON 24.1 %
34 Wokingham 13.7% CON   CON 15.7 %
35 Edinburgh South 14% LAB   LAB 0.9 %
36 Rochdale 14.3% LAB   LD 1.1 %
37 Aldershot 14.6% CON   CON 11.1 %
38 Leeds North West 12.3% LAB   LD 4.2 %
39 Sussex Mid 15.1% CON   CON 11.9 %
40 Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 12.1% LAB   CON 3.9 %
41 Falmouth & Camborne 9.7% LAB   LD 3.9 %
42 Colne Valley 9.9% LAB   LAB 3.1 %
43 Woking 15.8% CON   CON 14.4 %
44 Suffolk South 11.2% CON   CON 13.6 %
45 Salisbury 16.5% CON   CON 20.5 %
46 Devon East 17.1% CON   CON 16.1 %
47 Cambridgeshire South East 17.3% CON   CON 15.4 %
48 Cambridgeshire South 17.4% CON   CON 15.2 %
49 Hampshire East 17.7% CON   CON 10.4 %
50 Bournemouth West 14% CON   CON 11.9 %
51 Hertfordshire South West 17.3% CON   CON 16.9 %
52 Henley 19% CON   CON 27.5 %
53 Chelmsford West 13% CON   CON 18.8 %
54 Woodspring 18% CON   CON 11.7 %
55 Solihull 19.5% CON   LD 0.5 %
56 Gainsborough 19.1% CON   CON 17.5 %
57 Poole 18.3% CON   CON 14.8 %
58 Tewkesbury 19.2% CON   CON 21.8 %
59 Cambridge 20% LAB   LD 10.0 %
60 Worthing East & Shoreham 14.3% CON   CON 18.4 %
61 Aylesbury 20.4% CON   CON 21.5 %
62 Worthing West 20.9% CON   CON 20.9 %
63 Blaydon 21.1% LAB   LAB 13.7 %
64 Windsor 21.1% CON   CON 23.6 %
65 Southend West 21.2% CON   CON 22.5 %
66 Stratford-on-Avon 21.5% CON   CON 20.9 %
67 Edinburgh North and Leith 21.6% LAB   LAB 5.0 %
68 Mole Valley 21.6% CON   CON 24.3 %
69 Leominster 22.2% CON   CON 27.0 %
70 Norwich South 20.7% LAB   LAB 8.7 %
71 Ribble Valley 22.9% CON   CON 28.5 %
72 Chichester 22.9% CON   CON 20.7 %
73 Bexhill & Battle 23.5% CON   CON 28.7 %
74 Birmingham Perry Barr 23.4% LAB   LAB 20.4 %
75 Surrey Heath 24% CON   CON 22.7 %
76 Saffron Walden 24% CON   CON 24.5 %
77 Hornsey & Wood Green 24.1% LAB   LD 5.1 %
78 Tunbridge Wells 24.2% CON   CON 23.5 %
79 Witney 16.2% CON   CON 26.3 %
80 Congleton 15.8% CON   CON 17.7 %
81 Conwy 18.1% LAB   LAB 9.2 %
82 Devizes 22.3% CON   CON 23.5 %
83 Hertford & Stortford 11.9% CON   CON 26.4 %
84 Islington South & Finsbury 25.8% LAB   LAB 1.6 %
85 Perth and North Perthshire 11% SNP   SNP 3.3 %
86 Oxford East 26% LAB   LAB 2.3 %
87 Epsom & Ewell 21.6% CON   CON 33.0 %
88 Huntingdon 26.1% CON   CON 24.5 %
89 Cotswold 26.1% CON   CON 20.5 %
90 Wealden 26.1% CON   CON 28.6 %
91 Chesham & Amersham 26.2% CON   CON 29.3 %
92 Skipton & Ripon 26.3% CON   CON 23.0 %
93 Hampstead & Highgate 22.2% LAB   LAB 9.8 %
94 Esher & Walton 25.3% CON   CON 16.1 %
95 St Helens South 26.6% LAB   LAB 26.2 %
96 Reigate 20.3% CON   CON 25.8 %
97 Reading East 12.8% LAB   CON 1.1 %
98 Horsham 26.9% CON   CON 23.2 %
99 Christchurch 27.3% CON   CON 30.2 %