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Wednesday, 13 June, 2001, 13:59 GMT 14:59 UK

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Tony Blair stands with his family on the steps of Downing Street after his resounding victory
Blair wins second term
The Labour leader wins an historic second term for the Labour Party, and prepares to form a new government.

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The BBC's Ben Brown on how the night's events unfolded   real 56k
The BBC's Niall Dickson looks at the challenges ahead for Labour   real 56k
The BBC's Peter Snow assesses the election results   real 56k
The BBC's Robin Aitken reports on Tony Blair's agenda for joining the euro    real 56k
Hague to step down
William Hague is to resign as leader of the Conservative Party following his disastrous showing in the general election.

William Hague announces his resignation
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William Hague: "I believe it is vital the party be given the chance to choose a leader who can build on my work"   real 56k
The BBC's Shaun Ley looks back on William Hague's political career   real 56k
Newly elected Conservative MP Boris Johnson: "People think we are extreme and right-wing"   real 28k
Former Tory Home Secretary Lord Brittan: "He makes up his mind and does what he thinks quickly"   real 56k
Voters deliver election snub
Turnout across the country falls 10% from 1997 to the lowest level since 1918, indicating the poll failed to engage voters.

Ballot box
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Former Labour minister Tony Benn: "I think what we're witnessing is the Americanisation of British politics"   real 28k
Education Secretary David Blunkett: "There is a real challenge for us: turn out was abysmal"   real 28k
Former Labour minister Peter Kilfoyle and MP for Liverpool Walton: "What we need to do is drop a lot of the spin"   real 28k
Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell: "The issue of the stay-at-homes is a very profound one"   real 28k
Battle for Tory leadership
Ken Clarke and Michael Portillo are cited as possible contenders for the Tory leadership, as William Hague resigns following his dismal showing in the general election.

Ken Clarke
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Former Deputy PM Lord Heseltine: "There is only one person who has the commanding stature...and that is Ken Clarke"   real 56k
Former Tory minister Ken Clarke: "I will spend this weekend reflecting"   real 56k
Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Steve Norris says most members are likely to support Michael Portillo   real 56k
Big boost for Kennedy
The Liberal Democrats make gains, mostly at the expense of the Tories and have their best election result for 70 years.

Charles Kennedy
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Liberal Democrat MP Matthew Taylor: "We will oppose vigorously where the government is wrong"   real 28k
Agreement opponents win in NI
Two anti-Agreement candidates become the first of Northern Ireland's newly elected MPs as counting continues in the province.

Counting gets underway
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The BBC's Tom Coulter says Northern Ireland's election results may reflect increased disillusionment with the peace process   real 28k
BNP polls strongly in Oldham
The far-right British National Party records its best-ever general election result in a constituency unsettled by recent racial unrest.

Re-lected MP for Oldham West Michael Meacher with BNP candidate Nick Griffin
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BNP leader Nick Griffin: "The multi-racial experiment has failed dismally"   real 28k
Deputy Mayor of Oldham Riaz Ahmed: "Yesterday's vote has given them some legitimacy"   real 56k
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