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Thursday, 7 June, 2001, 20:45 GMT 21:45 UK
It's all over bar the shouting

The BBC's Paul Rowley has been covering politics and parliament for the past 14 years and over that period he has filed weekly reports for local radio and Five Live. In his own inimitable style he reflects here on three intense weeks of campaigning and the personalities who have dominated the election coverage.

The abiding memory of the 2001 election is the deputy Prime Minister's fisticuffs while campaigning in Rhyl, North Wales.

"Close to You"

There was a blast from the past with the emergence of Lady Thatcher during the 2001 election whose aim was to help shore up the core Tory vote

"The Mummy Returns"

As ever the parties vied during the election for the support of star performers while the party leaders tried desperately to sound hip and trendy

"Star Turn"

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