Conservatives heading for big gains in British election

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Early general election results suggest the Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament.

The Tories are hopeful of gaining enough seats to govern, although they may fall just short of a majority.

The Lib Dem vote is unchanged on 2005 and Labour down 4.1% after 72 results. The Conservatives are up 3.8%.

Downing Street says Gordon Brown, re-elected in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, could try to form a coalition in the event of a hung Parliament.

Full story: BBC News – Election 2010: Conservatives heading for big gains