General Election 2015: Six of the best quotes from the past 24 hours

 
Lynsey Barber
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It was a long election - and what felt like an even longer night (and morning), with unexpected twists and turns worthy of any Hollywood thriller.

No one predicted the outcome of the General Election and no one even imagined the week ending with a majority government and the scalps of three party leaders being taken.

Here's the best quotes we heard over the last 24 hours as events unfolded, chosen from many a choice soundbite uttered over polling day and night which will no doubt be raked over in the days to come.

"Thank you for the selfies"

- Ed Miliband in his resignation speech

"There are now more pandas in Scotland than Labour MPs"

- Everyone on Twitter

"Miliband won't make it past lunch time"

- Labour sources

"All the polls have made the same mistake. They said one thing to us, and another in the ballot box. A bit like 1992"

- YouGov pollster Peter Kellner

"I'm a man of my word"

Ukip leader Nigel Farage announcing his resignation

"If these exit polls are right, I’ll publicly eat my hat”

- Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown, who may now be regretting those words

"Beware the dangers of being so deep inside your own team’s bubble that you end up believing your own propaganda and lose sight of what is really happening.

That does appear, looking back at what I have been saying in recent days and weeks, to have happened this time to me, and many others."

- Former Blair spinner Alastair Campbell

"I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen and I will now form a majority Conservative government.

"I truly believe we are on the brink of something special in our country."

- David Cameron's victoty speech in front of 10 Downing Street

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