Britain's election: Labour leader Miliband admits 'very disappointing and difficult night'

Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband reacting to the results of the count of his seat in Doncaster, northern England, on May 8, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband reacting to the results of the count of his seat in Doncaster, northern England, on May 8, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DONCASTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Labour leader Ed Miliband admitted on Friday that his party had a "very disappointing and difficult night" in Britain's election, in which exit polls indicated a surprise surge for the centre-right Conservative party.

"The results are still coming in but this has clearly been a very disappointing and difficult night for the Labour party. We haven't made the gains we wanted in England and Wales, and in Scotland we have seen a surge of nationalism overwhelm our party," Miliband told voters after being re-elected to his seat.

Exit polls showed his centre-left party winning 239 seats in the 650-seat parliament, down from the current 258.

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