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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