The electoral oblivion apparently confronting the Liberal Democrats as led by Nick Clegg was underscored on Monday by leaked opinion polls in four seats showing that the party will be wiped out. Commissioned by a Lib Dem supporter from ICM and subsequently passed to the Guardian, the polling indicates that the Lib Dem leader would forfeit his own Sheffield Hallam constituency at the next election. The party would also lose its seats in Cambridge, Redcar and Wells. Full story >>
Wipeout is total destruction or failure. • While Farage was the clear winner, the Liberal Democrats were by far the biggest losers, only escaping wipeout by the skin of their teeth.