Tweets tell backstage election story

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Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 16.00.48Journalism students at Coventry University covered six counts for ITV on election night 2015 – but they also described events behind the scenes via Twitter. Here’s the story as it unfolded, in tweets:

election JA fireman votes 01

election JA fireman votes 02

election RM good luck 13.17.07

election 7.5 on air Beds 13.16.11

election 8.5 JA shirt 13.15.38

election RE rugby early 13 20 59

election monta 8.5 waiting 13.01.05

election JA 8.5 I'm here 13.15.16

election kyle 8.5 ballot boxes coming 12.55.14

election JA 8.5 count by 0200 13.13.59election JA 8.5 dreadlocks 13.13.22

election JA 8.5 5.30 result 13.12.44

election JA 8.5 turnout 13.11.49

election JA 8.5 selfies 13.14.37

election monta 8.5 drink 13.00.47

election monta 8.5 FIRE 13.00.03

election monta 8.5 edin radio 13.00.26

election SJ amazing 13.15.26

election JA 8.5 another iw 13.14.52

election JA 8.5 napier iw 13.14.26

election nico con iw 12.51.18

election nico green iw 12.50.46

election nour result cov1 12.53.07

election nice robinson win THIS ONE 12.49.20

election JA 8.5 haven't yawned 13.09.35

election monta 8.5 dawn 12.59.23


election JA applause thru night 13.10.36

election monta 8.5 back home 12.59.06

election RM we won prize 13.18.46

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Simon Pipe is a former print and BBC journalist, now a member of the Journalism teaching team at Coventry University. He also runs an experimental website, St Helena Online, about one of the world's most remote inhabited islands, at On Twitter, when he has something to say, he is @simonpipe

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