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BOOKMAKERS have made Lib Dem Sarah Teather odds on favourite to win the Brent Central seat tonight – but are they in for a shock? Find out all the latest election news from behind the scenes tonight as our reporters tweet, via the micro-blogging site Tw

BOOKMAKERS have made Lib Dem Sarah Teather odds on favourite to win the Brent Central seat tonight - but are they in for a shock?

Find out all the latest election news from behind the scenes tonight as our reporters 'tweet,' via the micro-blogging site Twitter, the historic election results as the count unfolds.

Tonight we will be tweeting from the counts in Brent, Kilburn, Westminster and Hammersmith, revealing what the election means for your area on our website.

Follow the count live tonight with the Brent and Hammersmith count at the Willesden and Brent Times Twitter page on twitter.com/wbtimes

The Kilburn Times Twitter page, twitter.com/ KilburnTimes, will include live updates from the counts in Kilburn, Brent and Westminster.

As the Times went to press William Hill was offering odds on Brent Central with Sarah Teather at 8/11; Dawn Butler, evens; Conservatives, 100/1.

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l Turn to page 14 and 15 for our local election round up.

Here's what people in Kilburn High Road, had to say.

By Andrew Cheng and Kate Ferguson.

Wael Tamimi, 34, a media worker, who lives in Kilburn High Road, said: "I'm supporting Lib Dems because I think this country definitely needs to change.

"This country is like playing ping pong between Labour and Conservatives.

"I'd like to see a fairer Britain, fair tax. There's a huge deficit like �100 billion.

"No one is telling the truth, they're raising the National Insurance, and I think (Nick) Clegg is the best.

"I think about the wider issues. Mr Clegg supports the Goldstone report, which says Israel committed war crimes against the Palestinians. I think Britain has a moral responsibility to help the Palestinians."

Jennifer Buchanan, 37, housewife, Torbay Road, said: "Housing for people on low income, better education, something for the kids to do.

"There's nothing for them to do and they're just on the streets. We need a club or adventure playground, maybe a place for them to play football or basketball.

"There's nothing here they can do. We need an after-school community centre or a place that offers training courses, something that's worth them doing."

Frances Kwofi, 58, an administrator, who works in Albert Road, Queen's Park said: "I don't even think about these things. I don't know what should be done or not be done but it's just important to get the right people in power to deal with the issues.

"One of the problems is we're letting too many young people have too much power and they need to be steered in the right direction by leadership.

"The schools are suffering because teachers have no power, they touch a student on the side of the arm and get in trouble.

"We need to sit down and count the costs, and see what needs to be done."

Frank Yeboah, 40, a sales manager, who lives in Carlton Vale, said: "Clean the streets, more police on the streets, that's all I can think of."

Martin Still, 51, unemployed, from Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale, said: "It's all filthy around here, like cans, litter... I'd like to see it clean.

"I've lived here for 30 years and I remember when it was clean."

Mrs Ramona-Lynton, 54, housewife, Leopold Road, said: "I'm voting Labour because I don't think they should take away child tax credit. When you're a single parent it helps with raising children.

"I raised four children on my own. They're saying on the telly the Conservatives want to get rid of that.

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