BREAKING: Nick Clegg retains his Sheffield Hallam seat

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Nick Clegg has retained his seat in Sheffield Hallam - it was confirmed moments ago at the general election count.

The Liberal Democrat leader held on despite months of speculation that he would lose it to Labour, which fielded candidate Oliver Coppard in an attempt to win the constituency for the first time.

The seat is tonight one of the most closely watched in the country.

See The Star’s live blog for updates from reporter Ellen Beardmore, who is at the count tonight.

More to follow.