What a result, just in on the BBC live coverage website. I wonder if we can get this dog a medal? One down, too many to go. Hero Dog fights personal election war. 1545: The Labour candidate for Bootle on Merseyside has had the tip of his finger bitten off by a dog while out campaigning. Joe Benton, 77, was taken to hospital after the animal bit him as he pushed an election leaflet through a letter box. Mr Benton has been unable to vote for himself as a result and will not be able to attend tonight's count. If they lose the seat by one vote i shall laugh so bloody loud.