and in the end it turned out to be the Lib Dems who got the biggest boost by putting them on the same platform, which you could argue eroded the vote for Labour and the Tories and ultimately led to the coalition.
Yes, it was so successful their number of MPs dropped from the previous election.
Their share of the rose compared with 2005, but thanks to our wonderful electoral system they in fact lost seats overall.
By a huge 1 percent! Whoopee!
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. They didn't lose MPs because of the debates. Their vote went up - not by much but it went up - but there was also a huge swathe of positive PR for them in the days after the debate that wasn't matched for Cameron or Brown. It essentially benefitted the "little guy" which is why it wasn't a done deal that they would happen again.
Not cheerleading for the LDs, that's what happened.