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Nick Clegg has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after a disastrous result for the party in the UK general election. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/Getty Images.

Nick Clegg has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after a disastrous result for the party in the UK general election.Speaking on Friday morning, Mr C(...)

530 - The number of votes Tom Elliott had to spare over Michelle Gildernew in Fermanagh-South Tyrone.

48 – Number of minutes after polls closed before the first result was declared, in Houghton & Sunderland South.81.9 – The highest per cent turnout(...)

 David Cameron’s car arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday where he  will meet  Queen Elizabeth II to confirm his second term as prime minister.Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

Greeting the dawn, even Boris Johnson seemed, for once, lost for words, declaring that the Conservatives, by then on the verge of winning a House of C(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg during his acceptance speech following his re-election in Sheffield Hallam. The Liberal Democrats are facing up to the results of a ‘painful’ election night.  Photograph:  EPA/Nigel Roddis

The scale of the electoral drubbing inflicted on the Liberal Democrats was becoming clear after what leader Nick Clegg dubbed a “painful” night for th(...)

Ballot papers for the Belfast West constituency are sorted by counting staff at the counting centre at the Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday during the British general election. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister David Cameron was on track to secure an astonishing electoral triumph according to a shock exit poll that predicted the Conserv(...)

Labour’s Bridget Phillipson, the first elected MP for the 2015 general election of Houghton and Sunderland South at the Sunderland Tennis Centre count. Photograph: Paul Kingston/PA

Black ballot boxes, sprinting teenage volunteers sporting white gloves, yellow voting slips, eager counting fingers, nervous hovering candidates: at 2(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)

UK election: Labour focused on the National Health Service – predicting that hospitals could be forced to lay off staff in the year ahead because of spiralling debts.

Voters in the United Kingdom will be faced with a second general election before Christmas if the Liberal Democrats do not form part of the next gover(...)

Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy (left) is confronted by a protester on May 4th in Glasgow.Murphy vowed not to be ‘silenced by this form of aggressive nationalism. It’s anti-democratic.’ Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has condemned “aggressive, violent” nationalists during a confrontation on Sunday at a Glasgow street rally, which t(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg accused the Conservatives of vacillating over the UK’s EU role. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has opened the prospect of conceding to the Conservatives’ demand for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the E(...)

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