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War memorial vandalised: Anti-Tory protesters spray 'f**k Tory scum during anti-government protests

A war memorial in central London has been vandalised with spray paint during a protest against planned government cuts.<p>The Monument to the Women of …

We, the Scottish people, cannot now be ignored

The word historic is overused when it comes to elections and political events – but what we have witnessed in the past few days is properly deserving of that description. Whatever the future of Scottish and UK politics, the events of the early hours of Friday are a moment in time that will be …

Election aftermath: Liz Kendall declares Labour leadership bid - as it happened

3.51pm BST<p>We didn’t get people’s trust on the economy, we didn’t build a broad enough coalition of voters in different parts of the country and we didn’t set out a positive enough alternative for the future. It’s not enough to just critique what’s going [on] under this government, but actually …

The Liberal Democrats have been punished for doing the right thing

The voters who abandoned Nick Clegg need to grow up<p>As the results rolled in, <b>Lib Dem heads started to roll with them</b>: the party has been firmly dismissed to the naughty step of British politics.<p>As the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a seasoned professional at coalition politics, has wisely warned, …

Ed Miliband's 'Edstone' for sale on eBay as Twitter mocks auction of the former leader's monument

Just a day after Ed Miliband quit as Labour leader, following a disastrous night for the party at the polls, jokers have listed his stone plinth on …

Nicola Sturgeon Pictured With All 56 Of Her New MPs After Election Result Victory

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has insisted Scotland will no longer be "sidelined or ignored" at Westminster after her party won an unprecedented 56 …

Will David Cameron offer Scotland devo max?

The two big winners from the election were the Conservatives and Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP). Both parties agree on more …

A message from Nick Clegg to Liberal Democrat members

Nick Clegg has written to Liberal Democrat members following the General Election. His letter is below:

Elections

Lib Dem/Tory waverers wanted continuity, but they voted Conservative to achieve it

It was always going to be true that the 30 or so seats where the fight was between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives would end up delivering …

David Cameron has a razor-thin majority. He's going to miss Nick Clegg...

The history of governments with tiny majorities in the House of Commons is brutal<p>First Past the Post: delivering strong, single party, decisive governments. Except when it doesn’t. We are now looking at five years with a <b>Prime Minister who holds what can only be described as a razor-thin majority</b>. …

Elections

Outside No 11, the world remains as uncertain as ever for the chancellor

Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>A devaluation of the Chinese yuan, or an interest rate rise in the US, would have global economic repercussions.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/8/1431099127710/f0c9a86c-b889-4fae-b304-a13c8479efcb-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

The David Cameron story

<b>David Cameron has proved the doubters in his own party and beyond wrong by winning a majority of his own at the 2015 general election.</b><p>When he was elected Conservative leader in 2005, he was seen as the party's answer to Tony Blair, a young, modern leader, who would shake off the party's "nasty" …

Great Britain

How a historic tide of political change swept all before it in this election

Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images<p>Nicola Sturgeon joins all 56 newly elected Scottish National party MPs in front of the Forth Bridge in …

The election's other winner? The great British public

Forgive me if I ever doubted the sense and sensibility of the British electorate<p>At 9.37 on Thursday evening, in a state of high anxiety, I texted a friend: “Can’t believe the British people would be so stupid as to vote in a Miliband government. Would they??”<p>In general, I have huge faith in the …

George Galloway Could Be Planning To Run For Mayor Of London After Bradford West Election Defeat

In a bizarre speech which, quite frankly, left everyone baffled after he lost his seat, George Galloway ominously said yesterday he was “going off …

History will judge Nick Clegg more kindly than the voters have

The Lib Dems created many of their own problems, but still deserve more credit<p>Admittedly it won’t be hard, but history will eventually judge Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats much more kindly than the British electorate have done this week.<p>That’s not because of the things the party did in …

Election results: Conservatives win majority

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1165000/1165911_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532532526_dc7f81d6c29fcb26238d4c8dc7a6f1da<p><b>David Cameron has returned to Downing Street with the Tories having defied polls and won the general election.</b><p>The Conservatives made gains in …

Labour Party

Ed Miliband profile: from backstabbing geek to lothario... then loser

Profile of Ed Miliband's rise from "geeky" advisor to Gordon Brown to leader of the Labour Party<p><b>Ed Miliband</b> hoped to be driving into Downing Street on Friday morning to begin the work of a Labour-led government after five years of Coalition rule.<p>But instead <b>he returned to his party headquarters</b> …

David Cameron wins majority for Conservatives in Election 2015 victory

Prime Minister returns to Downing Street victorious as Ed Balls leads the list of Labour and Lib Dem losses<p>David Cameron has won the general election with an outright majority after Labour was virtually wiped out in Scotland and the Liberal Democrat vote collapsed.<p>Mr Cameron hailed the "sweetest …

UK election results live: David Cameron keeps Osborne, May and Hammond in cabinet as Miliband, Clegg and Farage quit as leaders

The highlights of the 2015 General Election so far:<p><b>You can follow all the action in the liveblog below. In the meantime, check out our dynamic</b> …

Election results: Nick Clegg resigns after Lib Dem losses

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1165000/1165875_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533830427_230a90c24fca0c4fb2079c5483c287de<p><b>Nick Clegg has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after his party was routed at the general election.</b><p>The Lib Dems ended up with just eight MPs, …

Great Britain

Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader

A devastated Ed Miliband has resigned as leader of the Labour party, saying he is truly sorry for the scale of the party’s crushing defeat.<p>In an emotional speech, Miliband said it was time for someone else to take over as leader, but called on the party to keep fighting, rather than give in to …

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader as the party vote rises

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1165000/1165880_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533830427_3e2fd66e71fc7a5cc59cce860e575022<p><b>Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP having failed to gain the seat of Thanet South, losing out to Conservative candidate Craig …

Exit poll: Conservatives surprisingly strong in UK election

LONDON (AP) — The Conservative Party fared much better than expected in Britain's parliamentary election, with an exit poll and early returns …

Conservative Party

Election night 2015 – as it happened

<b>This liveblog is closed. Please click here for the latest election live coverage</b><p>6.38am BST<p>We’re closing this blog now, and we will carry on covering the remaining election results, and the reaction – including the likely resignation of Nick Clegg later today – on a new blog which we’ve just …

Election results: Ed Miliband 'must resign in the morning' – is this the end for the Labour leader?

Ed Miliband will be forced to resign within hours, a source in Labour HQ has admitted as Labour faces up to a very bad night.<p>“Ed has to resign …

Election results: Cameron re-appoints senior ministers

<b>David Cameron has re-appointed four of his most senior ministers following the Conservatives' general election victory.</b><p>Chancellor George Osborne, Home Secretary Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon stay in post.<p>Mr Osborne has also been given the title …

What time does each constituency declare its election results?

Find out when your constituency’s results are scheduled to come in according to the Press Association schedule.