Nick Clegg, Lib Dem leader and Deputy Prime Minister, has held onto his seat in Sheffield Hallam. A crumb of comfort? Maybe, but small even by crumb standards. In his speech he thanks many people and promises to work hard for his constituency in Westminster. He may have alot more time to do so (Clegg didn't say that, that's just what most people listening were thinking).
He did say though that he would be making "more remarks" on the LIb dems' national performance soon.
par Mark Davispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:01:30 AM
As we reach the halfway point, this is how the votes stand so far
par Sarah Taylorpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:03:18 AM
par Mark Davis édité par Duncan Hooper5/8/2015 4:08:28 AM
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:15:56 AM
Charles Kennedy, former Lib Dem leader has lost his seat in Ross, Skye and Lochaber as the night only gets worse for his party
par Duncan Hooper5/8/2015 4:22:31 AM
Ed Miliband has held his seat and is speaking now
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:24:21 AM
Ed Miliband: "This has clearly been a very disappointing and difficult night for the Labour Party"
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:25:21 AM
Next government has a huge responsibility for keeping our country together, says Miliband
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:25:53 AM
Miliband says he will go to London to wait for full results to come through
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:26:25 AM
David Cameron has appeared similing with his wife Samantha in his constituency of Whitney he is expected to speak shortly
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:36:51 AM
It's over. @Ed_Miliband didn't formally concede defeat but his face and his reference to "a very disappointing & difficult night" did
par Nick Robinsonpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 4:41:51 AM
David Cameron has been declared winner in his seat of Whitney
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:43:52 AM
Cameron hails a "very stong night for the Conservative party" with a "postive response to a positive campaign"
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:45:40 AM
He says he wants to implement manifesto for "working people"
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:46:00 AM
David Cameron says he wants to "govern for everyone" in our United Kingdom. In a political speech he promises to create a country where the "poorest can benefit" with "good schools for all our children". "I want to bring our country together," he says.
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 4:49:08 AM
par Liverpool Echopar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 5:34:51 AM
Alexander says Cam has been 'cavalier' with the Union, says it has 'spurred on nationalists in Scotland'
par Laura Kuenssbergpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 5:36:19 AM
Boris Johnson is typically opaque when asked what are his prospects of becoming leader of the Conservative Party after today's results, according to the Telegraph: "My chances are approximately as good as being reincarnated as a) an olive b) a baked bean or c) a Rice Krispie," he said. "In other words they're diminishing the whole time."
par Duncan Hooperpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 5:38:43 AM
The Green Party, who came into this election making a big deal about how their membership numbers have soared in recent months, has held its seat in Brighton, on the England's south coast. Caroline Lucas has been re-elected with a majority of more than 7,000.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 6:41:36 AM
British finance minister George Osborne has hinted at more devolution for Scotland, after a dominant performance by SNP north of the border.
"The Conservative Party has been shut out of Scotland for a long time. We have to do what people are telling us," he told the BBC. "We've got to reflect on the result and make the people feel part of a strong United Kingdom."
Osborne, who held onto his Tatton seat in north-west England, earlier said: "To bring the United Kingdom together ... is going to be one of the big tasks we now face."
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 6:47:12 AM
My thanks to everyone who voted @theSNP yesterday. You made your voice heard and we will make Scotland's voice heard at Westminster #GE15
par Nicola Sturgeonpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 6:48:21 AM
One of the key discussion points likely to emerge from this election is that of whether the system is fair.
For instance, going by vote share on the results we have so far, UKIP is the third biggest party, with 12.4%.
But they have just one MP so far in parliament.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 6:55:58 AM
Even at this early stage, Conservatives are talking about what they can do to keep Scottish voters happy, with George Osborne already hinting at more devolution.
It's perhaps a reflection of the perilous situation the UK finds itself in this morning: a Scotland dominated by nationalists whose goal is independence set against England whose majority party, the Conservatives, want a UK.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 7:14:52 AM
Shadow Chancellor Ed balls has lost his seat in Morley and Outwood
par Sarah Chappellpar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 7:19:41 AM
A couple of key results to update you on:
UKIP's Mark Reckless has lost out to the Conservatives in Rochester.
Labour's Ed Balls continues a miserable night for his party by losing his seat.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 7:19:57 AM
One of the biggest casualties of this election, Labour's Ed Balls, has been reacting to his defeat in Leeds: "Any personal disappointment I have at this result is nothing compared to the sense of sorrow at the results Labour has achieved across the UK.
"The sense of concern I have for the future: we now face five years with questions over whether we can remain as a united kingdom and stay in the European Union and maintain the NHS."
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 7:27:54 AM
A symbolic picture as David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to 10, Downing Street, after a night watching the election results come in.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 7:32:07 AM
Some more detail now on the defeat of UKIP's Mark Reckless.
He lost to Conservative candidate Kelly Tolhurst in the Rochester and Strood constituency.
Reckless was one of the high-profile defections from the Conservatives to UKIP last year. After moving parties, he was re-elected as a UKIP MP for Rochester in November last year.
par syoungreuterspar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:15:06 AM
Sounding like Nick Clegg might even resign before Ed Miliband, Lib Dems scheduling an event for this morning
par Laura Kuenssbergpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:16:53 AM
Stand-by for news on whether UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been elected. His party, despite a strong share of the vote, only has one MP so far.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 9:25:02 AM
Thanet South candidates have been called into the count to confirm they are happy with it -- announcement soon
par ZoraSulemanpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:25:50 AM
Nigel Farage, leader of anti-EU party UKIP, fails in his bid to be elected as MP for South Thanet.
par Chris Harris5/8/2015 9:37:57 AM
FEELING THE PRESSURE?
Quite a remarkable speech from defeated Nigel Farage.
He said: "I feel an enormous weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I have never been happier."
Farage lost to Conservative Craig Mackinlay in the constituency of South Thanet.
He also called for "genuine radical reform" of the electoral system after his party, who have won around a 12.5% share of the vote but have just one MP.
He also claimed many voters had been worried by the prospect of a Labour-SNP coalition, pushing potential UKIP voters into the hands of the Conservatives.
He called the virtual wipeout of Labour in Scotland as an 'earthquake north of the border'.
par Chris Harrispar le biais de euronews5/8/2015 9:48:46 AM
I’ve just thanked Labour’s staff. They are a credit to our party, and, driven by a passion to serve, they are a credit to our country.
par Ed Milibandpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:49:21 AM
I am grateful to the people who worked on our campaign and for the campaign they ran. The responsibility for the result is mine alone.
par Ed Milibandpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:49:25 AM
Defeats are hard, but we’re a party that will never stop fighting for the working people of this country.
par Ed Milibandpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:49:25 AM
Despite Farage defeat & other failures, it's extraordinary achievement, as @LordAshcroft points out, that Ukip second in 118 seats so far
par Michael Crickpar le biais de twitter5/8/2015 9:52:14 AM
I’ve just thanked Labour’s staff. They are a credit to our party, and, driven by a passion to serve, they are a credit to our country. Defeats are hard, but we’re a party that will never stop fighting for the working people of this country.
par Ed Milibandpar le biais de Instagram5/8/2015 9:59:47 AM