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As it happened: 2015 general election results

8 May 2015

8:55 AM

8 May 2015

8:55 AM

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the 2015 general election results. We provided results and analysis overnight and throughout the day. You can read all the coverage below.

Key points:

  • David Cameron remains PM —He has won a majority and has visited Buckingham Palace for an audience with the Queen. The Conservatives have won 331 seats. In an exclusive revealed by The SpectatorCameron told Conservative HQ staffers this morning that ‘this is the sweetest victory of them all’.
  • Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage have resigned as leaders of their parties.
  • SNP has swept Scotland — The SNP now have 56 MPs in Scotland, while the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats each have one.
  • Casualties: Ed Balls, Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Douglas Alexander, Nigel Farage, Jim Murphy, Esther McVey, Simon Hughes, Lynne Featherstone, Jo Swinson, George Galloway and Mark Reckless.


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