9:00 AM EST / 2:00 PM GMTSo David Cameron is back inside 10 Downing Street. The 2015 election is over; the task of governing begins. His first job will be to make cabinet appointments, starting with his closest and most strategic ally, George Osborne.I’ll be back with more analysis over the weekend, and we’ll also be covering the result on the American Interest podcast on Tuesday.But for now, thanks for your company!
Lib Dems 8
Plaid Cymru 3
Others 19 (Democratic Unionist Party 8; Sinn Fein 4; SDLP 3; UUP3; independent 1)
Turnout was 66.1%.8:30 AM EST / 1:30 PM GMTDavid Cameron arrives back at 10 Downing Street and poses for photographs with his wife, Samantha, in front of that famous front door. Promises to govern as one nation and to “make Great Britain greater still.”
First British-Chinese MP elected – Alan Mak for Conservatives in Havant #GE2015— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) May 8, 2015
The world may have a polling problem: http://t.co/uJrWncJd3a— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 8, 2015
Salmond says Cameron has no legitimacy in Scotland on basis of these results— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 8, 2015