Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55.
The former Liberal Democrat leader was an inspiration to his party and the outside world.
And the contenders for Labour leader are…
Three parties must now choose new leaders. Labour has a number of candidates jockeying for position.
Nick Clegg resigned as Lib Dem leader, but still has his work cut out as one of its eight MPs.
The Lib Dems had just five seats in the 1950s – their eight remaining MPs should take heart.
Business secretary Vince Cable lost his seat in Twickenham.
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Such an unexpected general election result was bound to throw up more than its share of ‘Portillo moments’.
UKIP won 12.6% of the vote share, but only one seat – not Nigel Farage’s.
With 63% of the country not voting Tory, the result throws up its own question of legitimacy.
Five more years: David Cameron returns to Number 10 Downing Street.
A stunning surprise put the Conservatives back in power with no need for a coalition, while the Scottish nationalists stormed to victory north of the border. What now?
Clegg may have clung on to his seat, but things aren’t looking good.
We knew this would be a bad night for the Lib Dems but few predicted it’d be this bad. Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Simon Hughes, Jo Swinson, Ed Davey, Lynne Featherstone and many others have lost their…
Lib Dems are surprisingly reticent on EU.
Clegg's party has difficulty painting a positive picture of the EU.
Nick Clegg’s in a sweet spot.
Losing seats but gaining power is likely to be an apt title for any book written about the Lib Dems 2015 election experience.
Wishing it doesn’t make it so.
A minority Labour administration might govern the UK despite finishing runner-up in both England and Scotland.
Treasury minister does the dirty on coalition partners in 11th hour bid to win back votes.
Get your rose-tinted spectacles out.
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Some small victories aside, neither party comes out shining.
Visionary? Not any more.
The Liberal Democrats' 2015 campaign has ditched ideology and emphasised concrete policy plans – not a good move when they're struggling to be heard.
Yvette Cooper out on the beat.
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Labour and the Lib Dems have clashed over whether crime is going up or down. Which is it?
Nick Clegg’s manifesto is unlikely to make waves on tax.
The Liberal Democrats' tax plans are unlikely to make much of a difference.
Tell us what you really think.
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Surprise! Almost everyone supports gay marriage (even UKIP voters).
Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard leads the charge for Labour.
There are two types of election campaign; one consists of leader debates, speeches by politicians, press releases and photo opportunities organised by the national parties, together with media interviews…
UK politics is no longer a political tango for two, as this party leaders’ debate illustrated.
Voters in the UK are again looking beyond the traditional two-party system and look set to put paid to a famous proposition of political science.
Hot air or grounded fact?
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Lib Dem energy minister Ed Davey says renewable electricity has soared under the coalition. Is he right?
Please don’t abolish us.
If they get the Lords reform they're asking for, the Liberal Democrats might have to kiss goodbye to political influence entirely.