Prof John Curtice keeping us all right.
The man who stayed cool when the exit poll was completely at odds with what every other poll was saying.
And the contenders for Labour leader are…
Three parties must now choose new leaders. Labour has a number of candidates jockeying for position.
Morning after: how the nationals covered the election.
So that’s that, then. The pollsters got it wildly wrong and the UK did not wake up on Friday to endless debates about coalitions, minority governments and who would deal with whom. Instead a startled “national…
Calling the shots? Markets take stock.
Markets were always likely to prefer a Conservative majority to any other result, but they might need some policies diluted for the gains to be sustained.
Expect more of the same.
Britain is divided with the SNP landslide in Scotland and Conservative majority in England – and their economic policies are polar opposites.
This was supposed to be the "social media election" but in the end it was those who moved beyond horse-race journalism, on whatever platform, who excelled.
Celebrating the DUP’s wins with Peter Robinson.
Some people's dreams just came true in Northern Ireland – but did the UK-wide result shatter them?
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’.
What does a Conservative majority mean for schools?
The new majority Tory government now has the confidence in pursuing its aspirational education manifesto.
He’s out, but who is in?
Names are already flying, but rushing an appointment would be a big mistake.
It's not easy heading for the exit but uncertainty is part of what you learn from leadership.
Anyone see it coming?
While pre-election polls got their sums wrong, and seemed to ignore biases in the rush to publish, a far more accurate call was being made in the betting shops of Britain.
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.
From the 20-year-old student to the husband of the Danish Prime Minister, meet the new faces of 2015.
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?
Nigel Farage might re-contest the UKIP leadership.
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The shock election result means that three parties are now leaderless – how will they choose replacements?
The prime minister after winning his seat in Witney.
After what must be the most irresponsible campaign ever by a governing party, there are choppy waters for the Tories to navigate
Well that was a close call.
The monarch can return to London now the awkward prospect of a hung parliament has passed.
Crushing defeat for the Labour leader.
Five years ago, Ed Miliband decided to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party because he felt the global financial crisis had opened the way to a centre-left moment. He was ready to turn the page…
Who has taken a seat?
The Conversation's hot seats series looked at the key marginals. Our panel of experts take a look at the results.