Result defies all predictions, putting Conservatives significantly ahead of Labour.
All smiles for the Conservatives.
Experts provide a rolling response, live as the results come in for the 2015 general election.
Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has rebounded from the referendum defeat to emerge as the likely third-biggest party and kingmaker in the UK parliament.
Last year's independence referendum failed narrowly, but the Scottish electorate has emerged as a force that may well decide who forms the next British government.
No Mr Juncker, you can’t persuade me.
Nigel Farage has argued that the EU is a millstone around Britain's neck when it comes to trade.
Italy’s Lega Nord scores a victory in parliament.
It might actually be better for the Conservatives to work with Nigel Farage in government.
Would-be Europeans, survivors of a Mediterranean crossing gone wrong
German philosopher Jurgen Habermas once famously pronounced the European Union a force for good: A model for what he described as a “cosmopolitan world order.” The Nobel committee agreed and in 2012 awarded…
Good deeds don’t always work out that way.
Politicians promising to expand free childcare is no bad thing, but it is difficult to deliver in practice
You’re right to look sceptical – a Brexit will be difficult at best, impossible at worst.
UKIP's whole manifesto rests on the premise that the UK will leave the EU.
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Surprise! Almost everyone supports gay marriage (even UKIP voters).
Night comes to the estuary.
UKIP is on the march in the Thames estuary – in a seat that hardly resembles its stereotypical territory at all.
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.
The UKIP manifesto says crime is not a “lifestyle option” that they will tolerate.
UKIP's pledges on crime reflect their core values: populism, and leaving the EU.
Pondering Prime Minister Miliband?
The press doesn't have as much sway with voters as it once did, but it still sets the boundaries of debate.
A Brexit is UKIP’s big selling point, but an EU withdrawal isn’t as popular as they think.
UKIP's clear belief that the UK public wants out of the EU isn't based on facts.
There are nationalists, and then there are nationalists.
The SNP, Plaid Cymru and UKIP are the new faces in the UK election in 2015 but they reflect a wider change.
Nothing comes for free, Nigel.
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UKIP's manifesto makes misleading claims on health tourism.
Is it getting hotter, Nigel?
Backtracking on climate policy would make achievement of a global climate agreement much more difficult, with disastrous results.
The PM chose Glasgow to unveil the Scottish Tory manifesto.
The SNP are the only major party that is yet to show its manifesto hand. Here's why it's probably not worth changing your plans to read it.
It’s possible to believe a little too much in Britain.
Overseas aid plays a huge role in defence, which makes cutting it a dangerous mistake.
Instead of giving specifics on immigration, UKIP came up empty-handed.
UKIP's immigration policies should have cleared away any ambiguity about what the party wants. Instead, they've added to it.