Result defies all predictions, putting Conservatives significantly ahead of Labour.
David Cameron enjoying the moment.
There were shock results all round, with some big names falling.
Cheers from the SNP as Labour’s Jim Murphy loses his seat.
After the astonishing events of the 2015 election, offering to implement the Smith proposals in Scotland will not suffice. The Tories will have to think bigger.
Under Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party has swept Scotland at Labour’s expense.
The Murdoch press strategy of supporting the Conservatives in England and the SNP in Scotland reflected a common interest in denying Labour government in the UK election.
All smiles for the Conservatives.
Experts provide a rolling response, live as the results come in for the 2015 general election.
‘A smiley face? Seriously?’
Counting tens of thousands of paper votes is no small task. How does the UK get it done?
Here come the votes.
The best of the The Conversation's election coverage. Here you'll find highlights from our expert responses, live results graphics and what our academic experts are saying on Twitter.
On May 8, a new battle begins.
One of the consequences of the SNP's rise is that the new UK government will have very few seats in Scotland. This looks set to become a hot potato after the election.
The PM does plain talk on BBC Question Time, April 30.
From spontaneous selfies to the spin room, the communications gurus have excelled themselves this time around
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.
With power comes responsibility.
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It may all come down to how broadcasters interpret their impartiality requirements.
Who will you be at the ballot box?
Shutterstock face swap
Voting strategically to keep your least preferred option out is a big trend for 2015. Here's how it works.
Just try to get one past me.
One consequence of the 2010 leader debates was that they almost entirely erased women from the political discussion. It has therefore been refreshing, and widely commented upon, that three of the party…
On the job.
MPs' responsibilities and freedoms have shifted a lot in recent years – and their job has only gotten more complex.
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.
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at an election rally.
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.
Keep calm and explain the election to me please.
Who's running? How can they win? Who'll be in charge? And what will the Queen be doing? The election, explained.
Just do it.
s o d a p o p
How the arts could save us from electoral apathy.
Parliamentary arithmetic can be fun when you know how!
In 2010, there were more than 1,000 potential coalition options. Here's how to make friends in 2015.
Ready to Roxburgh!
The Tories are on course to lose their only Scottish seat, and they need to pick another up. They've found a target – and ended up in a three-way battle.