The leader of the UK Independent Party (UKip), Nigel Farage and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg have confirmed their resignations; Ed Miliband of the Labour party has also tendered his resignation. This follows their parties’ losses in the United Kingdom’s elections which the Conservative Party won, returning David Cameron as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
David Cameron won the general election with an outright majority after Labour was virtually wiped out in Scotland and the Liberal Democrat vote collapsed.
Mr Cameron hailed the “sweetest victory” as his party secured the 323 seats needed to form a government without needing to go into coalition.
It came after an electoral earthquake in Scotland, with Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP seeing unprecedented swings and decimating Labour north of the border. Read more