Vince Cable, the former business secretary who lost his seat in last week’s election, has said that he will not stand again.
Nigel Farage has suggested he would like to fight a Labour-held seat in a byelection, suggesting he has not given up on entering parliament after his seventh bid to be an MP failed last week.
In contrast to her predecessor Helen Grant, who was unable to name either England’s rugby captain or the FA Cup holders, the new minister for sport does at least know something about her new brief.
This morning, just as jubilant Conservative MPs listened to David Cameron hail their triumph in a House of Commons committee room, Lee Scott was in another part of the building, packing up his stuff.
The former care minister, Norman Lamb, has confirmed his plans to run for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats.
“We need you all to go back,” were the first words that greeted the 56 SNP MPs as they gathered outside the Commons for their first day in Westminster.
David Cameron is drawing up plans to bring forward an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union by a year to 2016 in order to avoid a politically dangerous clash with the French and German elections in 2017.
UKIP may have won only one seat in the election, but they are well placed to make gains in 2020.
Paddy Ashdown, who oversaw the Liberal Democrat election campaign, admitted his party had been entirely blindsided by the result and said it had been “killed” by the inaccuracy of the opinion polls.
Whether or not Ed Miliband was the reason Labour did so badly is up for debate, but it arguably played a part.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has hinted that he would like to see Ed Miliband serve in his shadow cabinet, after appearing alongside the former party leader during a pro-EU event and in interviews.
David Cameron’s hopes of being able to avoid terminal damage to Conservative party unity after the EU referendum campaign were dented on Sunday when two rebel MPs openly called for a new leader and a general election before Christmas.