A devastated Ed Miliband has resigned as leader of the Labour party, saying he is truly sorry for the scale of the party’s crushing defeat.
Whilst most of the post-election focus is on the Conservatives, UKIP and the SNP, it is the Greens who have had some big successes.
Nicola Sturgeon has won an extraordinary landslide victory in the general election in Scotland after the Scottish National party crushed Labour, inflicting a series of humiliating defeats on the party’s leadership.
George Galloway has been reported to the police over claims that he broke electoral law by tweeting an exit poll before voting had finished, according to an official in the Bradford West constituency.
It was a night of shocks and – for a number of well-known political faces – particularly painful defeats, as Labour was crushed in Scotland and the Liberal Democrats, too, lost a number of their star players across the UK, alongside other high profile surprises.
Ed Miliband’s political future is hanging in the balance if the exit poll is correct, senior Labour figures have conceded.
Scottish National party leaders expect the party to wield far greater power at Westminster after the general election by winning seats on key committees and earning substantial Commons speaking rights.
The exit polls commissioned by BBC, ITV and Sky News have the Conservatives on 316 seats, by far the largest party, while Labour are predicted to win 239 seats.
The results are in for the general election's exit poll. Read them here.
Police and election officials in Scotland have issued warnings to polling stations and local commanders after radical nationalists urged voters to photograph their ballot papers and follow ballot boxes to count centres on Thursday night.
Tony Blair has said it would be a “very dangerous experiment” if Jeremy Corbyn or a populist politician like him were to form a government.
Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum has offered to promote a possible debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
Jeremy Corbyn has asked Lord Kerslake, the former head of the civil service, to carry out a review of Labour’s internal structures as part of a package of measures aimed at putting the party on a war footing in case of an early general election.