“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.
Jessica Ennis-Hill could delay her return to the heptathlon until later in the summer after running a disappointing time on her comeback, her coach, Toni Minichiello, has revealed.
The Liberal Democrats are seeking to move quickly from their near-wipeout in the election by choosing a new leader by mid-July, in a contest expected to be a head-to-head between Tim Farron and Norman Lamb.
The Scottish National party’s new MPs are in talks about replacing the Liberal Democrats as the third party in the House of Commons – including taking over the plush office used by Nick Clegg, chairmanships of select committees and opposition parliamentary time.
Iain Duncan Smith is to press ahead with his controversial welfare reforms after David Cameron confirmed that the former Conservative leader would remain in the cabinet as the work and pensions secretary.
The Labour party made a bad mistake when it abandoned its campaign to create an era of One Nation politics after the idea was “written off as a failed brand”, the shadow cabinet minister Ivan Lewis has said.
Daybreak in middle England was warm and cloudless and full of possibilities on Friday.
“If we are victorious in one more battle... we shall be utterly ruined.”
As the initial indications on Thursday night pointed towards a narrow win for remain in the EU referendum, the official leave camp began quietly briefing against Nigel Farage.