- Conservative 331, Labour 232, the Lib Dems 8, the SNP 56, Plaid Cymru 3, UKIP 1, the Greens 1 and others 19.
- The Conservatives are expected to get a 37% share of the national vote, Labour 31%, UKIP 13%, the Lib Dems 8%, the SNP 5%, the Green Party 4% and Plaid Cymru 1%.
EU ready to hear Cameron ideas, seek ‘fair deal’ for Britain. (Reuters)
Danish prime minister celebrates election of husband in Wales. (Channel4)
Nigel Farage quits as Ukip leader – but leaves door open for return. (The Independent)
Mr Clegg makes an emotional announcement saying the election was the “most crushing blow” to the Lib Dems since they were founded. (Sky News)
Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader. (The Guardian)
Why Britain’s voting system is broken in three simple charts. (The Independent)
SNP’s Mhairi Black: the 20-year-old who beat a Labour heavyweight. She is now the youngest MP since 1667. (The Guardian)
Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, has lost his seat in Renfrewshire East. (Telegraph)