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Conservatives defy forecasts to secure victory in UK election

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imageWho knew?Stefan Rousseau/PA

The Conservative Party has won the 2015 UK election with considerably more seats than anyone predicted. After weeks of polling putting it neck-and-neck with Labour, the incumbents have secured 331 seats in the House of Commons – a comfortable majority and many more than Labour’s 232 seats.

Labour had a...

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UK Election 2015: David Cameron back in No 10 as the Conservatives win

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imageDavid Cameron enjoying the moment.Stefan Rousseau/PA

The UK has woken up from an astonishing night in politics. There were shades of 1992, with the opinion polls almost certain of deadlock between the two main parties and ultimately proving to be wrong. There were also shades of 1997, with some very big names falling.

The Conservatives have won the...

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Lib Dem wipeout prompts Clegg to hint he will step down

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imageClegg may have clung on to his seat, but things aren't looking good.Nigel Roddis/EPA

We knew this would be a bad night for the Lib Dems but few predicted it’d be this bad. Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Simon Hughes, Jo Swinson, Ed Davey, Lynne Featherstone and many others have lost their seats. Nick Clegg saw his share of the vote shrink by...

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