UK General Election 2015
08 May 201516:34 GMT
PM Cameron said that he would keep George Osborne as Chancellor of the Exchequer, the top finance minister, in his new government.
Osborne served as Cameron's chancellor throughout his first five-year term, overseeing the recovery of the country's economy after the financial crisis.
- 16:32 GMT
Philip Hammond will be reappointed Foreign Secretary, David Cameron announced after winning the country's general election.
- 16:30 GMT
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon will keep his position in the new UK cabinet, re-elected PM David Cameron announced.
- 16:15 GMT
The UK’s re-elected prime minister, David Cameron, has reappointed Theresa May as Home Secretary.
May has held the position since 2010, in Cameron’s previous cabinet.
- 15:46 GMT
The final results of the Britain's national election have been released by the UK's Electoral Commission:
Seats Popular vote Conservative Party 331 36.9% Labour Party 232 30.4% Scottish National Party 56 4.7% Liberal Democrat 8 7.9% Democratic Unionist Party 8 0.6% Sinn Fein 4 0.6% Plaid Cumry 3 0.6% Social Democratic & Labour Party 3 0.3% Ulster Unionist Party 2 0.4% UKIP 1 12.6% Green Party 1 3.8%
- 13:14 GMT
European Council President Donald Tusk expressed hope that Britain will remain an EU member under re-elected UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Britain played a key role in ensuring that Europe had a “common sense agenda,” emphasizing the need for a competitive economy, an effective single market and free trade, Tusk said in a statement.
"I count on the new British government making the case for the UK's continued membership of the European Union. In that I stand ready to help," he stressed.
"I am deeply convinced that there is no better life outside the European Union, for any country. A better EU is in the interest not only of Britain, but of every member state," Tusk added.
- 13:06 GMT
According to George Eaton, Political Editor of the New Statesman, Cameron's victory is historic.
Cameron is the first PM since 1900 to have been in power for more than 18 months and to have increased his party's vote share.— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) May 8, 2015
- 12:39 GMT
Labour MP Tom Watson, who was a Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2009, has said he will consider standing for deputy leader of the Labour Party after current incumbent Harriet Harman stands down.
- 12:37 GMT
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband, who resigned this morning after his party suffered a humiliating defeat in the general election, has tweeted that it has been an "utmost privilege" to serve as party chief.
It has been the utmost privilege to serve the Labour Party as leader. This is the resignation speech I just gave: https://t.co/UtpI9rwQHz— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) May 8, 2015