The count at Thanet. Photo: Getty
The NS liveblog: General Election 2015 results
By New Statesman - 08 May 13:06

The New Statesman team continue to bring the latest news, analysis - and resignations.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage loses in Thanet South
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 May 10:48

Ukip's disappointment is compounded by its leader's failure to win a seat.

Naz Shah won a landslide victory against Respect's George Galloway in Bradford West. Image: via Facebook.
We now have more black and Asian MPs than ever before
By Barbara Speed - 08 May 10:33

Black and minority ethnic representation in parliament is over 6 per cent for the first time ever, an increase of 50 per cent on last time.  

Nick Clegg has resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Photo: Getty
Nick Clegg resigns as Lib Dem leader. Who will replace him?
By Caroline Crampton - 08 May 10:17

Tim Farron is the most likely candidate.

How many female MPs do we have now?
By Barbara Speed - 08 May 9:43

This election's seen the biggest increase since 1997 - but it's still not speeding us towards equality. 

Canvassing in Battersea, which Labour failed to win. Photograph: Getty Images.
Why did Labour lose so badly?
By George Eaton - 08 May 8:58

The fundamentals - the Tories' advantage on leadership and the economy - reasserted themselves.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls loses his seat in Labour's biggest casualty of the election
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 May 8:29

Tories take Morley & Outwood, in Labour's most shocking defeat.

Caroline Lucas holds Brighton Pavilion, in a good night for the Greens
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 May 7:30

"Most successful election campaign ever."

How many Lib Dems have lost their seats in the 2015 general election?
By Anna Leszkiewicz - 08 May 6:46

The Lib Dems went from 57 to eight seats.

General election 2015 result: David Cameron is set for Downing Street
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 May 6:31

Years of national polls have been defied, as the Tories romp home to a clear victory.

Green party leader Natalie Bennett comes third in Holborn & St Pancras
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 May 5:20

The Green leader beats the Lib Dems in this central London seat, but Labour's candidate, Keir Starmer, romps home.

usiness Secretary is the biggest of the Lib Dem beasts to fall.
Vince Cable loses seat on a terrible night for the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 08 May 5:01

Business Secretary is the biggest of the Lib Dem beasts to fall.

Party says the Tories "will have huge task uniting country" after SNP surge.
Labour concedes that Cameron is set to remain prime minister
By George Eaton - 08 May 2:56

Party close to admitting defeat as it says the Tories "will have huge task uniting country" after SNP surge.

Conservatives forecast to be just 10 seats short of a majority as Labour fall to 239 seats and Lib Dems collapse to 10.
Exit poll: Disaster predicted for Labour as Tories surge to 316 seats
By George Eaton - 07 May 22:30

Conservatives forecast to be just 10 seats short of a majority as Labour fall to 239 seats and Lib Dems collapse to 10.

The war at home: the battle for Ealing Central & Acton
By Anoosh Chakelian - 07 May 17:01

Anoosh Chakelian returns to the London bellwether where she grew up, and finds a fierce battle between Labour and the Conservatives.

Look behind you! Labour pains in Heywood & Middleton
By Stephanie Boland - 07 May 16:13

Ukip came within inches of taking a Labour seat in Heywood & Middleton. Can they go all the way today?

The problem of low pay requires more than simply electing a Labour government
By Dan Holden - 07 May 15:15

The problem of poverty pay and weak income rises won't be solved just by putting Ed Miliband in Downing Street.

Can I take a selfie in a polling station?
By Barbara Speed - 07 May 15:09

No - but they'd love you to take one outside. 

The Minister of Magic isn’t even elected! Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Can wizards vote in Muggle elections? Plus other questions about wizarding democracy
By Anna Leszkiewicz - 07 May 14:30

As Rufus Scrimgeour put it: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today.”

Liberal luck, Nats niggles, and Kwiet Kippers: missed election trends to look out for
By Anoosh Chakelian - 07 May 14:28

As the general election 2015 results unfold, here are a few things that the numbers may have overlooked.

The Conservatives don't have a clue - let alone a long-term economic plan
By Rachel Schraer - 07 May 14:26

The Conservatives want you to think that their programme is nasty but necessary. They're half right.

A fancier polling station than most. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images
Casting your vote may be dull – but the way it adds up is magic
By Ian Leslie - 07 May 13:29

There is a kind of brilliant madness to the idea that the best people to decide the direction of a large country are all of the people that live in it.

A hung parliament. Photo: New Statesman
Leader: The great theme of the election is the future of Britain
By New Statesman - 07 May 13:19

The central argument in favour of our present system – that it guarantees strong and decisive government – was undermined in the 2010 election and will be shattered in this one.

What does the DUP's first demand in a hung parliament mean?
By Ciara Dunne - 07 May 13:16

Peter Robinson has declared his first prerequisite for his party's support in the event of a hung parliament. What does it mean, and how would it work?

Are you excited? Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
The New Statesman's election coverage
By New Statesman - 07 May 13:09

It's finally here! Catch up on our election coverage below and join us overnight as the results come in.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband. Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
The anger of a red prince, the Tories’ image problem and caving in to the Twitter mob
By Jason Cowley - 07 May 12:48

In their different ways, Cameron and Ed Miliband are both ultimate party insiders. We face a hell of a muddle.

The "challengers" TV debate. Photo: Ken McKay/ITV via Getty Images
Broadcasters must be more robust to tackle multiparty Britain
By Roger Mosey - 07 May 12:02

This was the campaign that saw the network media recognition of smaller parties - and they weren't quite prepared.

An English Collective of Prostitutes demo in 2014. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Still deciding who to vote for? Consider sex workers’ rights
By Margaret Corvid - 07 May 11:28

The English Collective of Prostitutes has created a pledge for sex worker rights – find out who supports it.

Ed Miliband, with crown. Photo: Getty/New Statesman composite
Election 2015 Style: Flower Power Ed uses his head
By Justine Picardie - 07 May 10:36

The most successful manifestations of style and fashion may be defined not by conformity, but by otherness, writes Harper's Bazaar editor Justine Picardie.

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