UK General Election Results: David Cameron pledges a ‘Greater Britain’

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:47 GMT, May 8, 2015 |

David Cameron has said he will lead a government for “one nation” and will make “Great Britain greater”. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after visiting Buckingham Palace, he said he believed the country was “on the brink of something special”.

The Conservatives secured the 326 seats needed for a majority government, their first such victory since 1992.

Mr Cameron’s rivals Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have all resigned after election disappointment. Labour leader Ed Miliband said he would stand down on Friday, saying his party must “rebuild” with a new leader.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has also said he will quit, with his party set to be reduced from 57 to eight MPs.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is also quitting after he failed to win Thanet South, losing by nearly 2,800 votes to the Conservatives.