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Voter Tells Conservative Glyn Davies What He Really Thinks On Ballot Paper... But It Backfires

PA | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK

A returning Conservative MP giggled like a schoolboy after one disgruntled voter drew a penis next to his name on their ballot slip - and the vote was...

Storm Clouds Ahead as Markets Welcome New Government

Angus Campbell | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Campbell

With so many risks on the horizon, the euphoria of this result could fizzle out rather quickly.

Barack Obama Has Sent His Congratulations To David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has congratulated David Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister. In a statement the US President said: "I congratulate Prime Mini...

McVey Loss Is No Compensation as Unemployed Wait for the Pain to Come

Nick Stephenson | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Only the 'haves' will truly enjoy this Conservative majority. For the unemployed the advice must be: that zero hour contract you were offered (and that Iain Duncan Smith wanted to rename)? Even if you can't live on it, you should take it, because the alternative of a civilised period on benefits with quality jobsearch support while you you look for real work is even less likely now.

Small Businesses Speak Out

Ian Morrison | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Ian Morrison

The election result sends a very clear and positive message; the Conservatives understand business. However, there is work to be done and the government must continue to invest in small and particularly micro businesses, i.e. the shop owners, the hairdressers, the local pubs, to ensure they are properly supported and can continue to flourish.

The Question Mark That Made All The Difference In Today's Front Pages

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

As the nation woke to find David Cameron will remain as Prime Minister, many people no doubt expected to see similarly over-the-top front pages to the...

My Reaction to the Conservative Election Victory - A Bullet Dodged

Adam Day | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Day

Small business needs continuing support from the government and I believe that the outcome of the election gives small to medium businesses the best chance at increasing their positions as the employers of tomorrow.

UK Says No to Old Labour

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sayed Bukhari

We were told to expect the tightest election of a generation and it didn't arrive. The Tories won relatively comfortably against all the predictions and polls, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls lost his seat to the Conservatives, and Labour won less seats than Gordon Brown in 2010.

Election Night Claimed Some Really Big Names...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

The General Election is so far shaping up to be one of the most tumultuous in recent history. Various Lib Dem ministers have lost their seats, incl...

Neil Kinnock Really Isn't Happy About How The Election Is Turning Out...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

Neil Kinnock certainly doesn't mince his words; British voters back Conservatives in the General Election because they are "self-deluded", according t...

Who's Winning The 2015 General Election?

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Team | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

The results of the General Election 2015 have been coming in since 11pm Thursday evening and will continue into Friday 8 May. An exit poll has put...

David Cameron Photobombed Again - And This Time It's Elmo

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

We’re not surprised that someone photobombed David Cameron as he arrived at his local polling station to cast his vote in today's General Election. ...

We Need Electoral Reform, Not a New Prime Minister

Jack McSweeney | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack McSweeney

When we voted against electoral reform 4 years ago, we made a choice that silenced the potential voices of millions of people. That's not democracy. In order to reclaim it for the people, we need electoral reform, not a new Prime Minister.

A Heartfelt Plea to People With a Conscience

Ben Stockman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Stockman

Thus far, I have remained uncharacteristically quiet about the election. For those that don't know me, in 2010 I created a Rage-Against-the-Machine for #1 style online group designed to support the Liberal Democrats - the party who have always been closest to my own political ideologies and who were the 'underdog' at the time. If we can get Rage to #1, went my thinking, then why not try and use the same methodologies for the election? Could a huge populist movement help to shape an election?

So Who Will Actually Win The General Election?

Huffington Post Team | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

No-one can predict the outcome of the General Election 2015 with complete certainty, but with less than 24 hours until the result, there are a number ...

IDS Claims He Doesn't Know Where £12Billion Benefit Cuts Will Fall - But Did He Mislead Voters?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

As part of the interesting 'maths' in their manifesto, the Tories have committed to £12 billion more cuts in benefit payments over the next parliament. In interview after interview MPs and ministers have consistently refused to say where these cuts will come from, including multiple times to the BBC's Andrew Neil on The Daily Politics ever since the promise was made.

Explaining The Election Through Game Of Thrones Is Weirdly Spot On

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

The General Election has so far been full of drama, scandalous revelations and admittedly can be hard to follow at times. Which some would argue ma...

The Conservative Party Is the Real Home for Blue Collar Workers

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

One of the things I find most infuriating about politics is the tired old cliché that the Conservatives are the party of the privileged few. As the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives I feel an immense sense of duty to dispel that myth, not least because I believe that it contributes to the sense of alienation that many working people feel about politics.

All The Election Declaration Times In Alphabetical Order

Huffington Post UK/PA | Huffington Post Team | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

Election night 2015 will be one of the biggest political moments since the 2008 crash. What happens over the coming days will define policy making for...

All The General Election Seat Declaration Times In Time Order

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Huffington Post Team | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

Here's Where To Watch The Election Results Live Tonight Election night 2015 will be one of the biggest political moments since the 2008 crash. Wh...

Final Ashcroft Poll Shows It's Down To The Wire For Tories And Labour

PA | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have retained their lead, but it is down by four points, as the parties enter the final days of campaigning, according to the latest...

Ukip Supporter's Photobomb Of David Cameron Is Brilliant, But Mostly Creepy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

Engaged in a lively question-and-answer session with a group of workers - it probably seemed like another perfect photo opportunity for David Cameron....

There Are Many Reasons Why Scotland Is Being Bowled Over by the SNP - and the Other Parties Can't Overcome Those by May 7th

John Perrygrove | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
John Perrygrove

It wasn't supposed to be like this. At least that is the view of Scotland's Unionist parties. Because despite losing last September's referendum on independence by a decent margin the Scottish National Party now appear on course for a landslide victory at next week's general election.

Why Under 18s Need The Right To Vote

Ben Johns | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

I would advise Dave, Ed, Nick and co to listen to Liv and give us under 18's the right to vote. If the voting age isn't reduced to 16 then perhaps an official way to gauge the opinions of under 18's would be a good idea. At least then it would allow us to have our views recognised.

The Independent Has Surprised Its Own Staff With Its Endorsement For This Election

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers & Chris York | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics

Left-wing paper The Independent has surprised nearly everyone - including some of its own staff - by backing victory for the Conservative/Liberal Demo...