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UK elections 2015

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Former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy dies

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, has died aged 55. He led the party from 1999 to 2006 and lost his parliamentary seat

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, has died aged 55. He led the party from 1999 to 2006 and lost his parliamentary seat

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Charles Kennedy, former Lib Dem leader, dies

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55. Mr Kennedy lost his seat in Scotland’s Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55. Mr Kennedy lost his seat in Scotland’s Ross, Skye and Lochaber

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Britain's election shines Tory star, leaves others in the dark

Britain’s political landscape has been redrawn, with two leaders cast into the political wilderness and one triumphant survivor — the prime minister

Britain’s political landscape has been redrawn, with two leaders cast into the political wilderness and one triumphant survivor — the prime minister

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London: anti-Cameron demonstrators clash with riot police

Seventeen people have been arrested during an unplanned protest against the re-election of Britain’s conservative prime minister. Demonstrators

Seventeen people have been arrested during an unplanned protest against the re-election of Britain’s conservative prime minister. Demonstrators

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How did Europe react to David Cameron's UK election triumph?

‘Competence versus chaos:’ the slogan believed to have boosted David Cameron to a second term in power as prime minister of the UK. And promoting

‘Competence versus chaos:’ the slogan believed to have boosted David Cameron to a second term in power as prime minister of the UK. And promoting

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Nick Clegg warns against dividing Britain in resignation speech

It appears Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has paid a heavy price for joining a coalition with the Conservatives as his party was virtually

It appears Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has paid a heavy price for joining a coalition with the Conservatives as his party was virtually

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Sturgeon promises a louder voice for Scotland in Westminster

Scottish Nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon may not have a share of power in a Labour coalition government as she had hoped, but the election was a

Scottish Nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon may not have a share of power in a Labour coalition government as she had hoped, but the election was a

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Hugely significant election win in Britain for Conservatives

The 2015 British election has thrown up a stunning result that confounded the opinion polls and returned David Cameron and his Conservatives to

The 2015 British election has thrown up a stunning result that confounded the opinion polls and returned David Cameron and his Conservatives to

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Farage quits as Ukip leader after failing to enter Westminster

To cries from the audience of “Bye Nigel” the Ukip leader Nigel Farage failed in his bid to become an MP, but the wrecking ball he launched into

To cries from the audience of “Bye Nigel” the Ukip leader Nigel Farage failed in his bid to become an MP, but the wrecking ball he launched into

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British voters take stock of ballot box shock

Euronews reporter Sarah Chappell, in London for the British General Election, filed this analysis of the nights dramatic events. “After weeks of

Euronews reporter Sarah Chappell, in London for the British General Election, filed this analysis of the nights dramatic events. “After weeks of

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Cameron's re-election paves the way for a Brexit

UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised a referendum on EU membership if he won a second term in office. Eurosceptism remains high in Britain with

UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised a referendum on EU membership if he won a second term in office. Eurosceptism remains high in Britain with

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Miliband tenders his resignation after Labour's crushing defeat

It has been a disastrous night for the Labour party in Britain who suffered a crushing defeat in the election. In light of his party’s poor showing

It has been a disastrous night for the Labour party in Britain who suffered a crushing defeat in the election. In light of his party’s poor showing

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London stocks surge as Conservatives claim election victory

British financial markets reacted with glee as the Conservatives claimed election victory. Investors breathed a sign of relief as the prospect of a

British financial markets reacted with glee as the Conservatives claimed election victory. Investors breathed a sign of relief as the prospect of a

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UK election: what the media are saying

Across the UK the media is reacting to the shock result of a Conservative majority in the 2015 general election. Here’s what some of them are

Across the UK the media is reacting to the shock result of a Conservative majority in the 2015 general election. Here’s what some of them are

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Clegg resigns in wake of LibDem wipeout

One of the election results that was no surprise was the hammering dealt out to the Liberal Democrats, but it was a disaster of epic proportions for

One of the election results that was no surprise was the hammering dealt out to the Liberal Democrats, but it was a disaster of epic proportions for

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Brussels watches results of UK election for talk of referendum

This week on Europe Weekly, we recap the UK general election results and a promised referendum on its EU membership. Ahead of the eurozone finance

This week on Europe Weekly, we recap the UK general election results and a promised referendum on its EU membership. Ahead of the eurozone finance

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UK election roundup - all you need to know about the results

Here we take a look at the big stories from this exceptionally unpredictable general election. Conservatives Smashing all expectations the

Here we take a look at the big stories from this exceptionally unpredictable general election. Conservatives Smashing all expectations the

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Nine things that happened on UK election night

It was an eventful night in the UK election, here’s a wrap-up of some of the more quirky and unexpected details. 1: There’s a big mismatch between

It was an eventful night in the UK election, here’s a wrap-up of some of the more quirky and unexpected details. 1: There’s a big mismatch between

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Voting with Boris

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and his wife Marina Wheeler leave a polling station in Islington, north London, after casting their votes in the

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and his wife Marina Wheeler leave a polling station in Islington, north London, after casting their votes in the

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Biggest casualties of the UK election

Below is a list of some of the best-known MPs who have lost their seats in the 2015 UK general election. Ed Balls , Labour, former Chancellor of

Below is a list of some of the best-known MPs who have lost their seats in the 2015 UK general election. Ed Balls , Labour, former Chancellor of

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Nationalists on track for landslide win in Scotland

Nationalists are on course for a landslide win in Scotland, obliterating the opposition. The Scottish National Party has taken a string of seats

Nationalists are on course for a landslide win in Scotland, obliterating the opposition. The Scottish National Party has taken a string of seats

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#GE2015: exit poll predicts Tories will take shock lead, but not majority

As counting begins in the UK general election, an exit poll forecasts a shock lead for the Conservatives, although a hung parliament could still be on the cards.

As counting begins in the UK general election, an exit poll forecasts a shock lead for the Conservatives, although a hung parliament could still be on the cards.

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[As it happened] Tories' election win triggers rivals' resignations

David Cameron’s Conservatives won an unexpectedly big victory in the UK’s general election, after nationalists took hold in Scotland. It was

David Cameron’s Conservatives won an unexpectedly big victory in the UK’s general election, after nationalists took hold in Scotland. It was

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Boris Johnson evades media scrum at polling station

Boris Johnson may have hoped to amble quietly to the polling station to cast his ballot in his Islington consitituency in north London, but it turned

Boris Johnson may have hoped to amble quietly to the polling station to cast his ballot in his Islington consitituency in north London, but it turned

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Record turnout on the cards for UK election

People are reporting larger queues than they have ever seen before at some of the 50,000 polling stations now open across the UK. That is on top of

People are reporting larger queues than they have ever seen before at some of the 50,000 polling stations now open across the UK. That is on top of

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London market slips back on hung parliament fears

Fears of an indecisive result in Britain’s general election and a weak government hurt shares in London and helped the European markets down in the

Fears of an indecisive result in Britain’s general election and a weak government hurt shares in London and helped the European markets down in the