As the dust settles following one of the most intriguing elections in recent history, we speak to Professor Tony Travers to discuss the result and what it means for parties across the political spectrum.
What can we expect to see from a majority Conservative government and how will it contrast with their approach in coalition? How big is the rebuilding task ahead of Labour and what are the key factors in the party’s leadership contest? What kind of influence can the SNP exert in Westminster after their impressive result in Scotland? What’s the future for the Liberal Democrats, who’ve seen their Commons presence reduced to just eight MPs? What next for UKIP and the Greens, who’s relatively substantial share of the overall vote only translated to one parliamentary seat each? And finally, how was the national result reflected in the local elections which also took place across much of England? Tony gives his expert analysis.