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# Lib Dems
Ed Davey elected as Liberal Democrat leader
The former cabinet minister defeated Layla Moran to lead the party.
# David Steel
Senior Lord resigns after long-awaited report into historical child sex abuse in Westminster published
An inquiry found politicians “turned a blind eye” to child abuse to avoid scandals.
# Get Brexit Done
Getting it done: how a three-word slogan catapulted Boris Johnson to a historic election win
Boris Johnson’s oft-repeated slogan presented voters with an obvious choice.
# Up All Night
Boris Johnson has led the Tories to a thumping victory. Here's everything you need to know
It was an exhaustive night of counting and a momentous election for the future of the UK.
# Profile
Who is Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem 'girly swot' with her sights set on Downing Street?
Swinson is facing her first election as Lib Dem leader.
# Show Me The Money
Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding
The Tories received 87% of donations over £7,500 in the week after 6 November,
# jo swinson
Lib Dems 'absolutely categorically' rule out putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10
The Lib Dems have 20 MPs and are polling at 16%.
# alternative arrangement
UK opposition parties 'set to offer' Boris Johnson route to snap election before Christmas
Johnson will attempt to call an election for a third time tomorrow.
UK's Lib Dems elect first female leader, as she bids to do everything possible to 'stop Brexit'
“I am ready to take our party into a general election and win it,” new leader Jo Swinson said.
# pro-remain
Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour
The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.
# lib dem
President Higgins pays tribute to 'unique' UK politician Paddy Ashdown who has died aged 77
Ashdown led the Liberal Democrats for over a decade, and helped to broker peace arrangements in former Yugoslavia.
# stepping down
Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith
Farron announced his resignation from the post today.
# third man tackle
'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction
The Liberal Democrats leader is looking to turn his party’s fortunes around in next month’s UK general election.
# spliff strategy
The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another Brexit vote
The UK party launched its election manifesto today.
# shots fired
Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.
# Christianity
Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.
# Fingers crossed
What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?
Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.
# Syria
British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship
The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.
# legalisation
Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax
The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55
The UK politician was opposed to the Iraq War during his time as leader.
# It's Official
Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit - and David Cameron's back at Downing Street
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.
Tories on course for majority, SNP storms Scotland ... and Miliband set to quit
Well, that was interesting.
May 8th 2015, 10:14 AM So, that’s it from’s election liveblog. Things are calming down a little across the UK – as Cameron picks out what tie he’ll wear for his date with the Queen, and Miliband and Clegg prepare to make their...
# While you were sleeping
6 things you need to know after a stunning UK election
The opinion polls were wrong and David Cameron is almost certainly continuing his stint in Downing Street.
# Letter from Liverpool
Was that the most boring election campaign in modern times?
It’s been a lacklustre campaign and the outcome in many constituencies is a foregone conclusion tonight, including in Liverpool.
# Letter from London
The Cork connection to the most marginal constituency in England
Just 42 votes separated the winning Labour candidate and her Conservative rival in 2010. Now a second generation Irishman is targeting the seat for the Tories.
# Pants party
Someone just dropped their trousers in front of Nick Clegg while asking for a selfie
The Lib Dem leader declined.
# going blue
Watch this former party leader call Tories 'b***ards' seven times in four minutes
Paddy Ashdown is not familiar with being on the fence.
# Explainer
What you need to know about the election that no one can predict
In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.
# top crats
Liberal Democrats changed their logo because Joey Essex thought it was 'Liberal DemoCATS'
Shake my damn head.
The Lib Dems released an excruciating Uptown Funk video
Cannot be unseen.
# hot damn
The Lib Dems just released an excruciating Uptown Funk video
# panic on the streets
UK leaders take "unprecedented" step to boost Scottish campaign
All three party leaders have pulled out of Prime Minister’s Questions to head north.
# the war at home
"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets
David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.
# Equality
British politicians vote in favour of same-sex marriage
MPs voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law, despite a split in David Cameron’s Conservative party over the issue.
# United Kingdom
Ex-UK minister faces jail after admitting to perverting course of justice
Chris Huhne made a last minute plea change in court this morning, admitted to perverting the court of justice over a speeding case ten years ago.
# UK
UKIP rises in polls to become UK's third largest party
Polls for a number of British papers show Nigel Farage’s party enjoying 14 per cent of the vote, an all-time high.
# War On Drugs
Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.
# Europe
Nick Clegg and 500 other politicians coming to Dublin for FF-organised conference
The 33rd annual conference of European liberals will be taking place in Dublin next month.
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio
Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago