In the best UK election coverage available online, Sky News is reporting David Cameron as the official winner of yesterday’s election – a surprise to most political pundits.
Sky News writes: In an extraordinary General Election, which claimed the scalps of three party leaders within 52 minutes, the Conservatives confounded expectations to win outright, returning Mr Cameron to Number 10.
Speaking on the steps of Downing Street after a meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, Mr Cameron vowed to be the party of the “working people”.
And he pledged to “govern as a party of one nation, one United Kingdom” with more powers for Scotland, in a response to the rise of the SNP, which brings with it the threat of another independence vote and claims that the Conservative Government will have “no legitimacy in Scotland”.
The Prime Minister also said he would deliver on the promised referendum of Britain’s continued membership of the European Union 2017.