For the first time in decades the British electorate have delivered a hung parliament, with no party winning the magic number of 326 seats in the House of Commons, the amount required to command a majority.
Cue frantic negotiations between the Tories and Lib Dems, which have been described as ‘positive and constructive’. Meanwhile Gordon Brown remains our Prime Minster, though his reign looks set to end very soon. With the Tories and Lib Dems consulting their MPs today, a deal looks set to emerge this evening.
Despite Labour attempts to court the Lib Dems, with details of a secret meeting over the weekend now surfacing it seems a Con-Lib pact is the most likely conclusion to this election. Details of the pact are yet to emerge, as is the stance the Tories have taken on electoral reform, a central tenet of Lib Dem policy.