Nick Clegg has officially resigned as the leader of the Liberal Democrats after the party’s collapse in the General Election left them with just 8 MPs.
Clegg was able to hold onto his own constituency of Sheffield Hallam, but the party saw major losses across the UK.
The Lib Dems are reeling today after they were left with just eight MPs, down from 56 in the last election.
The likes of Vince Cable, Danny Alexander and Ed Davey all lost their seats, while the party lost an incredible 336 deposits in seats where they failed to win even 5 percent of the vote.
It’s been pretty disastrous for Clegg and his crew, to be honest, on the back of their decision to form a coalition government with the Tories. A number of broken promises, most significantly not delivering their vows on student tuition fees, have seen swathes of people turn their back on the Lib Dems.
A new leader will now be left to pick up the pieces and they’ll have quite the job on their hands if these results are anything to go by!