UK Labour, Lib Dems Leaders Resign over Poor Election Showing  

World | May 8, 2015, Friday // 15:36
Bulgaria: UK Labour, Lib Dems Leaders Resign over Poor Election Showing    Britain`s Labour leader, Ed Miliband (C) is greeted by supporters as he arrives at Labour Party headquarters in London, Britain, 08 May 2015. EPA/BGNES

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, the respective leaders of Britain’s Labour Party and Liberal Democrats, have announced their resignations following disappointing results of their parties at Thursday’s general election.

Miliband said he would step down after the Victory in Europe Day commemorations later on Friday and that his deputy Harriet Harman would be interim Labour leader.

Even though Nick Clegg retained his parliamentary seat in the vote, albeit with a reduced majority, he announced his resignation.

"I always expected this election to be exceptionally difficult for the Liberal Democrats given the heavy responsibilities we have had to bear in government in the most challenging of circumstances,” Clegg said.

Nigel Farage announced he is quitting as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) earlier on Friday.



We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: UK, Farage, Miliband, Clegg, labour, Liberal Democrat

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria