General Election: Ed Miliband to resign

Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to stand down today after his party suffered a massacre in the polls.

An exit poll shortly after voting ended revealed the scale of the devastation and sealed Miliband’s fate.

The most senior figure to lose their seat in the election was Miliband’s second in command, Ed Balls.

The key battle ground though was Scotland, where Labour lost 40 seats.

Other prominent Labour figures that lost include Scottish leader Jim Murphy, Miliband’s campaign strategist Douglas Alexander and Margaret Curran.

Miliband described the election as a “very disappointing and difficult night”, and said his party had been overwhelmed by a “surge of nationalism,” the BBC reports.

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