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First UK coalition government for 70 years

Wednesday, May 12 2010

Gordon Brown announcing his resignation,
Tuesday 11 May, 19:20.
Frame from BBC video.

(Click image to view the video on the BBC’s Election 2010 website.)

I’ve informed the Queen’s private secretary that it’s my intention to tender my resignation to the Queen. In the event that the queen accepts I shall advise her to ask the leader of the opposition to form a government…

David Cameron’s first speech as Prime Minister,
Tuesday 11 May, 20:44.
Frame from BBC video.

(Click image to view the video on the BBC’s Election 2010 website.)

Her Majesty the Queen’s has asked me to form a new government and I have accepted…

Nick Clegg speaking after receiving the go-ahead from senior Liberals to enter into a coalition government with the Conservatives.
Frame from BBC video.

(Click image to view the video on the BBC’s Election 2010 website.)

Tonight the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party and the Federal Executive of the Liberal Democrat Party have overwhelmingly accepted my recommendation that we should enter into a coalition government with the Conservative Party…

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