Archive: General Election 2010

Mandelson: 'The Tories are going to win'

Bad body language: The secret cost of Labour's coalition negotiation

The disrespectful body language of Labour's negotiating team was one of the reasons that a Lib-Lab coalition became impossible in 2010, new memoirs have revealed.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Election court will sit in Saddleworth

    Court challenge to Saddleworth result begins

    Shadow immigration minister Phil Woolas faces a five-day fight in court to save his Oldham East and Saddleworth seat from his Liberal Democrat challenger.

  • Tory leaders leave the Cabinet Office during coalition negotiations

    Coalition rewrites post-election history

    David Cameron has denied misleading Conservative MPs during coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats, insisting he did not tell them Labour was offering Nick Clegg's party electoral reform without a referendum.

  • New politics: The 2010 election was one of the most dramatic in recent history

    Feature: Election Aftermath

    politics.co.uk picks up the pieces after one of the most exciting and dramatic general elections in recent history.

  • Media scrum - but is anyone winning?

    Election aftermath: The media

    In the first of a special week-long assessment of the general election, politics.co.uk looks at what the campaign taught us about the role of the media.

  • David and Samantha Cameron enter No 10

    Coalition PM Cameron enters No 10

    David Cameron has entered No 10 as prime minister, after a day of negotiations in which the details of a full Conservative-Lib Dem coalition were finalised.

  • Gordon Brown resigns this evening, flanked by his wife Sarah

    Gordon Brown resigns as PM

    Gordon Brown has quit as prime minister, following the emergence of an expected Liberal Democrat-Conservative pact.

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