Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that there’s been the little matter of a UK-wide election going on, giving Britain’s people the chance to decide who represents them in the Houses of Parliament.
And what an election its been. Now, 56 out of Scotland’s 59 parliamentary seats are occupied by SNP politicians (there were six in the 2010 election), UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Labour’s Ed Miliband and the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg have all stepped down as party leaders, Alistair Campbell said he’d eat his kilt is the SNP got 58 seats, employment minister Esther McVey, er, lost her job and the Conservatives are looking set to bag a majority government, signalling the end of the coalition.
As the results continue to roll in from yesterday’s General Election, we take a look back at some of the best tweets from the last week…
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) May 8, 2015
— That’s Amazeballs! (@KitschKiller) May 7, 2015
Random thought; but why do we use pencils to vote, why not pens? Hope no ones going around with a big rubber changing the votes #election
— Gogglebox Scarlett (@ScarlettMoffatt) May 8, 2015
The count in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/KKr0UKlbBL
— John McInally (@ProducerMac) May 7, 2015
The new UK political map you’re waking up to this morning bears an uncanny resemblance to Maggie Simpson! pic.twitter.com/VWfu3EeP0n
— Dave Hudson (@davehudson1962) May 8, 2015
#GE2015 emoji update: Conservatives 👏 Labour 😢 Lib Dems 😭 SNP 🎉 UKIP 😒
— Tina Daheley (@TinaDaheley) May 8, 2015
— Rick Edwards (@rickedwards1) May 8, 2015
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 8, 2015
People of the internet, you’ve done us proud. Good work!