Gordon Brown has tendered his resignation from the post of Prime Minister to the Queen this afternoon, signalling the end of 13 years of Labour rule. Brown´s premiership has been for three years of that time in government.
Mr Brown stated that it had been a "privilege to serve" during his time in the post. The move comes after talks between the Liberal Democrats and Labour broke down, and it became clear that an alliance could not be formed.
David Cameron of the Conservative party has now gone to the Queen to request permission to form a government, expected to be in partnership with the Liberal Democrats. Harriet Harman has stepped in as Labour leader.