Ed Miliband has resigned as leader of the Labour Party saying he takes "absolute and total responsibility" for the party's defeat.
Mr Miliband held on to his Doncaster North seat, but quit after a dramatic election night where his party was virtually wiped out in Scotland and David Cameron was on the way to a Commons majority.
This is not the speech I wanted to give today.
Earlier today I rang David Cameron and congratulated him. I take absolute and total responsibility for the result and out defeat at this election.
Britain needs a strong Labour party and now it's time for someone else to take forward the leadership.
So I am tendering my resignation.
He told them he was looking forward to spending more time with his family and he thanked the British people for their involvement in his campaign.
"Thank you for the selfies, thank you for the support," he said.
"And thank you for the most unlikely cult of the 21st century - Milifandom."
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