A very shocking and IMO disappointing result - it's certainly not how I thought the election would turn out. David Cameron got into an argument with a Newsbeat presenter last week who said he couldn't get a majority and how it would be a hung parliament, and at the time I thought Cameron was being almost naive to think he could end up with a majority. However, it turns out Cameron was correct, and I'm sure Radio 1's Chris Smith is glad that he didn't take him up on his offer of a £100 bet!
The main reason I didn't expect the Conservatives to do particularly well was because Cameron did not have a good campaign. He didn't win the debate, was mocked for not turning up to any further ones, and Ed Miliband seemed to be greatly improving in the run up to the election, as he came across well in a number of interviews and he generally seemed to be getting more popular. In fact, by the end of the campaign I thought Cameron seemed quite desperate, because some of his speeches began to sound quite angry, and not in the passionate way I think that will have been intended. Either way, we have our result and we'll have to live with it for the next five years!
Lots of people on election night talked of electoral form, and that's something I'm split on. On the one hand, a move to a PR system will massively advantage UKIP, with my favourite thing about FPTP being that UKIP only ended up with a single seat as a result of it. Additionally, most forms of PR mean that we lose our constituency MPs, which is something I'd like to see stay. However, the system is ultimately not representative of the actual vote, and that isn't acceptable - something needs to change.
On the bright side, Russell Brand has taken a blow to his self esteem that will hopefully reduce his involvement in politics from now on. He thought he had some sort of power to help decide who would govern by suddenly jumping behind Miliband, but ultimately he changed nothing, and it just seems a bit embarrassing for him.