London, May 8: With no party winning the majority, Liberal Democrats have emerged as a crucial piece in stitching together the new government.
Before the results were out Gordon Brown's Labour Party had claimed that they would ally with Liberal Democrats to form a coalition government. Now, the Conservatives, who have won 302 seats in 641-member house, are eying a deal with the Liberal Democrats.
After the results were declared on Friday, May 8, Conservative leader David Cameron reportedly made a "big, open and comprehensive offer" to the Liberal Democrats.
Cameron, who is set to become Britain's youngest Prime Minister, also said that 'outgoing Labour government' had left behind 'terrible problems'.
Stating that the new government must take urgent decisions to repair the 'worst inheritance', Cameron has urged the Liberal Democrats, who have won 56 seats, to work with him.