Britain's election: DPM Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrat leader after vote plunge

Britain's Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg walks off the stage after winning his seat in Sheffield, May 8, 2015.-- PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg walks off the stage after winning his seat in Sheffield, May 8, 2015.-- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has resigned as the leader of the Liberal Democrats after the party won only eight seats in the May 7 election, a dramatic plunge from its previous 57 seats.

"The results have been crushing," Clegg, who was the deputy prime minister for five years under David Cameron, told supporters.