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Summary

  1. Michael Gove is new Justice Secretary as David Cameron puts Conservative cabinet together
  2. Nicola Sturgeon tells BBC David Cameron must go further than Smith Commission devolution plans
  3. Lord Mandelson tells Andrew Marr Show, Labour is 'back in the 1980s'
  4. Possible Labour leader hopeful Liz Kendall and Douglas Carswell on Sunday Politics at 1.30pm
  5. Chuka Umunna and Tristram Hunt also set out why they are considering standing for Labour leadership

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By Tom Espiner and Justin Parkinson

All times stated are UK

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Sunday's recap

That's it for the politics live page for tonight. Here's a recap of the top stories as Sunday draws to a close:

  • David Cameron will pledge tomorrow to "renew a sense of fairness" in society as he addresses Conservative backbenchers for the first time since the election
  • Iain Duncan Smith will stay as work and pensions secretary in Mr Cameron's new cabinet. Earlier, it was announced Michael Gove will be justice secretary and Mark Harper chief whip
  • Lord Mandelson warned earlier that Labour needs a profound rethink about its future
  • Liz Kendall said she wants to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader, while backbencher Dan Jarvis rules himself out of the race
  • SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon called for new tax and welfare powers to be devolved to Scotland as a "priority"
  • UKIP's only MP, Douglas Carswell, ruled himself out of the running to replace Nigel Farage as leader

Gove reaction

Spectator editor tweets

I love it. Hours after Michael Gove is appointed Justice Secretary, a petition emerges demanding his resignation.

I love it. Hours after Michael Gove is appointed Justice Secretary, a petition emerges demanding his resignation.

IDS reaction

Following his reappointment to the cabinet as work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to complete the vital welfare reforms that have already helped so many people back into work.

"The completion of Universal Credit will ensure work always pays, and will improve the incomes of those on low salaries."

Independent front page

Monday's Independent: Blairites fight to stop union favourite Burnham becoming new leader #tomorrowspaperstoday

Monday's Independent: Blairites fight to stop union favourite Burnham becoming new leader #tomorrowspaperstoday

Jarvis on Labour

Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis, who explains his decision not to stand for the Labour leadership in a column in the Times , also gives his take on Labour's election failure.

"It was a judgment on our failure to move out of the comfort zone of critiquing the Tories and instead set out a positive alternative," he says.

"The Labour Party has no divine right to expect the support of the British people. We have to earn it."

And he notes:

Put London to one side and more people have walked on the moon than the number of Labour MPs elected across the South West, South East and East of England.”

Guardian front page

Monday's Guardian front page: Miliband under fire as Labour seeks new way #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

Monday's Guardian front page: Miliband under fire as Labour seeks new way #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

Cabinet posts

Iain Duncan Smith is to remain as work and pensions secretary in David Cameron's cabinet, No 10 has announced.

Baroness Stowell also retains her post as leader of the Lords, and is promoted to full member of the cabinet.

Labour rebuffs Galloway claim

The Labour Party has described as "pathetic and without any foundation" claims made by George Galloway of "widespread malpractice" during the campaign for the Bradford West seat.

The Respect Party leader, who lost his seat to Labour's Naz Shah in a bitterly fought contest, said he was "in the process of compiling the information which will form part of our petition to have the result set aside". The claims relate to postal voting, he said.

But a Labour spokesman responded: "George Galloway should accept he was booted out by the people of Bradford West."

FT front page

Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Mon May 11

Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Mon May 11

More on Dan Jarvis

Chris Mason

Political Correspondent

"Dan Jarvis is very highly regarded within the Labour movement. A former solider who served in Afghanistan, he's seen as someone with plenty of ideas for Labour's future.

"However, he lost his wife to cancer, he has young children and he felt that attempting to bring them up while being leader of opposition was too much of juggling act."

Jarvis out of Labour running

Dan Jarvis, mooted as a potential successor to Ed Miliband as Labour leader, has ruled himself out of the running. The Barnsley Central MP cited family reasons for not standing in the leadership campaign.

Women in charge

Channel 4 News political correspondent tweets

With Harriet Harman, Sal Brinton & Suzanne Evans all now acting leaders, 6 of Britain's 7 main political parties are currently led by women

'Champagne socialist'

You might have seen actor and singer Charlotte Church brandishing this placard and attacking the Conservatives at the anti-austerity rally in Cardiff yesterday.

Charlotte Church with a placard at an anti-austerity rally
Matthew Horwood/Wales News Service

Well, it's earned her a stern rebuke from the party's leader in Wales. Andrew RT Davies told BBC Wales: "It's champagne socialists standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

"To denigrate the electorate, who has just spoken, within 48 hours of the election, is slightly unfortunate and unbecoming."

Galloway challenges result

George Galloway
AP

Former Respect MP George Galloway has tweeted that he's launched a legal challenge against the election result in Bradford West. He writes: "We've begun legal proceedings seeking to have result of the Bfd West election set aside. I cannot therefor discuss my own election for now."

Mr Galloway lost the seat by more than 10,000 votes. That was despite the Labour campaign facing setbacks including the resignation of its original candidate.

'Non-denial denials'

Financial Times chief political correspondent tweets

Some timeless leadership non-denial denials of the past. From Matthew Parris's "Read My Lips."

Some timeless leadership non-denial denials of the past. From Matthew Parris's "Read My Lips."

Membership surges

Spectator blogger tweets

Isn't it normal for losing parties to have membership surges? Lots of big Tories joined party in 1945

The Liberal Democrats say more than 5,000 people have signed up as members since their rout in Thursday's election.

Social media a 'powerful enabler'

Dr Fergal Monaghan, a data scientist at Adoreboard who led the study we referred to earlier (see 18:48 BST post), says social media played a critical role during the election.

Social media and the information available online has become a powerful enabler of democracy, levelling the playing field for smaller and newer parties."

Dr Monaghan adds: "Top-down blanket canvassing like leafleting has been replaced by bottom up canvassing where politicians must listen to an electorate of tech-savvy and often political sceptics."

Cameron on Europe

During his brief interview with Channel 4 News earlier, Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about his plans for a new deal with the EU.

The first thing is to get the renegotiation going and we will be doing that very soon, getting on with that. I have already made some calls to European leaders. I'm confident we are going to get the right result."

David Cameron

Tweet success

Nicola Sturgeon on her phone
AP

SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was the most popular UK politician on Twitter during the election, according to a study. Data scientists Adoreboard said Ms Sturgeon was 14 points ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron. Mrs Sturgeon's Twitter handle received more than 163,000 mentions, 71% of them positive. The PM's Twitter handle had 145,405 mentions, 64% positive, the researchers said.

Where now for #edstone?

Ed Miliband with edstone
PA

It was intended to be Ed Miliband's permanent reminder of his promises to the British people if he was elected PM. But what happens to Ed Miliband's stone now?The Telegraph has been tryingto find its creator.

Vince Cable tweets. And tweets.

The Independent

What does a former MP do with their spare time? If you're Vince Cable, replying to well-wishers on Twitter appears to be a useful way to ease the pain. The Independent has more.

Danczuk on Labour's future

The Daily Telegraph

A number of Labour MPs have been considering the party's performance in the election in the newspapers and on the airwaves today. On the Telegraph website, Simon Danczuk has his say.

There’s no point Labour activists grumbling about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and the right-wing press and trying to make excuses. This insults voters’ intelligence and ignores an obvious truth that’s been staring us in the face for some time."

Simon Danczuk

PM on Scotland

Channel 4

In an interview with Channel 4 News, the prime minister said it was time to bring the UK together. He said he was "very confident" he would not be the last prime minister of the UK.

Now what we need to do is bring the United Kingdom together. We are going to do that by delivering the devolution settlement in Wales, delivering the devolution settlement in Scotland, keeping all the pledges that were made."

'Labour hustings'

Labour's next annual conference should be an election hustings for the party's leadership candidates, says Jon Ashworth, a member of its National Executive Committee.

He said it would give party members and the country the chance to see and hear how each candidate performs before the leadership ballot of the wider membership.

Ashworth, the MP for Leicester South, says he will press for the conference hustings when the NEC meets to make arrangements for the leadership contest.

He also said it was important the party didn't rush into electing a new leader.

Labour's woes in Scotland

All the SNP MPs
Getty

One of the biggest stories of election night was the SNP tsunami in Scotland. But why did it happen? Over on the Observer website, Kevin McKenna reckons that Scottish Labour only has itself to blame.

There were many staging posts along the road to its perdition; each of them carried a stark warning to turn back from this path they had chosen and each was ignored by London party chiefs."

Financial implications

Financial consequences of the @theSNP tsunami: Around £1.6m will be spent on severance pay for outgoing Lab/LibDem MPs in Scotland alone!

Lib Dem timetable

The Liberal Democrats have set out the timetable for their leadership election. Nominations will open on 13 May and close on 3 June. Ballot papers will be sent out on 24 June and must be returned by 15 July. The winner will be declared on 16 July.

Labour leadership

We need a lship contest that tests all contenders. As NEC member I'm pushing for a long contest that allows all give speeches at Conference

England 'too large' for federalism

Former Scottish Secretary Malcolm Rifkind has been speaking about the future of the UK. He has called for a Royal Commission, saying a truly federal system won't work because of England's size.

You can never have a truly federal system like the United States or Germany because England is too large. England is 85% of the United Kingdom. You can't have an English Parliament and England does not want to be sub-divided into regions, each with their own parliament."

Malcolm Rifkind

However, Sir Malcolm adds: "You could go some way in that direction. You can have a quasi-federal system. Because you don't need uniformity."

Hurry up, urges Mulholland

Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland is unhappy at the timescale set for his party's leadership contest. "We must not - and will not - wait till July to have a new leader in place," he says. "We need strong leadership now."

A long night made short

Dave Lee, BBC technology reporter

Here's a time lapse of the @BBCNews homepage during Election night (set to the obvious music) bit.ly/1PziZIx

Lib Dems 'will have new leader soon'

The Liberal Democrats will have a new leader before Parliament breaks up for summer. Nominations will open on Wednesday. To get on the ballot a contender must secure the endorsement of 10% of MPs - now less than one person, as there are only eight following the general election - as well as 200 members from at least 20 local parties.

Polls-defying pensioner still prizeless

A pensioner who bet £30,000 on a Conservative majority in the general election has yet to collect his £240,000 winnings. Ladbrokes says there has been no sign of the customer since he placed the wager at odds of 7/1 in Glasgow on 29 April.

PM on parade

David Cameron and Prince of Wales
PA

David Cameron continues to take part in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Democracy for sale?

The World at One

BBC Radio 4

Baroness Williams
BBC

Liberal Democrat Baroness Williams earlier told The World This Weekend that democracy had been up for sale in the election - with many high-profile Lib Dem MPs "decapitated" by the power of money.

There was a decapitation strategy on the Conservative side, and then also on Labour's side, like for example the extraordinary targeting of Simon Hughes, long-standing and much beloved member of Parliament for Bermondsey. So I think what one's looking at is not just, you know, the normal swings and balances of politics. I think we're looking at something much worse, which is what I've seen in the United States as a Harvard professor on the subject, namely the selling of democracy.

Baroness WilliamsLib Dem

Lib Dem future plans

Baroness Brinton
BBC

Lib Dem president Baroness Brinton says the party is "very clear" it would have to be "very careful" about joining any coalition in future. Some defeated Lib Dem MPs have already been out campaigning, she adds. Only five years to go...