Vote 2011: Cameron insists coalition can still work
David Cameron has said the coalition will survive - despite their Lib Dem partners being on course for their worst-ever election results.
The party has already lost 300 councillors and has taken a big hit in Scottish and Welsh elections.
The Conservative vote, by contrast, has held up well in the first big test of opinion since the general election.
But the prime minister said: "The reason for having a coalition today is as strong as it was a year ago."
- BBC News