DAVID Cameron has promised voters “we are on the brink of something special in this country” as he returned to Downing Street as a Prime Minister with a Tory Commons majority for the first time.
The premier saw his seat tally tick over the all important mark of 326, an absolute majority, while he was at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty The Queen.
He paid tribute to Nick Clegg’s work as Deputy Prime Minister and welcomed Ed Miliband’s “typically gracious” concession call earlier today.
Standing in Downing Street in front of the famous black door, Mr Cameron said: “We can make Britain a place where a good life is in reach for everyone who is willing to work and do the right thing.”
Earlier, the Prime Minister and his wife Samantha arrived in a chauffeur-driven limousine at the Queen’s official London residence just before 12.30pm.
The car stopped outside the entrance known as the King’s Door and Mr Cameron was met on its steps by a senior palace aide.
My aim remains simple - to govern on the basis of governing for everyone in our United KingdomConservative party leader David Cameron
The monarch has seen 12 prime ministers head her Government over the decades, from her first, Sir Winston Churchill, to Mr Cameron.
The Queen had arrived at the palace from Windsor Castle about 50 minutes before the meeting.
They met in the same room in which weekly audiences are held between the Queen and the Prime Minister when Parliament is sitting.
The Camerons spent just over 20 minutes with the Queen leaving a few minutes before at 1pm.