David Cameron has returned to Downing Street with the Tories having defied polls and won the general election.

The Conservatives made gains in England and Wales and are forecast by the BBC to secure 331 seats in the Commons, giving them a slender majority.

Commenting on the outcome of the General Election, Yolanda Rugg, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, said:

“We congratulate David Cameron and the Conservative Party on their election victory, with all Conservative seats retained in Hertfordshire.

 

“Businesses in all parts of the United Kingdom want to see a pro-growth, pro-enterprise programme – building on the positive steps taken, and lessons learned, during the Coalition years. 

 

"The Conservatives now have a clear mandate to take bold and important decisions, and must use it to help British businesses invest and grow. Hertfordshire business stands ready to work with the new government to deliver increased prosperity, jobs and sustained economic growth.”