Number of seats contested: 650
Number of candidates: 3,971, down slightly since 2010 but second highest since the war.
Number of women candidates: 1033, 26% the largest number and percentage of women candidates at a UK general election.
Proportion of women candidates by party: SNP, 38%; Green Party, 38%; Labour, 34%; Conservatives, 26%; Liberal Democrats 26%; Plaid Cymr, 25%; UKIP, 13%.
Party with largest increase in the number of candidates: The Green Party, 573 candidates up from 310 in 2010.
Party with the largest fall in the number of candidates: The BNP, 8 candidates compared to 325 in 2010.
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Turnout: 66.2%, the highest since 1997 but still the fourth lowest since 1918.
Seat with the highest turnout: Dunbartonshire East, 81.9%.
Seat with the lowest turnout: Stoke on Trent Central, 51.3%.
Average turnout in seats won by Labour: 61.8%.
Average turnout in seats won by the Conservatives: 68.7%.
Turnout was lowest in 18-24 year olds: 43%.
Turnout was highest amongst over 65s: 78%.
Spoilt ballots: 0.3%.
Number of parties winning seats: 11
Number of seats which changed hands from 2010: 111 (Gains: 50 to the SNP; 35 Conservative, 22 Labour).
Number of independent candidates winning seats: 1, Sylvia Hermon, North Down.
Most successful party: the SNP, 95% of candidates elected, compared to 51% of Conservative candidates, 37% of Labour candidates and 1.26% of Liberal Democrats candidates, 0.16% of UKIP candidates.
Number of seats won by the SNP which it did not hold in 2010: 50.
Number of seats SNP won from Labour: 40, and 10 from Liberal Democrats.
Number of seats the SNP won from the Conservatives: 0.
Number of Conservatives’ 330 seats which are in England: 318.
Third largest party in terms of votes: UKIP 3,881,099, 1 seat
Thirds largest party in terms of seats: SNP 56 seats, 1,454,436 votes.
Number of £500 deposits lost by the Liberal Democrats: 340 out of 631 (£170,000), up from 0 in 2010.
Share of the vote & seats
Share of the vote for parties other than the Conservatives: 63.1%.
Share of the vote going to parties other than Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat: 24.9%, a record.
Share of the vote going to parties other than Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP: 20.1%.
Proportion of votes which went to losing candidates: 50%.
Share of the vote won by SNP in Scotland: 50%.
Share of seats won by SNP in Scotland: 95%.
Share of the vote won by the Conservatives in England: 40.9%.
Share of seats won by the Conservatives in England: 59.6%.
Share of the vote won by the Conservatives in Scotland: 14.9%, the lowest of any government since 1945.
Share of the vote won by the Conservatives in Wales: 27.2%, the lowest of any government since 1945.
The party with the largest share of the vote and the lowest number of seats: UKIP 12.6% of the vote, 0.15% of seats (1 seat).
Average number votes per MP elected for UKIP: 3,881,099.
Average number of votes per MP elected for the Conservatives: 34,243.
Majorities, marginal & safe seats
Conservative majority: 11, the fifth smallest majority at a general election since the war, the smallest Conservative majority at a general election since 1852.
The seat with the smallest majority: 27, Byron Davies, Conservative, Gower.
The seat with the largest majority: 34,655, George Howarth, Labour, Knowsley.
Seat won with largest share of the vote: Liverpool Walton, Lab, Steve Rotheram, 72.3%.
Seat won with the smallest share of the vote: South Belfast, Dr Aliasdair McDonnell, SDLP, 24.5%.
Number of MPs elected with more than 50% of the vote: 331.
Number of MPs elected by more than 50% of the total electorate in their constituency: 3.
Number of MPs elected with less than 30% of the total electorate in their constituency: 191.
Number of women elected: 191, 29% of the House of Commons, up from 141 (22%) in 2010.
Number of BME MPs: 41, 6%, up from 27 (4%) in 2010.
Average age of MPs elected in 2015: 51.
Age of youngest MP elected: 20, Mhairi Black, SNP, Paisley and Renfrewhshire South.
Age of oldest MP elected: 84, Sir Gerald Kaufman, Lab, Manchester Gorton.
Number of MPs elected who had never been MPs before: 177 (73 Con, 50 Lab, 49 SNP, 5 others).
Number of MPs from the previous Parliament who were re-elected: 468.
Number of returning MPs who had not sat in the previous parliaments: 5.
Number of University of Lincoln graduates elected: 2, Martin Vickers (Politics, 2004), Con, Cleethorpes; Andrea Jenkyns (International Relations and Politics, 2014), Con, Morley and Outwood.
Members of the House of Lords elected: 0.
Members of the House of Lords created since the election: 59 (as of 11 November 2015).
This post draws on a number of sources, most notably: the BBC general election results page; the House of Commons Library Research Briefing on the General Election, 2015; the Electoral Reform Society paper, The 2015 General Election: a voting system in crisis by Jess Garland & Chris Terry; and the House of Commons Library Research Briefing on Women in Parliament and Government.