David Cameron says he wants to bring the country together as one nation as the Conservatives head for a small majority in Parliament.

After a night of election shocks which saw Labour effectively wiped out in Scotland and many high profile Lib Dems ousted, the Conservatives now look set to increase their number of seats enough to form a majority government.

Speaking after holding on to his constituency seat of Witney by an increased majority of 25,155, Cameron said: "This is clearly a very strong night for the Conservative Party. I think we've had a positive response to a positive campaign.

"My aim remains simple, to govern on the basis of governing for everyone in our United Kingdom. I want to make sure our economic recovery reaches every part of our country," he said.

"And above all I want to bring our country together, our United Kingdom together, not least by implementing as fast as we can the devolution that we rightly promised and came together with other parties to agree, both for Wales and for Scotland," he added.

Exit polls predicted the Conservatives will end up with 316 seats after the election, 10 short of a majority. But the BBC suggests that the Tories are on course to win 325 seats, enough for a Commons majority.