How to watch General Election 2015 online: Find out who won the General Election. We show you how to keep track of-, watch- and follow the General Election 2015 online. Live General Election results. Updated on 8/5/15 at 9:37am.

You won't have been able to escape the TV, newspaper and online coverage of the General Election 2015. The polls are open, and overnight the information will be flowing in as we find out who gets to form the next government, so here's how to watch General Election 2015 online. Find out who won the General Election.

Who won the General Election 2015?

At the time of writing, the conservative party is on course for a majority in parliament (318 seats) as Labour (228 seats) have been largely wiped out by the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Scotland (56 seats). Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has lost his seat.

The Liberal Democrats suffer major losses across the country losing 46 seats, more than any other party. With a handful of results left to announce, the Green Party and UKIP have one seat apiece.

How to watch General Election 2015 online: live results coverage

All of the major newspapers, as well as broadcasters including the BBC, Sky and Channel 4, will be providing live results on their websites. The BBC coverage will be typically current - and nominally balanced. You can find the BBC's election 2015 page here.

How to watch General Election 2015 online: live TV coverage online

As you would expect, the major TV channels such as BBC, ITV, Chanel 4 and Sky will be broadcasting through the night on 7 May. It's easy to watch most of these channels online by heading to iPlayer, ITV Player and All 4. Sky customers will need to watch via Sky Go.

Channel 4 alternative election

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night show will provide a slightly different take on the election with hosts Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell. Aiming to add some humour and light-heartedness to the serious subject, the show will include comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Roisin Conaty plus special elections of Gogglebox and The Last Leg.

How to watch General Election 2015 online: Social media

For truly up to date, although possibly less accurate information, you could head over to Twitter and Facebook. All the major parties and candidates have official Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. But perhaps more interesting is to follow hashtags such as:

#GE2015

This will keep you up to date with what everyone from politicians to journalists to your humble stay at home voter is feeling about the event as results come in.

How to listen to General Election 2015 online: Radio

The BBC will be providing around the clock coverage of the election on BBC Radio Five Live - available online, via DAB radio and via the BBC iPlayer Radio mopile app.

General election 2015 polls date

The date for the general election 2015 is 7 May.

General election 2015 party tracker

No matter which party you're supporting this year, you can keep track of the opinion poll daily with the below tracker courtesy of the BBC. You can see how the current ratings of Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP – and see how they've been performing all the way back to 2010 if you wish. You can also see key event along the timeline such as ITV's seven-way party leaders' debate earlier this month.

If you head over to the BBC's general election 2015 hub you can up to date with what's going on with a choice of key points and live coverage. There are also handy tabs for constituencies, policy guides and reality check which has a feed of relevant news stories.

General election 2015 candidates

If you're trying to find out who your local candidates are then Google has a great way of quickly finding out. Simply go to Google and type 'general election 2015 candidates' then type your postcode or town name into the box. A list of results will appear showing your local candidates for each party. You can then click on the names to do a Google search for them.

General election 2015 candidates