The Tories left power-sharing talks with the Liberal Democrats today, declaring "further progress" had been made towards deciding if David Cameron could seal a deal to take him to No 10.
Shadow foreign secretary William Hague, speaking after 90 minutes of negotiations at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, told reporters: "We have made further progress in our meeting with the Liberal Democrats this morning.
"We are now going to report back to David Cameron again, and have meetings with our parliamentary colleagues.
"The negotiating team are working really well together."
Mr Hague, with shadow chancellor George Osborne and party policy chief Oliver Letwin then crossed the road to Parliament, where a growing number of MPs of all parties were gathering.
The Lib Dems also said good progress had been made at today's talks.