Brown resigns as PM, Cameron to be invited to form government

The BBC report says it all

Gordon Brown has announced he is resigning as UK prime minister.

Mr Brown is on his way to officially tender his resignation to the Queen, and recommend that Conservative leader David Cameron should succeed him.

Adds As the Guardian’s live-blog notes, Brown’s resignation as leader of the Labour Party “will take effect immediately”.

And Full resignation statement here

Update David Cameron becomes the new UK prime minister.

Cameron’s statement on arriving at Downing St.

Real change is not what government can do on its own.

Real change is when everyone pulls together, comes together, works together, when we all exercise our responsibilities to ourselves, to our families, to our communities and to others.

And I want to help try and build a more responsible society here in Britain, one where we don’t just ask, ‘Where are my entitlements?’ but, ‘What are my responsibilities?’ Where we don’t ask, ‘What am I owed?’ but more, ‘What can I give?’