Commenting on the 2015 UK General Election result, ACEVO CEO Sir Stephen Bubb said:
“I congratulate the Prime Minister on his reelection. He now has a solid mandate to deliver the real change our society needs.
“While these are the earliest of days, I am especially pleased by his pledge to build One Nation. This must not be only about Scottish devolution but also about bridging the gulf between the haves and have-nots, accelerating the public service reform agenda to give the poorest in our society real choice and care and supporting our world-leading third sector. One Nation means working with charities, campaign groups and social enterprises that bring people together, listening to them and supporting their leaders to make change happen. They must be unmuzzled and unleashed for the good of our country.
“It is striking that David Cameron was the only party leader to talk about third sector volunteering during the election campaign. His support for charities and social enterprise – a sector that employs over 2 million people – will have been noted by communities all over the country.
“Mr Cameron has a mandate to deliver and we expect great things. I look forward to recommencing our warm working relationship – and to working with new members across all parties, including Labour and the SNP, over the next five years.”