And no real surprise, I'd say. I can't see any good reason to have an election - the government has a majority and we don't elect presidents.
It does raise the question as to whether the current system of flexible election times makes sense. Fixed term parliaments would be more stable and give less power to the government in charge to manipulate events - even if they make a pigs ear of doing so!
But both the major parties like to play their games so I'm not expecting an outbreak of common-sense any time soon.