From the back garden smoking section of a village pub in Cambridgeshire to a vegan cafe in south London, from semi-detached suburbia in the south-east to multi-cultural Leicester, there is one thing most English voters seem to agree on in the wake of the 2015 General Election - Nicola Sturgeon has changed the political landscape south of the border.

Love her or hate her - and they certainly do both, though it seems more hate than love - it is Sturgeon's name which is dominating discussion. And it's a strange phenomenon.

Some right-wing Tories admire her because, regardless of their antipathy to her anti-austerity policies, they like her strength of character and "straight-talking". Among them - bizarrely - she is compared with UKIP's former leader Nigel Farage and Margaret Thatcher.

Meanwhile some liberal and left-wing voters wish Labour in England had been brave enough to run a Sturgeon-like stronger, anti-cuts campaign with more personality and policy than Ed Miliband and his party could muster.

However there is also a growing sense of a sometimes virulent anti-Scottish sentiment from both sides of the political divide.

Some Labour supporters are furious that the Sturgeon landslide has ushered in a Conservative majority government while Tory voters are angrily venting about the presence of the SNP in Westminster, given the party's desire to leave the union. It is getting very nasty indeed.

Ugly "Jockophobia", it seems, is alive and kicking and likely to get worse with the increased influence of the SNP at Westminster.

In my village pub in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday, there was rising anger towards Scots and Scotland, coupled with genuine confusion and ignorance about how Scotland is governed.

I have heard people rage about what they consider to be the disproportionate number of Scottish accents on the BBC or because a shop-worker who served them was Scottish.

One local said: "We should just tell all the Scots to f**k back to Scotland, close the borders, let the oil price go through the floor and leave them to starve. Who cares?

"Why should they get all these MPs in Westminster and then have all the MSPs in their own parliament and MEPs - that means they've got three politicians for every constituency, doesn't it?"

Local businessman Ben Travers, 58, says: "I think Nicola Sturgeon is a communist xenophobe. She hates English people and I hate her for that.

"Her policies would destroy the economy. English taxpayers already subsidise the Scots. I am very worried that there will now be a fifth column Westminster, with the sole agenda of independence for Scotland and I want us to stay together as a union."

Phil Taylor, 43, a Conservative supporter who campaigned vigorously for the Tory candidate in his constituency of Ealing, west London - where Labour won the seat by little more than 200 votes - contends: "I think the language of hate has been used by Sturgeon to be honest.

"I hate the way she says the word 'Tories'; I know she can't help the way she speaks any more than I can but I don't like her accent and I don't like the way she and her party see English people.

"My concern is that we are now going to spend the next five years mithering about details of the union and the constitution rather than focusing on what the country needs as a whole."

It's not just those from the right who feel resentment towards the Scots in the wake of the general election.

Dan Greef, 34, a teacher in London, ran unsuccessfully as the Labour candidate in a Tory seat in England during the election.

He said: "I feel that the SNP used the ideology of the left to manipulate people and bring in nationalism through the back door.

"I have genuine fears about what what this means for the UK and it is heart-breaking that the country is going to be torn apart in this way.

"Scotland is now essentially a one-party state - that can't be good for it as a country. I think people there were cynically manipulated into a protest vote which has meant we now have a Conservative government.

"The Scottish people have sleep-walked into this situation and a lot of people in England are going to feel really angry about that."

Lorna Davies, 24, is a politics student at the London School of Economics.

Sitting in the vegan Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall, south London on the morning after the election, she says: "I consider myself very tolerant and a Labour supporter but it makes me really angry that there was what I consider a protest vote in Scotland that meant the SNP got in at the expense of Labour.

"We're now left with a Conservative government for the next five years, where the SNP can influence what happens to us in England but we can't influence what happens in Scotland."

Of course, this ignores the simple mathematics of the election which showed even if Labour had one every seat in Scotland they still could not have formed a government.

The SNP surge is also triggering calls for voting reform - again. The Greens polled more than one million votes in England while UKIP garnered more than three million - yet each party has ended up with just one MP, bringing two very disparate parties into an unlikely alliance over voting reform.

Davies added: "I'm not anti-Scottish but UKIP and the Greens got more votes in England than the SNP - UKIP and the Greens have one MP each and the SNP has more than 50. How is that fair?"

Green activist Sarah Joyes, 35, from East Sussex, believes her party needs to not only campaign for changes to the system but learn lessons from the way in which the SNP conducted its election campaign.

"I think in England we all worried too much about being too controversial," she says. "Nicola Sturgeon showed you can be bold and people will vote for you.

"I don't think the result will turn English people against the SNP or Sturgeon or Scotland - in fact it could bring us all closer because a lot of English people are going to be relying on those MPs from the SNP to be the voice of reason in Westminster against more cuts to welfare."

Scots in England are already beginning to feel the heat.

Lorna Low, an assistant manager at a care home in Leicester who was born and brought up in Dundee, says: "I've been off work for the last few days but I know when I get back there will be a lot of comments.

"One person said to me recently: "I'd rather live next door to a bunch of P***s than a Jock'. I was so shocked I didn't really know what to say.

"I've seen comments on Facebook about how we should just bog off back to Scotland if we want independence or the SNP. I moved here for work 13 years ago, met my husband here, brought up children here, but I am thinking of moving back to Scotland - if they had voted yes in the referendum last year I would have done so by now."

In Bedfordshire, data manager Kevin Watters, 51, who moved to England from Scotland in 1987 and considers himself "British" says: "I have only ever experienced huge warmth towards the Scots from English people, but I do think this result could lead to a rise in anti-Scottish feeling.

"There is a sense among some people, me included, that we had a referendum on independence last year, Scots voted no, but now we have a party in Westminster that is very clear that it wants independence.

"That makes me feel like a foreigner in my own country. I'm not an expat living in Australia - I'm British, living in a different part of the country from where I was born."

However, there is also admiration for what Sturgeon has achieved.

Jude Sang, whose father was Scottish but lives in Cambridge, says: "I think she is fantastic. The Labour campaign was terrible - it was so timid and I hate to say it, but Miliband was a disaster.

"I know Labour voters who switched to the Greens, or voted red with heavy hearts because they just didn't think he was up to the job or that the party was going to do enough to reverse austerity.

"It didn't really feel like we had much of a choice here. Then you had Sturgeon in Scotland being really passionate, really clearly against the cuts, and she did superbly well.

"There are big lessons to be learned from the SNP."