United Kingdom general election, 2015 (DTR's Projection)

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United Kingdom general election, 2015
All 650 seats in the House of Commons
326 seats needed for a majority
May 7, 2015
Turnout 63.1%
First party Second party Third party
Ed Miliband DavidCameron Nick Clegg by the 2009 budget cropped
Leader Ed Miliband David Cameron Nick Clegg
Party Labour Party (UK) Conservative Party (UK) Liberal Democrats
Leader since September 25 2010 December 6 2005 December 18 2007
Leader's seat Doncaster North Witney Sheffield Hallam
Last election 258 306 57
Seats won 321 292 18
Seat change Increase 63 Decrease 13 Decrease 39
Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Nigel Farage Natalie Bennett
Party UKIP Green
Leader since November 5 2010 September 3 2012
Leader's seat South Thanet
Holborn and St. Pancras
Last election 0 1
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Incumbent Prime Minister
David Cameron
Conservative Party (UK)
Subsequent Prime Minister
Ed Miliband
Labour Party (UK)

The United Kingdom general election of 2015 was held on May 7 2015. Voters in 650 constituencies (also known as seats) elected 1 Member of Parliament (MP) to represent them in the House of Commons under the First-past-the-post system. Once again, there was another hung parliament where no party was able to win the 326 seats needed for a majority.


In the 2010 general election the centre-right Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, formed a coalition government with the centrist Nick Clegg led-Liberal Democrats, under several conditions published in an agreement. In 2011 Clegg then announced the Fixed-Term parliaments bill in order that the coalition would last the full 5 years outlined in the agreement. This became law in September 2011 and the next election date was announced for May 7 2015.


Ed Miliband led Labour to victory but was 5 seats short for a majority. The Conservatives lost many of their gains in marginal constituencies and the right-wing UKIP was blamed for splitting the vote. The Liberal Democrats were wiped out and many prominent members of the party, such as Chairman Tim Farron, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Business Secretary Vince Cable, Deputy Leader Malcolm Bruce as well as Nick Clegg, all lost their seats. UKIP were able to substantially increase their share of the popular vote but the First-past-the-post system meant that this did not translate into any seats. A Labour minority government was then formed a week later, as the Liberal Democrats declined to participate in a second coalition.


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