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|United Kingdom general election, 2015|
| All 650 seats in the House of Commons
326 seats needed for a majority
|7 May 2015|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||David Cameron||Ed Miliband||Nicola Sturgeon|
|Party||Conservative Party||Labour||Liberal Democrats (UK)|
|Leader since||6 December 2005||25 September 2010||14 November 2014|
|Leader's seat||Witney||Doncaster North||Did not stand|
|Party|| Liberal Democrats (UK)
|Leader since||18 December 2007|
|Leader's seat||Sheffield Hallam|
Prime Minister before election
Subsequent Prime Minister
The United Kingdom general election of 2015 was held on Thursday 7 May 2015 to elect members to the House of Commons. The election took place in 650 constituencies across the United Kingdom under the first-past-the-post system. The Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, claimed the majority and ended the collation government.
Polling had consistantly shown the Tories trailing Labour. Many believed that the Conservatives and LibDems alike would be damaged for the unpopular collation Government.
The world was shocked on election day when, in spite of dismal poll numbers, the Conservatives took the majority. Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats suffered a net loss of 48 seats, devestating their representation in the Commons. The Green Party of England and Wales retained its seat in the Commons.
P.C- 3 (-)
GREEN 1 (-)