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The United Kingdom general election of 2020 was held on 7 May 2020 to elect the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom. Voting took place in all 650 parliamentary constituencies of the United Kingdom, each electing one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons, the dominant house of Parliament. Local elections took place in most of England on the same day, excluding Greater London. It was the third general election to be held at the end of a fixed term parliament following the enactment of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
Both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party experienced declines in the popular vote to the three other large Britain-wide parties, UK Independence Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens. George Osborne managed to extend the Tory majority by 25 seats, giving the party a much more comfortable lead than in 2015.
The Labour Party were unable to convince the nation of their ability to defend the nation and lost 4.2% of their vote and with it, fourteen seats. As a result Jeremy Corbyn resigned from the Labour Party leadership and was replaced by Dan Jarvis.
Despite losing in the EU membership referendum, UKIP support remained firm under new leader Suzanne Evans who was able to win the party a second seat in the Commons in Thurrock.
The Liberal Democrats made their first increase in seats since 2005, winning three seats back in Cambridge and Eastbourne, taking their total up to 11 seats. Despite a relatively positive result, Tim Farron's leadership would be challenged by Liz Kendall, who had defected from the Labour Party in 2018.
The Green Party benefited from the left's disillusion with Labour's credentials and saw yet another surge in the popular vote, however, they did not win any additional seats.
|Party||Leader||Vote %||Seats (change)|
|Conservative Party||George Osbourne||36.1%||340 (+9)|
|Labour Party||Ian McBradbury||27.0%||218 (-14)|
|SNP||Nicola Sturgeon||4.6%||57 (+1)|
|Liberal Democrats||Tim Farron||8.5%||11 (+3)|
|UKIP||Suzanne Evans||14.8%||2 (+1)|
|Green Party||Amelia Womack||4.8%||1 (-)|
|Other Parties||N/A||3.9%||22 (+1)|