The United Kingdom general election, 2020 took place on the 7th May 2020. Voting took place in all 650 parliamentary constituencies in the country, each of which elected one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons. It coincided with local elections in much of England
The election marked the third consecutive victory for the Conservative Party, although it did result in them being seven seats short of a parliamentary majority. The Conservatives had consistently led national opinion polls for much of the last five years, with the Labour Party's campaign being undermined by challenges to its leader Jeremy Corbyn from the party's MPs, as well as a perceived lack of economic credibility. The Scottish National Party also fared well at the polls, retaining all but five of the seats it had won at the previous election. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats also made modest gains, taking ten seats, primarily from the Conservatives. UKIP and the Green Party were both able to hold their respective seats, but did not enjoy the same national exposure or popularity as they had at the previous election.
The election resulted in a hung parliament, with the Conservatives forming a minority government, thanks to a confidence and supply agreement with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. As a result, George Osborne was able to continue as Prime Minister for his first full term. In the aftermath of the election, the leaders of both the Labour Party and UKIP resigned. Jeremy Corbyn was succeeded by Chuka Umunna, whilst Tim Aker took over UKIP's leadership from Nigel Farage.
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