The United Kingdom general election of 2030 was held on 2 May 2025 to elect the 59th Parliament of the United Kingdom. Voting took place in all 600 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 fourth general election to be held at the end of a fixed term parliament following the enactment of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

Background Edit

The Conservative government, which was now led by Prime Minister Theresa May after the surprise mid-term resignation George Osborne in 2028, was returned as the largest party in a hung parliament, with Labour gaining 33 seats after ten years under leader Liz Kendall. While Kendall was responsible for 46 gains over two general elections, which resulted in a hung parliament, she resigned as Labour Leader after the distant lead of the Conservatives over Labour became apparent. The Liberal Democrats lost 2 of the 4 seats they won 5 years earlier, resulting in 2 seats, which was regarded as a near-extinction of the party. The SNP, under the leadership of First Minister John Swinney, won all 52 seats in Scotland, accomplishing the feat for the first time in the party's history. UKIP lost nearly 2/3rds of its 2025 support after their disastrous performance in the 2029 European elections. Meanwhile, the Green Party won the vote of nearly 1 out of 10 people in the country, however, those votes translated into no seats.

Five days after the election, May announced the formation of a 3-party coalition government, which was still 3 seats short of a majority, between the Conservatives, Northern Ireland's DUP, and the Liberal Democrats, with May continuing as Prime Minister, DUP Westminster Leader Nigel Dodds as Deputy Prime Minister, and interim Lib Dem leader David Laws, who returned to Parliament as an MP in 2020, as First Secretary of State.

Results Edit

  • Con (Theresa May) - 289
  • Lab (Liz Kendall) - 238
  • SNP (John Swinney) - 52
  • LD (Alistair Carmichael) - 2
  • UKIP (Nigel Farage) - 0
  • Green (Shahrar Ali) - 0
  • Plaid Cymru (Leanne Wood) - 2
  • Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst) - 1
  • Northern Ireland - 16