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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
Turnout 66.1%
First party Second party Third party
Leader James Harrison David Cameron Ed Milliband
Party Liberty Party Conservative Party Labour Party
Leader since 22 November 2009 6 December 2005 25 September 2010
Leader's seat Burton Witney Doncaster North
Last election 2 306 258
Seats after 511 54 44
Seat change 11px-Increase2.svg 509 11px-Decrease2.svg 252 11px-Decrease2.svg 214
Prime Minister before election
David Cameron
Conservative
Subsequent Prime Minister
James Harrison
Liberty
The United Kingdom general election of 2015 was held on 7 May 2015 to elect the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom. Voting took place in all 650 parliamentary constituencies of the United Kingdom, each electing one Member of Parliament to seats in the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament. In addition to the general election, local elections took place in most of England, with the exception of Greater Manchester.

The election was overshadowed by the expected domination of the Liberty Party, opinions polls expecting them to finish off with between 380 and 520 seats. The election saw several election records broken most of which were from the Liberty Party, they were the first ever party to ever win and gain over 500 seats in a single election. The extreme losses of the Conservatives and Labour marked the first time two parties had lost over 200 seats in a single election and the Conservatives lost a record 252 seats. More incredibly the Liberty party who won the election with 511 seats only won 2 back in 2010.

Date of the electionEdit

TimetableEdit

Monday 30 March Dissolution of Parliament (the 55th) and campaigning officially began
Saturday 2 May Last day to file nomination papers, to register to vote, and to request a postal vote
Thursday 7 May Polling day
Monday 18 May New Parliament (the 56th) assembled
Wednesday 27 May State Opening of Parliament

ResultsEdit

After all 650 constituencies had been declared, the results were:

Party Leader Votes Seats
Liberty Party James Harrison 26,748,832 (57.6%)
511 (78.6%)
511 / 650
Conservative Party David Cameron 3,198,441 (6.9%)
54 (8.3%)
54 / 650
Labour Party Ed Miliband 2,860,194 (6.2%)
44 (6.8%)
44 / 650
Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon 1,003,291 (2.2%)
30 (4.6%)
30 / 650
Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg 632,744 (1.4%)
3 (0.5%)
3 / 650
Democratic Unionist Party Peter Robinson 772,193 (1.7%)
2 (0.3%)
2 / 650
UK Independence Party Nigel Farage 1,338,237 (2.9%)
1 (0.2%)
1 / 650
Green Party Natalie Bennett 1,758,595 (3.8%)
1 (0.2%)
1 / 650
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood 785,392 (1.7%)
1 (0.2%)
1 / 650
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 1,001,292 (2.2%)
1 (0.2%)
1 / 650
Ulster Unionist Party Mike Nesbitt 657,389 (1.4%)
1 (0.2%)
1 / 650
Social Democratic & Labour Party Alasdair McDonnell 1,003,211 (2.2%)
1 (0.2%)
1 / 650