Wednesday, May 5, 2010

UK 2010 General Election

The Labour Party won the 2005 UK general election with 35.3% of the popular British vote. The Conservative Party was just a few points behind with 32.3% of the votes, but because of the first past the post voting system, the Labour Party had a significant majority with 356 parliamentary seats (MPs) compared to 198 seats for The Conservative Party.

Just over 4 years on with political scandal after scandal, all political polls point to a Conservative win at the 2010 general election with speculation of a possible Hung Parliament (rare in British politics).

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