It was one of the most unpredictable and exciting general election in the United Kingdom. So far 601 out of 650 seats were already declared as of the moment and it all looks that UK Election Results is pointing towards a Hung Parliament with Tories as the largest party. Such surprising incidents during the elections were the following:
- Labour is categorically defeated by the Conservatives.
- Peter Robinson, the leader of the DUP and first minister of Northern Ireland, lost his Westminster seat.
- David Cameron has almost certainly failed to secure a majority, although his party came first in the popular vote and in the number of seats.
- The promised Liberal Democrat surge failed to materialise.
- Several high profile scalps were claimed. Peter Robinson, the leader of the DUP and first minister of Northern Ireland, lost his Westminster seat.
- For the Liberal Democrats, high-profile personality Lembit Opik and Dr Evan Harris, the party’s outspoken science spokesman, both lost their seats.
- A small party lik Greens had their first ever MP elected, in the form of Caroline Lucas, party leader, in Brighton Pavilion.
- Education secretary Ed Balls hung on in Morley and Outwood by just over 100 votes but former Home Secretary Charles Clarke narrowly lost to the Lib Dem candidate in Norwich South
With most results in, the Lib Dem vote is up 0.9% on 2005, Labour down 6.5% and the Conservatives up 4%. Turnout is running at 65.2%, a modest increase on the 2005 general election. The current tally?
Liberal Democrat: 51