Election 2015: UK goes to polls today
Having opinion ballot still finely equalized, the outcome of the British General Election is still anybody’s guess.
A week ago, assumption polls revealed the two biggest parties, Conservatives and Labour, matching each other with each attracting 34% support.
Recently, the Conservatives have outlined slightly ahead with the Conservatives slightly ahead at 34 % against Labour’s 33 %.
In these situations the smaller parties will hold the key to who manages to if their larger counterparts fail to reach the finishing line of 325 where one party has more than the other parties put together.
If no party handles to get enough MPs to get through enough MPs to form a majority on its own the resulting hung parliament – just as enough in the 2010 elections will result in talks to form a coalition with either Conservative leader or Labour leader Ed Miliband seeking backing to propel themselves into power at 10 Downing Street.
In the leaving Parliament, the Liberal Democrats with 56 seats were the single largest of the smaller parties, followed by the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein from Ireland with a combined total of 15, the Scottish Nationalists or SNP (eight), Plaid Cymru from Wales with three, the far right United Kingdom Party (UKIP) with two seats, as well as others like the Greens with one seat each.