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    Posted May 17, 2015 by
    HarryWales
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    The British General Election Result 2015

     
    The General Election of 2015 returned a majority Conservative government with an overall majority of 10 seats over all over parties (and 99 over the opposition Labour Party) on a popular vote lead of 6% (made even more impressive when the opinion polls in the lead up to the election suggested that both the Conservatives and Labour were neck and neck). The main casualty of the election were the Liberal Democrats (who between 2010 and 2015 were the junior coalition partners) who suffered a 16% drop in support and as a result lost 49 of their 57 seats. A similar fate was suffered by Labour in Scotland who lost all but one of their seats to the Scottish National Party who polled 50% of the vote in Scotland (for the first time since the 1951 general election when the Conservatives won 50% of the vote). The map shows seats that changed hands by the party that lost the seat's colour bordering the seat (so a blue seat surrounded by an orange border was a Conservative GAIN from Liberal Democrat)
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