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).
How will you vote in the next General Election?
The general election polls below were closed ~10am on polling day. Good luck to all the political candidates.
General Election 2010 Polls
Take a look at Weekly General Election Poll Results to see how British people have voted in the above General Election Poll this week (updated every Saturday until the election).
General Election 2005 Popular Vote Comparison
# Labour Party – 35.3%
# Conservative Party – 32.3%
# Liberal Democrats Party – 22.1%
# UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 2.2%
# Green Party – 1.0%
# British National Party (BNP) – 0.7%
# Plaid Cymru Party – 0.6%
General Election 2010 Scotland Poll
General Election 2010 Northern Ireland Poll
I’ve included the main political parties from the 2005 general election, they are listed in the order from most votes (The Labour Party) to least votes.
The first percentage value in brackets is percentage of the popular vote, for example the Labour Party received 35.3% of the popular vote. The second percentage value is based on the number of votes from this general election poll.
The 2005 UK General Election Results
Below is a list of the top 20 political parties (ordered by popular vote %) from the 2005 general election, only 12 of which gained parliamentary seats (MPs)!
Labour Party : 356 MPs
Conservative Party : 198 MPs
Liberal Democrat Party : 62 MPs
UKIP Party : 0 MPs
SNP Party : 6 MPs
Green Party : 0 MPs
Democratic Unionist Party : 9 MPs
BNP Party : 0 MPs
Plaid Cymru Party : 3 MPs
Sinn Féin Party : 5 MPs
Ulster Unionist Party : 1 MP
Social Democratic and Labour Party : 3 MPs
Independent Parties : 1 MP
Respect Party : 1 MP
Scottish Socialist Party : 0 MPs
Alliance Party : 0 MPs
Scottish Green Party : 0 MPs
Socialist Labour Party : 0 MPs
Liberal Party : 0 MPs
Health Concern Party : 1 MP
Look out for the General Election 2010 Results after election night.
Feel free to comment below on why you plan to vote for a particular party in 2010?