Thursday, May 6, 2010

British Election Results

Latest Updates News About British Election 2010, UK Election Results, LONDON: Voting was underway Thursday for the highly anticipated general election in the United Kingdom.

Voters will determine the fate of Gordon Brown’s Labour government, which has been in power for the past 13 years.

The casting of ballots across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland caps a month-long election campaign marked by Britain’s first-ever televised debates among the leaders of the three main parties: Brown, David Cameron of the Conservative Party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats.

After the election there will be 650 seats in the Commons, four more than in the previous Parliament. Voters are only choosing representatives for 649 seats. However, because of the death of a UKIP candidate in the Thirsk and Malton constituency in North Yorkshire, the election there has now been moved to May 27, local officials said.

The candidate who gets the most votes in a constituency wins; it’s not necessary to win an absolute majority of votes in a constituency to win the seat. The leader of the party with the most seats in the Commons traditionally gets the first chance to form a government.

Due to the structure of the British voting system, one party normally wins a majority of seats, even though there are three national parties.

The last time no one party captured more than half of the seats in the Commons was in 1974. That government proved unstable, and voters were back at the polls within months.

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