2019 United Kingdom general election
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All 650 seats in the House of Commons
326[n 1] seats needed for a majority
A map of UK parliamentary constituencies
Before a vote of no confidence in December 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would not lead her party in the upcoming general election. She the resigned in July 2019 and was replaced by Boris Johnson.
2017 general election[change | change source]
In 2017 the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May called for an early election. Most of the opinion polls said the Conservative Party would win a big majority. However, the election ended with a hung parliament with the Conservatives losing seats and the Labour Party gaining seats.
Date[change | change source]
The election had been scheduled for 5 May 2022 but because there was a hung parliament, the law was changed in October 2019 to allow the election.
Polling[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Given that Sinn Féin MPs do not take their seats and the Speaker and deputies do not vote, the number of MPs needed for a working majority is, in practice, likely to be slightly lower.
- Nicola Sturgeon sits as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Southside. Ian Blackford, MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, is the leader of the SNP delegation in the House of Commons.
- Party only stands in Scotland (59 seats). It does not stand in enough constituencies to obtain a majority.
- Mary Lou McDonald is a TD in Dáil Éireann (in the Dublin Central constituency).
- Party only stands in Northern Ireland (18 seats). It does not stand in enough constituencies to obtain a majority.
- Arlene Foster sat as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone prior to the collapse of the Assembly. The party's leader in the Commons is Nigel Dodds, the MP for Belfast North.
- Farage sits as an MEP in the European Parliament for South East England.