2019 United Kingdom general election

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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
Opinion polls
  Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Leader Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Party Conservative Labour SNP
Leader since 23 July 2019 12 September 2015 14 November 2014
Leader's seat Uxbridge and South Ruislip Islington North None[n 2]
Last election 317 seats, 42.4% 262 seats, 40.0% 35 seats, 3.0%
Current seats 298 244 35
Seats needed Increase28 Increase82 N/A[n 3]

  Jo Swinson Arlene Foster Mary Lou McDonald
Leader Jo Swinson Arlene Foster Mary Lou McDonald
Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Sinn Féin
Leader since 22 July 2019 17 December 2015 10 February 2018
Leader's seat East Dunbartonshire None[n 6] None[n 4]
Last election 12 seats, 7.4% 10 seats, 0.9% 7 seats, 0.7%
Current seats 21 10 7
Seats needed Increase305 N/A[n 5] N/A[n 5]

  Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley Nigel Farage
Leader Jonathan Bartley and Siân Berry Nigel Farage
Party Green Brexit Party
Leader since 4 September 2018 22 March 2019
Leader's seat Running in TBD Running in TBD
Last election 1 N/A
Current seats 1 0
Seats needed Increase325 Increase326

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A map of UK parliamentary constituencies

Incumbent Prime Minister

Boris Johnson
Conservative



The Next United Kingdom general election is due to take place on the 12 December 2019[1]. It will elect the 58th Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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.[2] 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 is not due to take place until 5 May 2022 but because there is a hung parliament some people think the government will be forced to call another election before then if it can't pass any new laws or loses a No Confidence vote.

Polling[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Party only stands in Scotland (59 seats). It does not stand in enough constituencies to obtain a majority.
  4. Mary Lou McDonald is a TD in Dáil Éireann (in the Dublin Central constituency).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Party only stands in Northern Ireland (18 seats). It does not stand in enough constituencies to obtain a majority.
  6. 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.
  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50229318
  2. Ahead of no-confidence vote, U.K. leader Theresa May says she won't lead her party in next election