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View Poll Results: What is the likely result of the 2015 UK General Election?
Conservatives win outright majority 1 3.13%
Labour win outright majority 1 3.13%
Hung parliament; Conservatives able to form a government 15 46.88%
Hung parliament; Labour able to form a government 4 12.50%
Chaos / no party able to form stable govt 8 25.00%
No idea / too unpredictable 3 9.38%
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UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I couldn't see a thread about the 2015 UK General Election, so let's start one.

1. What is the likely outcome? With less than 100 days to go before polling on May 7, how about gauging the political temperature with a poll? As it's the last day in January, maybe we can repeat the poll at the end of each month before the election to see how the mood is changing. Please vote for what you think will happen, not what you would like to happen (though of course they could be the same thing).

2. Register to vote: I was forwarded an email from an English friend in Germany with some good information:

Every British person living abroad for less than 15 years is entitled and actively encouraged to vote in the 2015 General Election. Every British citizen has a right to vote for his or her government and most British expats still have strong links to the UK. The Electoral Commission wants as many Britons living overseas as possible to vote and has now made it very easy to register for a postal vote. Just click on www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and you can complete the form online in 3 minutes. All you will need is your passport and National Insurance number for identification. Please THINK OF THREE Britons you know who live abroad and send them this message by email or on Facebook.

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Thats great thanks, I have been meaning to register for ages. The old system meant you had to find somebody British here to vouch for you, but I didn't know any Brits personally living in Zürich until recently.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

The bookies seem unable to make up their minds which means at the moment it's all up in the air. One thing's for sure, UK politics is getting a whole lot more interesting.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Only thing that might stop a Tory victory is big snp swing. Labour themselves are such a catastrophic mess with the Wrong Miliband at the helm that where it's possible to lose voters, they will.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

With most of Scottish Labour supporters going over to the SNP and with all beer lovers voting for UKIP, poor old Cameron might find it hard to dump the Lib-Dems, and will be forced into another coalition.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30783080
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The bookies seem unable to make up their minds which means at the moment it's all up in the air. One thing's for sure, UK politics is getting a whole lot more interesting.
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Only thing that might stop a Tory victory is big snp swing. Labour themselves are such a catastrophic mess with the Wrong Miliband at the helm that where it's possible to lose voters, they will.
For political junkies, it's fascinating to watch (and just a bit worrying). There seems to be a real sense of a new era in voting behaviour, with so much disillusionment with the old order. But with the archaic first-past-the-post system, it seems certain that the shift in voting towards UKIP and the Greens won't result in many actual seats. The pundits are talking about UKIP maybe getting 4 or 5 max and the Greens just 2. (In fact, their sole existing Brighton seat is a marginal and not a certain win at all.) So it looks like the main impact of voting for the smaller parties will be to help swing the vote in marginals between Tory, Labour and LibDem.

Aye, Scotland has become a very interesting battleground. Some of the predictions are astonishing, with Labour possibly being wiped out up there. With the likelihood of the SNP teaming up with Labour to form a government more chaotic infighting seems certain.

Ed Miliband seems like a nice enough bloke but doesn't have the credibility to garner mass support like Blair. (Despite Blair's faults, he sure knew how to win elections.)

All very interesting.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Latest odds from http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics:

Most seats -
Conservatives 10/11
Labour 11/10

PM after the election -

Cameron 4/7
Miliband 13/10

Majority -
No overall majority - 3/10
Conservatives 11/2
Labour 9/1

The permutations for coalitions and post-election groupings are complex but the most likely, according to the bookies, is -
Con-LibDem 9/2
Others: http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/...ext-government
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

The one that would worry me, although I think it is a very outside chance:

UK Parliment: Some kind of colition that relies on the support of Sinn Fein

NI: Sinn Fein in power sharing (a fact)

Republic: Sinn Fein in a coalition government, with Gerry Adams as deputy PM.

It is not outside the bounds of possibility, remember John Major had to rely on the NI Unionists in his day.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I'll be voting Labour i.e trying to kick the Tories out because that what we do in GB, we vote parties out
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I'm not eligible to vote in the UK anymore, in fact I'm not eligible to vote anywhere at all at the moment.
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2 questions
- how popular is Mr Cameron ?
- who is the Labour candidate for Prime Minister ?
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2 questions
- how popular is Mr Cameron ?
- who is the Labour candidate for Prime Minister ?
Not very
Ed Milliband lol
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The one that would worry me, although I think it is a very outside chance:

UK Parliment: Some kind of colition that relies on the support of Sinn Fein

NI: Sinn Fein in power sharing (a fact)

Republic: Sinn Fein in a coalition government, with Gerry Adams as deputy PM.

It is not outside the bounds of possibility, remember John Major had to rely on the NI Unionists in his day.
A coalition with Sinn Fein is impossible, as they refuse to turn up at Westminster so they would never be able to vote with the government. And Gerry Adams as Deputy PM? Zero chance. Politically inconceivable, given recent history.

Much more likely to see Alex Salmond in that role. Far more worrying IMO.
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The bookies seem unable to make up their minds which means at the moment it's all up in the air. One thing's for sure, UK politics is getting a whole lot more interesting.
"interesting" ?

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Ed Milliband lol


Thanks for the info. Studied what is in the Internet about Ed Milliband. The chap loooks like the walking advert of a hairdresser, but not like a political leader
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Thanks for the info. Studied what is in the Internet about Ed Milliband. The chap loooks like the walking advert of a hairdresser, but not like a political leader
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Thanks for the info. Studied what is in the Internet about Ed Milliband. The chap loooks like the walking advert of a hairdresser, but not like a political leader
Whoever wins...we lose
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I can't reveal my sources, but I've heard rumours that if a clear winner can't be announced, all the seats will be cleared out of the House of Commons, the floor covered in several hundred tons of soil, and the whole lot soaked with hose pipes for a week. At the top end of the chamber, where the Speaker's chair used to be, there will be seven stools, perched atop greased poles. Finally, upon the Queen's command, the elected representatives of the British people will be allowed in, whereupon they will be expected to grapple, bite, kick and wriggle their way to the stools. Those who make it to the top will form the new government, a heptocracy with absolute power over the nation, subject to nobody but the Queen herself.

Expect circuses, gladiators and bread rolls for the entirety of the next parliament.

I, for one, welcome our toothed-and-clawed overlords.

An artist's impression of the scramble for power:


The Queen has already purchased a pair of wellington boots - what more evidence do we need?
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You makes your choice .... then you tosses a coin.

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