United Kingdom

Head of State:HM Queen Elizabeth II

Head of Government:Prime Minister David Cameron

House of Commons:650 members

Last election:Legislative, 6 May 2010

Next election:Legislative, due 7 May 2015

Elections

Parliamentary election, 6 May 2010

Party Votes Votes % Seats*
Con - Conservatives 10,706,647 36,1 302
Lab - The Labour Party 8,604,358 29,0 256
LD - Liberal Democrats 6,827,938 23,0 56
UKIP - UK Independence Party 917,044 3,1 2
BNP - British National Party 564,331 1,9 -
SNP - Scottish National Party 491,386 1.7 6
Greens 282,074 1,0 1
SF - Sinn Féin 171,942 0.6 5
PC - The Party of Wales 165,394 0,6 3
SDLP - Social Democratic and Labour Party 110,970 0,4 3
Others - - 8**

 

*Seats as at March 2015

** Including the Speaker; in March 2015 there were five independent MPs and the Alliance Party and Respect each had one MP