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

Parliamentary elections

Main political parties, descriptions and election results 2010
Party Description Votes % Seats
Con - Conservatives Conservative 36,1 306
Labour - The Labour Party Social Democratic 29,0 258
LD - Liberal Democrats Liberal 23,0 57
DUP - Democratic Unionist Party Ethnic-Regional 0,6 8
SNP - Scottish National Party Ethnic-Regional 1,7 6
SF - Sinn Féin Communist 0,6 5
PC - The Party of Wales Special Issue 0,6 3
SDLP - The Social Democratic and Labour Party Social Democratic 0,4 3
Others - - 3

EP elections

Great Britain and Northern Ireland have separate electoral systems for EP-elections. Great Britain elects 75 members to the European Parliament. The electoral system is based on proportional representation. Great Britain comprises 11 electoral districts for these elections...[read more..]

Election results 2009. National summary