2019 United Kingdom general election

general election held in the United Kingdom

The 2019 United Kingdom general election was held on 12 December 2019.[2] It elected the 58th Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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
Turnout67.3% (Decrease 1.5 pp) [1]
  First party Second party
  Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn
Leader Boris Johnson Jeremy Corbyn
Party Conservative Labour
Leader since 23 July 2019 12 September 2015
Leader's seat Uxbridge and South Ruislip Islington North
Last election 317 seats, 42.4% 262 seats, 40.0%
Seats won 365 202[n 2]
Seat change Increase 48 Decrease 60
Popular vote 13,966,565 10,269,076
Percentage 43.6% 32.1%
Swing Increase 1.3 pp Decrease 7.9 pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Nicola Sturgeon Jo Swinson
Leader Nicola Sturgeon Jo Swinson
Party SNP Liberal Democrat
Leader since 14 November 2014 22 July 2019
Leader's seat Did not stand[n 3] East Dunbartonshire
(defeated)
Last election 35 seats, 3.0% 12 seats, 7.4%
Seats won 48[n 4] 11
Seat change Increase 13 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,242,380 3,696,423
Percentage 3.9% 11.6%
Swing Increase 0.8 pp Increase 4.2 pp

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A map presenting the results of the election, by party of the MP elected from each constituency.

Prime Minister before election

Boris Johnson
Conservative

Appointed Prime Minister

Boris Johnson
Conservative

The election resulted in a large Conservative victory. They won an overall majority of 80 seats. The result was the worst for the Labour Party since the 1935 election.

ReferencesEdit

  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 majority is, in practice, slightly lower. Sinn Féin won 7 seats, meaning a practical majority requires at least 320 MPs.
  2. Figure does not include the Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle, who was included in the Labour seat total by some media outlets. By longstanding convention the Speaker severs all ties to their affiliated party upon being elected as Speaker.
  3. Nicola Sturgeon sits as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Southside. Ian Blackford, MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, is the SNP leader at Westminster.
  4. Includes Neale Hanvey, who was suspended from the party at the time of his election and thus took his seat as an independent.
  1. "Results of the 2019 General Election". BBC News. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. "UK set for 12 December general election after MPs' vote". BBC News. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.