UK General election 2015: Conservative Party won majority by securing 331 seats

May 9, 2015 10:00 IST

David Cameron’s Conservative Party on 8 May 2015 won the UK General election 2015 by securing 331 seats in a Parliament of 650.

With this win, the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameroon will continue to be in the office.

Result of 2015 UK General Election
• Conservative Party led by David Cameron: 331 seats received 51 percent votes
• Labour Party led by Ed Miliband: 232 seats received 36 percent votes
• Scottish National Party led by Nicola Sturgeon: 56 seats received 9 percent votes
• Liberal Democrats led by Nick Clegg: 8 seats received 1 percent votes
• Democratic Unionist Party led by Peter Robinson: 8 seats received 1 percent votes'
• Others: 15 seats

The elections were held on 7 May 2015. The British Parliament is made up of 650 seats with 326 required for a majority.

Comment & Analysis

This win of Conservatives with an absolute majority means that they will be able to govern without need for a coalition with any other parties. Earlier, the country was ruled by a coalition government of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

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