On Friday morning, the UK will wake up to the final general election results trickling in. The latest polls give Boris Johnson's Conservative Party a lead of around 10 per cent, but the last two elections have shown that the predictions of pollsters rarely materialise. It can take some time for every constituency to be declared. At the election in 2017, the 650th and final seat of Kensington was declared for Labour nearly 24 hours after polls closed, and required three recounts. But by Friday morning there will be a strong indication of what sort of government will be formed. Here are four possible outcomes: What happens if the Conservatives win a majority? … [Read more...] about What are the four possible outcomes of the 2019 general election?
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AS the 2019 General Election approaches Brits are already deciding who should secure their vote, with the results possibly determining whether Brexit happens or not. And some voters are considering a tactical vote. So what is it and how can you prepare for who to vote for? What is tactical voting? From November 6, MPs will lose their status and must campaign for re-election, if they decide to stand again. Tactical voting is when someone backs a candidate they wouldn't normally support, to stop someone else winning. This often occurs in a constituency where two parties are in a tight race and candidates from other parties sit far behind. If a voter believes their candidate sits too far behind in the race to stand a chance at winning they may choose to vote for their favourite of the two who are in with a chance.In this general election, voting tactically could help MPs who share voters' views on Brexit win more seats. How many people will be tactical voting? The Electoral … [Read more...] about What is tactical voting in a general election?
THERESA MAY will be returned as Prime Minister tomorrow with a majority of up to 96, according to the final election day polls. Modelling by Lord Ashcroft found that support for the Tories had hardened in the final few days - which could give her a resounding victory. The latest figures from Lord Ashcroft showed that a best case scenario would see the Tories would win 373 seats - if voters turned out and voted how they indicated. They found out that if turnout is the same as it was in 2015, they would land 364 seats, and if everyone who voted in the referendum came to the polls, it would be 351 seats. The news will be a breath of fresh air for the Prime Minister after weeks of worry over whether she would be able to increase her majority substantially. And research by Ipsos Mori for the Evening Standard showed the Conservatives trouncing Labour by eight points as the election enters its final hours.The Prime Minister and dedicated husband Philip showed up early to cast their … [Read more...] about Theresa May set for General Election victory with up to 96-seat majority according to the last surveys before polls close at 10pm
We've had key messages hammered home, the odd gaffe and rows over TV debates. But what else have we learnt since Boris Johnson called a snap election?1) It's been a presidential-style campaignWe don't have a presidential voting system in the UK, but you wouldn't know it from the campaigns of the two main parties.The choice is between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, the Conservatives and Labour have said throughout - with both leaders travelling up and down the country to appeal to voters.We have barely seen some of the front bench - Home Secretary Priti Patel or Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom at main campaign events, for example - and on Labour's side we haven't seen shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer or shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.But, during a sit-down interview with BBC Breakfast, Mr Corbyn said it was "not a presidential election".He was responding to a question on whether he has been a hindrance on the doorstep, amid reports that some candidates are finding … [Read more...] about General election 2019: 10 things you need to know about the campaign
The future of HS2 is a key election issue for some voters who asked us which parties would scrap the high-speed rail network and which would save it.Some of our readers got in touch using Your Questions Answered to tell us what they thought about HS2 and ask what each party pledged to do with the project.Andrew Welsh owns a recruitment company in Birmingham and believes the faster trains from London to the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds could boost business."I'd like to know what they plan to do with HS2 and if they decide to scrap it, what will the money be spent on instead?"Mr Welsh, who recruits for the scientific and medical devices industry, said he found new start-up companies in those sectors focused on London, Cambridge or Oxford."I'm proud of the redevelopment of Birmingham over the last 15 years and would like to see it continue," he said."So apart from my own business, I think HS2 could result in more business investment into Birmingham and the whole of the West … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Your questions on HS2 answered