I know I haven’t blogged about the UK General Election since before it, that is because of two reasons. One is work and life in General and the other was I wanted to see how the coalition talks were going.
So as you know, the end results of the General Election were as follows:
- Conservatives 306 (+97)
- Labour 258 (-91)
- Liberal Democrats 57 (-5)
- DUP 8 (-1)
- SNP 6 (NC)
- Sinn Fein 5 (NC)
- Plaid Cymru 3 (+1)
- SDLP 3 (NC)
- Green 1 (+1)
- Alliance 1 (+1)
Conversely in the Local Elections in England, Labour were the winners in terms of increases, but the Conservatives still control the most councils. The Main results were as follows:
- Conservatives suffered a net loss of 8 councils and lost 121 councillors.
- Labour gained control of an extra 14 councils and gained 393 councillors
- Liberal Democrats suffered a net loss of 3 councils and lost 119 councillors
- Independents lost 106 seats
- The British National Party lost 26 seats.
So looking back at my predictions how did i do?
The Conservatives will win the most votes, followed by the Liberal Democrats. Labour will come third.
Well I got the first place right. But thats it.
Conservaties will have about 270, Labour, 260, Liberal Democrats 90.
I was close on the Labour number as they ended up on 258. I was out on the other two.
Greens will win their first seat. My money is on Brighton Pavillion.
BNP will not win a seat.
UKIP will win two seats. Buckingham and one other
Wrong. They won none
SNP will increase their seats by 2
Wrong, they didnt increase their seats.
PC will also increase their seats by 2
Wrong, they only took an extra seat.
So it was an interesting at times election. I stayed up until 4am Friday morning and I was bored at times.
The negotiations between the Conservatives and Lib Dems are coming to a close as I type and it will be up to the parliamentary party of each party now.
I wonder where it will go. Full coalition or Supple and Confidence Pact? What do you think?