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 UNITED KINGDOM

Legislative elections: House of Commons, 5-year term, 650 seats (2005: 645), single member plurality system (FPTP):
           · Queen: Elizabeth II. · Prime Minister: David Cameron (CON) · Government: CON, LD

Party 2010 2005
Conservative and Unionist Party (CON)
  
Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Euroscepticism
1832
 
 
AECR
IDU 
 

 
 
36,1% 307 32,3% 197
Labour Party (LAB)
  
Social democracy
Third Way 
 
1906
 
 
PES
SI'' 
   

 
 
29,0% 258 35,2% 356
Liberal Democrats (LD)
 
Liberalism
Social liberalism 
 
1988
 
 
ALDE
LI 
 

 
 
23,0% 57 22,0% 62
Scottish National Party (SNP)
 
Separatism
Social democracy
 
1934
 
 
EFA
 
 

 
 
1,7% 6 1,5% 6
Green Party of England and Wales (GP)
 
Green politics
 
 
1990
 
 
EGP
GG 
 

 
 
0,9% 1 1,0% -
Sinn Féin (SF)
We Ourselves
United Ireland
Democratic socialism
 
1905
 
 
 
 
 
0,6% 5 0,6% 5
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
 
Unionism
National conservatism
Social conservatism
1971
 
 
 
 
 
0,6% 8 0,9% 9
Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales (PC)
 
Separatism
Social democracy
 
1936
 
 
EFA
 
 

 
 
0,6% 3 0,6% 3
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
 
United Ireland
Social democracy
 
1970
 
 
PES
SI 
 

 
 
0,4% 3 0,5% 3
Ulster Conservatives and Unionists (UCU)
(2005: UUP)  
Unionism
Conservatism
Euroscepticism
2009
 
 
AECR
 
 

 
 
0,3% - 0,5% 1
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
 
Liberalism
 
 
1970
 
 
ALDE
LI 
 

 
 
0,1% 1 0,1% -
Respect Party (RES)
 
Socialism
Anti-capitalism
 
2004
 
 
 
 
 
0,1% - 0,3% 1
Independents   0,2% 1 0,5% 2
Others 6,4% - 4,0% -
Total   - 650 - 645
Turnout 65,1% 61,3%

 © 2010 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk).

Archive: Governments · Elections (1945-2005).