Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives won a resounding victory in the British general election, with nearly complete results showing that the party had secured an overall majority in Parliament.
- The Conservative Party won with 331 seats, comfortably crossing the 326 mid-way mark in the 650-seat House of Commons.
- The Labour Party : A distant second,the Labour Party won 232 seats, a loss of 26 seats from 2010 election.
- Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband has stepped down for taking full responsibility for the defeat of his party.
- The Scottish National Party : SNP has swept Scotland — The SNP now have 56 MPs in Scotland, while the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats each have one.
- The Liberal Democrats : Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, who led his party to a poor finish, winning only eight seats, down from 57 in 2010, has stepped down.
- United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP): The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage also resigned following his defeat in Thanet South, a symbolic blow for the anti-immigration and Eurosceptic party that got just one seat.
- The Democratic Unionist Party of Ireland won eight.
High Profile Defeats :
- Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer -Ed Balls
- Scotland’s Labour party head – Jim Murphy
- The Labour party’s campaign head – Douglas Alexander
- The senior Lib Dem leader and former Business Secretary – Vince Cable
- Former Energy Secretary- Ed Davey
- Uma Kumaran – Labour candidate of Tamil-Sri Lanka origin, lost to her Conservative rival in Harrow East
Seat Sharing :
- Conservatives: 331 seats
- Labour: 232 seats
- Ukip: 1 seat
- The Liberal Democrats: 8 seats
- The SNP: 56 seats
- The Green Party: 1 seat
- Others : 2 Seats
Other Notable Winners :
- Mihari Black – Has become the youngest MP since 1667. She is 20 years old belonging to SNP.
- Rishi Sunak won from Richmond (Yorks) -Mr. Sunak is the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy.
- Priti Patel, who was designated Indian Diaspora spokesperson by British Prime Minister David Cameron in the last Parliament has retained her Witham seat
- Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Bangladesh founding father Mujibur Rahman, and a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won from London’s Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.
Ranil Jayawardena -Conservative candidate of Sri Lankan origin won North East Hampshire seat.
Oher Related Facts :
- One out of Three elected this year’s election are Women
- 191 women have won seats, the biggest rise since 1997.