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United Kingdom Election [May 8, 2015]   [open pdf - 149KB]

"The United Kingdom's (UK's) general election that was held on May 7, 2015, resulted in a decisive victory for the Conservative Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron. With 331 seats, the Conservatives have the numbers to form a single-party government with a narrow absolute majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. After winning 307 seats in the 2010 election, Prime Minister Cameron and the Conservative Party have led the UK government for the past five years in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, who held 57 seats. The Labour Party suffered a considerable defeat in the 2015 election, with party leader Ed Miliband resigning after the party dropped to 232 seats, down from the 258 it won in 2010."

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CRS Insight, IN10266
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2015-05-08
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