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Unitit Kinrick general election, 2017

The Unitit Kinrick general election o 2017 wis teuk place on Fuirsday 8 Juin 2017. In line wi the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the election haed been due tae tak place on 7 Mey 2020, but a cry for an early election bi Prime Meenister Theresa May received the necessary super-majority o twa-thirds tae allae it tae proceed when it wis supportit bi a vote o 522 tae 13 o the 650 Members o Pairlament in the Hoose o Commons on 19 Apryle 2017.[1]

Unitit Kinrick general election, 2017
Unitit Kinrick
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Turnoot 68.7% (Increase2.3%)
  Majority pairty Minority pairty Third pairty
  Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Leader Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Pairty Conservative Labour SNP
Leader syne 11 Julie 2016 12 September 2015 14 November 2014
Leader's seat Maidenhead Islington North Did nae stand[n 1]
Last election 330* seats, 36.9% 232 seats, 30.4% 56 seats, 4.7%
Seats before 330* 229 54
Seats wan 317* 261 35
Seat chynge Decrease 13 Increase 29 Decrease 21
Popular vote 13,616,601 12,858,652 977,569
Percentage 42.4% 40.0% 3.0%
Swing Increase 5.5 pp Increase 9.5 pp Decrease 1.7 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Tim Farron Arlene Foster Gerry Adams 2016 (cropped).jpg
Leader Tim Farron Arlene Foster Gerry Adams
Pairty Leeberal Democrat DUP Sinn Féin
Leader syne 16 July 2015 17 December 2015 13 November 1983
Leader's seat Westmorland & Lonsdale Did nae staund[n 3] Did nae stand[n 2]
Last election 8 seats, 7.9% 8 seats, 0.6% 4 seats, 0.6%
Seats before 9 8 4
Seats wan 12 10 7
Seat chynge Increase 4 Increase 2 Increase 3
Popular vote 2,368,048 292,316 238,915
Percentage 7.4% 0.9% 0.8%
Swing Decrease 0.5 pp Increase 0.3 pp Increase 0.2 pp

2017UKElectionMap.svg
A cairt o UK pairlamentar constituencies

Prime Meenister afore election

Theresa May
Conservative

Subsequent Prime Meenister

Theresa May
Conservative

NotesEedit

  1. Nicola Sturgeon sits as an MSP in the Scots Pairlament for Glesga Govan.
  2. Gerry Adams sits as a TD in the Erse Dáil Éireann.
  3. Arlene Foster sits as an MLA in the Northren Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh an Sooth Tyrone.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Theresa May seeks general election". BBC News (in Inglis). 18 Aprile 2017. Retrieved 18 Aprile 2017.