UK Election: Its all about the “exit poll”

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall  majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories  will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

The poll suggest Britain is heading for a hung parliament, with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons.

The poll put Tories on 314 seats, with Labour on 266, the Scottish National Party on 34, Liberal Democrats on 14, Plaid Cymru on three and Greens on one.

Sir Michael Fallon, the Conservative Defence Secretary, told the BBC: “This is a projection, it’s not a result.These exit polls have been wrong in the past.”

Dating back from 2001, the polls have accurately predicted the standing of the leading parties – but they have had varying degrees of success in estimating the number of seats won.

The 2015 election saw the biggest gap between the exit poll and the actual results since 2001. The Conservatives ended up with 14 more seats than was predicted by the exit poll, while Labour finished off with seven fewer.

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i would have thought after brexit and trump the faith in polls would be light..

i predicted a hung parliament yesterday..nothing very nostradamic there and it may occur..if the polls are to be believed! 🙂


~ by seeker401 on June 9, 2017.

8 Responses to “UK Election: Its all about the “exit poll””

  1. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  2. its hung..

    • UK politics are foreign to me in more ways than one. PM May stays on, because of Northern Ireland political party support. As long as PM May has support from one of the UK nations, then she stays on? So in Northern Ireland, PM May does have a majority, but in England’s parliament, which includes Scotland, she does not have a majority?

      • united kingdom..all vote for uk ruler..

        • Thank you. Do you know why PM May said this to the queen? I copied it from the article you posted from politico.

          “By midday, aides had made clear she intended to stay on, at least for now, and would aim to establish a government with the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. She went to Buckingham Palace to tell the Queen she was in a position to form an administration, and afterward announced she would stay on as prime minister with parliamentary support from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).”

          Is PM May from the DUP, and that is why she has support from them to continue in the UK parliament?

          • She’s not DUP. But DUP is conservative based in NI. There kind were the enemy of the IRA. That’s why Gerry Adams is yelling. It’s just protocol in Commonwealth nations to tell the “head” who is governing.

  3. ex-PM Gerry Adams? He is yelling? So the UK PM has to get support from a conservative party in one of the UK country’s in order to continue on as UK PM?

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