Hail Brittania!

May 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm (By Randy)

The British people have spoken but we don’t know what they’ve said.

-Paddy Ashdown

  • The Conservative Party failed to gain a majority despite widespread dissatisfaction with the economy and fatigue after 13 years of Labour rule.
  • The incumbent Labour Party gained its smallest share of votes in almost 80 years, yet still came in second despite polling only 29% and losing almost 100 seats.
  • The Liberal Democrats garnered only a tad higher percentage of votes than 2005, far short of pre-election polling numbers, and lost 13 seats (while gaining 8 new ones) despite general expectations of a net gain of at least 20.


  1. amba12 said,

    So . . . who’s on first??

    Score one for Ambivalence . . . or is it “None of the Above”?

  2. wj said,

    It would have been more exciting if, as the polls indicated at one point, the Liberal Democrats ended up with more total votes than Labor . . . but less than 1/3 as many seats in the Commons. And we thought having only two parties across most of the country made for problems!

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