United Kingdom UK General snap election 2017 Opinion Poll Predictions Results
UK General election Dates 2017
United Kingdom election Date: 8 June 2017
The United Kingdom general election of 2017 is due to take place on Thursday 8 June 2017. In line with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, there had been an election due to take place on 7 May 2020, but a call for a snap election by Prime Minister Theresa May received the necessary super-majority of two-thirds to allow it to proceed when it was supported by a vote of 522 to 13 of the 650 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons on 19 April 2017.
At general elections in the United Kingdom, voting takes place in single-member constituencies to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to seats in the House of Commons, the lower house of the Parliament. There are 650 constituencies represented in the House, with an MP for each constituency. The leader of the party or coalition of parties that can command a majority of elected members will be invited by the British Monarch to become the next Prime Minister.
It is the first snap election in the United Kingdom since October 1974 and it is anticipated to be the last general election before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union – a process due to be completed by March 2019.
United Kingdom UK General snap election 2017 Opinion Poll Latest
Latest Poll conducted by Survey monkey with a sample size of 11000 shows Theresa May winning with a margin of 10% which is considerably low compared to what it was when the elections were announced. Recent UK attacks did seem to have an effect on approval ratings of May.
|Polling organisation/client||Sample size||Theresa May||Jeremy Corbyn||None of these||Not sure||Lead|
|06-06-2017||Survey Monkey/The Sun||11000||55.00%||45.00%||–||–||10.00%|
|31 May–2 Jun||ComRes||2038||49.00%||34.00%||N/A||17.00%||15.00%|
Electoral system of UK United Kingdom
At general elections in the United Kingdom, voting takes place in single member constituencies to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to seats in the House of Commons, the lower house of the Parliament. There are 650 constituencies represented in the House, though it had been proposed that this number would be reduced to 600 for the next general election. In the event of an early general election, the current constituency boundaries will remain. The leader of the party or coalition of parties that can command a majority is likely to be invited by the Queen to become the next Prime Minister.
Candidates for UK General election 2017
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Farron||9|
|Sinn Féin||Gerry Adams||4|
|Plaid Cymru||Leanne Wood||3|
|Green (E&W)||Caroline Lucas and||1|
UK Parties and leaders
Almost all of the major parties are expected to contest this election having changed leader since May 2015; the Scottish National Party, Sinn Féin, and Plaid Cymru are the only major parties whose leaders were serving at the previous general election. In July 2016, Theresa May replaced David Cameron as Conservative leader and Prime Minister, and in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn replaced Ed Miliband as Labour leader, while Tim Farron replaced Nick Clegg as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Paul Nuttall leads the UK Independence Party (UKIP) following Diane James' resignation shortly after being elected in September 2016, while Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley jointly lead the Green Party. In November 2015, Colum Eastwood became SDLP leader and Arlene Foster became DUP leader, while Robin Swann became UUP leader in March 2017.
UK General election Opinion Poll 2017
|Polling organisation/client||Sample size||Con||Lab||UKIP||Lib Dem||Lead|
|12–13 Apr||YouGov/The Times||2069||44.00%||23.00%||10.00%||12.00%||21.00%|
UK General election Results 2015
After all 650 constituencies had been declared, the results were
|Of total||Of total|
|Conservative Party||David Cameron||330||50.80%||
330 / 650
|Labour Party||Ed Miliband||232||35.70%||
232 / 650
|Scottish National Party||Nicola Sturgeon||56||8.60%||
56 / 650
|Liberal Democrats||Nick Clegg||8||1.20%||
8 / 650
|Democratic Unionist Party||Peter Robinson||8||1.20%||
8 / 650
|Sinn Féin||Gerry Adams||4||0.60%||
4 / 650
|Plaid Cymru||Leanne Wood||3||0.50%||
3 / 650
3 / 650
|Ulster Unionist Party||Mike Nesbitt||2||0.30%||
2 / 650
|UK Independence Party||Nigel Farage||1||0.20%||
1 / 650
|Green Party||Natalie Bennett||1||0.20%||
1 / 650
1 / 650
1 / 650