Results breakdown of the United Kingdom general election, 2015

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United Kingdom general election, 2015
United Kingdom
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Turnout 66.4%

Party Leader % Seats ±
Conservative David Cameron 36.9% 330 +28
Labour Ed Miliband 30.4% 232 -24
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 4.7% 56 +50
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg 7.9% 8 -48
DUP Peter Robinson 0.6% 8 0
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 0.6% 4 -1
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood 0.6% 3 0
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 0.3% 3 0
UUP Mike Nesbitt 0.4% 2 +2
UKIP Nigel Farage 12.6% 1 -1
Green Natalie Bennett 3.8% 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
David Cameron David Cameron
David Cameron
David Cameron

This is the results breakdown of the 2015 United Kingdom general election.


The shares of votes of each party changed as follows:

Change in vote share by party
Party 2010% 2015% ∆%
Conservative Party 36.1 36.8 +0.7
Labour Party 29.0 30.5 +1.5
Scottish National Party 1.7 4.7 +3.0
Liberal Democrats 23.0 7.9 −15.1
Green Party 0.9 3.8 +2.9
UK Independence Party 3.1 12.7 +9.6
Other 6.2 3.6 −2.6
Totals 100.0 100.0

The following table is a list of seats changing hands as a result of the election based on the results of the 2015 election compared to the General Election held in May 2010,[1] and so notwithstanding the results of by-elections to the 55th Parliament.

The Conservative Party became the first party in government since the 1983 general election to increase the number of seats they held at a general election. In total they gained 24 seats to win an overall majority of 12.[2] They gained six seats from Labour in England and two in Wales, while also winning 16 seats from their former coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats.

The Labour Party had a net loss of 26 seats, see table below. Although they did gain twelve seats in England from the Conservatives (eight of them in London) and 23 from the Liberal Democrats, they suffered their worst defeat in Scotland in the age of universal suffrage, losing forty of their forty-one seats to the Scottish National Party (SNP).[3] They also had a net loss of one seat in Wales.[4] Ed Miliband immediately resigned as leader, handing over temporarily to deputy leader Harriet Harman.

The SNP enjoyed their best election result, gaining forty seats from Labour and ten from the Liberal Democrats to hold 56 of Scotland's 59 constituencies.[3] The other parties held one seat each.

The Liberal Democrats had been part of a coalition government with the Conservatives prior to the election with 57 seats in parliament. However, they held just eight seats, their worst election result since the old Liberal Party secured six seats in 1970.[5] Of the five Liberal Democrat cabinet ministers, three lost their seats.[6] They also lost 338 deposits.[7] As a result, Nick Clegg, although he was one of the two surviving ministers, resigned as leader.[6]

The Green Party and UK Independence Party (UKIP) each held one seat: UKIP however failed to defend Rochester and Strood which it had won in a by-election in 2014.[8]

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seats changing hands at May 2015 General Election relative to May 2010
Seat 2010 election 2015 election
Aberdeen North Labour SNP gain
Aberdeen South Labour SNP gain
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Airdrie and Shotts Labour SNP gain
Argyll and Bute Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Labour SNP gain
Bath Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Belfast East Alliance DUP gain
Bermondsey and Old Southwark Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Berwick-upon-Tweed Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Birmingham, Yardley Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Bolton West Labour Conservative gain
Bradford East Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Brecon and Radnorshire Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Brent Central Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Brentford and Isleworth Conservative Labour gain
Bristol West Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Burnley Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Cambridge Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Cardiff Central Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Central Ayrshire Labour SNP gain
Cheadle Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Cheltenham Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Chippenham Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
City of Chester Conservative Labour gain
Clacton Conservative UKIP gain
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill Labour SNP gain
Colchester Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East Labour SNP gain
Derby North Labour Conservative gain
Dewsbury Conservative Labour gain
Dumfries and Galloway Labour SNP gain
Dundee West Labour SNP gain
Dunfermline and West Fife Labour SNP gain
Ealing Central and Acton Conservative Labour gain
East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat SNP gain
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow Labour SNP gain
East Lothian Labour SNP gain
East Renfrewshire Labour SNP gain
Eastbourne Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Eastleigh Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Edinburgh East Labour SNP gain
Edinburgh North and Leith Labour Co-op SNP gain
Edinburgh South West Labour SNP gain
Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Enfield North Conservative Labour gain
Falkirk Labour SNP gain
Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin UUP gain
Glasgow Central Labour SNP gain
Glasgow East Labour SNP gain
Glasgow North Labour SNP gain
Glasgow North East Labour SNP gain
Glasgow North West Labour SNP gain
Glasgow South Labour SNP gain
Glasgow South West Labour Co-op SNP gain
Glenrothes Labour SNP gain
Gordon Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Gower Labour Conservative gain
Hazel Grove Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Hornsey and Wood Green Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Hove Conservative Labour gain
Ilford North Conservative Labour gain
Inverclyde Labour SNP gain
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Labour Co-op SNP gain
Kingston and Surbiton Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour SNP gain
Lanark and Hamilton East Labour SNP gain
Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservative Labour gain
Lewes Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Linlithgow and East Falkirk Labour SNP gain
Livingston Labour SNP gain
Manchester Withington Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Mid Dorset and North Poole Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Midlothian Labour SNP gain
Morley and Outwood Labour Co-op Conservative gain
Motherwell and Wishaw Labour SNP gain
North Ayrshire and Arran Labour SNP gain
North Cornwall Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
North Devon Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
North East Fife Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Norwich South Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Ochil and Perthshire South Labour SNP gain
Paisley and Renfrewshire North Labour SNP gain
Paisley and Renfrewshire South Labour SNP gain
Plymouth Moorview Labour Conservative gain
Portsmouth South Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Redcar Liberal Democrat Labour gain
Ross, Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrat SNP gain
Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour SNP gain
St Austell and Newquay Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
St Ives Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Solihull Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Somerton and Frome Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
South Antrim DUP UUP gain
Southampton Itchen Labour Conservative gain
Stirling Labour SNP gain
Sutton and Cheam Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Taunton Deane Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Telford Labour Conservative gain
Thornbury and Yate Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Torbay Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Twickenham Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
Vale of Clwyd Labour Conservative gain
Wells Liberal Democrat Conservative gain
West Dunbartonshire Labour SNP gain
Wirral West Conservative Labour gain
Wolverhampton South West Conservative Labour gain
Yeovil Liberal Democrat Conservative gain



Affiliation Members
Conservative Party 318
Labour Party 206
Liberal Democrats 6
UK Independence Party 1
Green Party 1
Speaker 1
 Total 533

East of England[edit]

Affiliation Members
Conservative 52
Labour 4
Liberal Democrats 1
 Total 58

East Midlands[edit]

Affiliation Members
Conservative 32
Labour 14
 Total 46


Affiliation Members
Labour 45
Conservative 27
Liberal Democrats 1
 Total 73

North East[edit]

Affiliation Members
Labour 26
Conservative 3
 Total 29

North West[edit]

Affiliation Members
Labour 51
Conservative 22
Liberal Democrats 2
 Total 75

South East[edit]

Affiliation Members
Conservative 78
Labour 4
Green 1
Speaker 1
 Total 84

South West[edit]

Affiliation Members
Conservative 51
Labour 4
 Total 55

West Midlands[edit]

Affiliation Members
Conservative 34
Labour 25
 Total 59

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Affiliation Members
Labour 33
Conservative 19
Liberal Democrats 2
 Total 54



Affiliation Members
Labour Party 25
Conservative Party 11
Plaid Cymru 3
Liberal Democrats 1
 Total 40


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Affiliation Members
Scottish National Party 56
Labour 1
Conservative 1
Liberal Democrats 1
 Total 59

Northern Ireland[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 2015 (Northern Ireland).svg

Affiliation Members
Sinn Féin 4
Independent 1
 Total 18


  1. ^ "House of Commons 2010 seats per party". General Elections Online. House of Commons Library. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Election 2015: Results". BBC News: Politics. BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2015.  Care has to be taken in interpreting the gains and losses shown by the BBC and other media outlets as they usually do not compare with the General Election in 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Election 2015: SNP wins 56 of 59 seats in Scots landslide". BBC News: Scotland. BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Election 2015: Best Welsh Tory election for 30 years". BBC Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Cowburn, Ashley. "Liberal Democrat activists say leaders took them down a centrist blind alley". The Guardian. GMG. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Election results: Nick Clegg resigns after Lib Dem losses". BBC Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Henderson, Barney. "LibDemDeposits: Liberal Democrats count costs of huge losses". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rochester and Strood". BBC Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2015.