London(web team): Exit polls have differed from the opinion polls and looks like David Cameron and Conservatives are returning for second term.
What was said to be the most unpredictable elections for the country, UK has astonished political pundits by giving exit polls utterly opposite to the opinion polls. According to these exit polls, David Cameron and Tories are returning to Westminster for their second term.
According to Reuters, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on course to win the most seats in parliament but will be just shy of an outright majority. An exit poll showed on Thursday after voting closed in a national election.
The poll put the Conservatives on 316 seats and the opposition Labour Party on 239. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is set to win 58 seats and the centrist Liberal Democrats
10 seats in the 650-seat Westminster parliament, according to the poll, released by UK broadcasters.
The combined total of 326 for the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, who have governed in coalition since 2010, indicated that Cameron should be able to stay in office.
On the other hand, Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said an exit poll showing her party winning 58 of Scotland’s 59 seats in Britain’s national election should be treated with huge caution.
8:20 IST Friday, 8 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at his constituency vote count, and greets party workers, after an exit poll showed his Conservatives are on track to govern Britain for another five years.
7:46 IST Friday, 8 May 2015
Scottish National Party is headed towards landslide win in Scotland. Formerly held by ex-Prime Minister and Labour Party member Gordon Brown, Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath falls to SNP.
(With Agency Inputs)