British Election 2015i

Will it be David Cameron and his Conservative Party retaining power? Or will Ed Miliband and the Labour Party take up residence at No 10 Downing St? In such a tightly fought campaign, both major parties will be desperately seeking an advantage before the country heads to the polls on May 7. This election has been made even more intriguing by the increasingly important role played by the minor parties, such as the Scottish National Party, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats. In the event that neither of the major parties secure an electoral majority, the focus will immediately turn – if it hasn't already –  to the deal-making and compromises required to form a coalition, with one of these minor parties poised to play kingmaker. All told, it promises to be one of the most unpredictable British elections in memory.


Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, overturning poll predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep easily into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters.


An unusually large number of voters whose intentions remain undecided until the last minute is an election wildcard. If most end up voting the same way they can bring about a totally unexpected result and confound pollsters. 

The first British-born Chinese MP elected to the UK Parliament bowed to pressure to acknowledge his heritage on Friday night and said he looked forward to “engaging when I can” with Chinese Britons, who number around half a million.

In a landmark victory, an ethnic Chinese candidate has been elected to the British parliament - the first in its 800-year history.

Scottish nationalists rampaged to victory north of the border in Britain’s national election, obliterating their opponents and setting the stage for a new battle over independence.


Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, confounding poll predictions and sweeping into office fwith a clear majority that leaves his Labour opponents in tatters.


"It hasn't been this close in years, so obviously voting is very important," said Adam Banks, one of millions of voters for whom the uncertainty of British general election weighed heavily as voting continued overnight.


After being criticised for appearing too laid back, Prime Minister David Cameron literally rolled up his shirt sleeves and showed some passion in the last 11 days of the campaign. "If I'm getting lively about it, it's because I feel bloody lively about it," the Conservative leader said.

Britons voted today in a general election that could put their country’s membership of the European Union in question and raise the likelihood of independence for Scotland.


The Scottish National Party (SNP) could win all the Scottish seats in Britain’s parliament at a national election next week, according to projections based on an opinion poll published on Wednesday.

The Scottish National Party will set out demands for higher spending and changes to British defence policyahead of a close UK-wide election it hopes will turn it into a kingmaker for a future minority Labour government.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron will pin his Conservative Party's hopes of re-election on offering 1.3 million poorer families the chance to buy their own homes.

The Scottish National Party leader has offered to help British Labour party leader Ed Miliband become prime minister, while raising the possibility of seeking another independence referendum after 2016.

In one month, Britain votes in a general election likely to put the nail in the coffin of two party politics and herald an uncertain future of coalitions, alliances and horse-trading.

British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday visited Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades.

The Scottish National Party has pledged to "shake up" the British parliament if they seize the balance of power at the general election in May.

Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage.


UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who is seeking re-election on May 7, ruled out standing for a third term in 2020, saying "fresh leadership would be good".

A Muslim candidate for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives withdrew from the May 7 national election on Monday, after he was suspended over allegations he plotted to stir up racial tension to win votes.

Alex Salmond has piled pressure on UK opposition leader Ed Miliband by pledging to force any minority Labour government to cut "vote-by-vote" deals in return for the support of Salmond's SNP.

Asking prices for London homes have declined as affordability constraints and pre-election jitters denied the property market its usual spring boost.

The leader of Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party has offered to do a deal with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives if they fail to win a knife-edge May election outright.

British left-wing leader Ed Miliband hoped to win more votes by inviting a TV crew into his home. Instead his election rivals have gleefully seized on the revelation the would-be "man of the people" has two kitchens in his £2 million (HK$23m) home.