SNP to hold balance of power, according to new analysis. If the SNP wins more than 53 seats at the general election, the probability of Labour emerging as the largest party sinks to less than ten per cent, according to a new analysis by one of the UK’s leading political academics. In a briefing carried out for Toscafund, Professor Richard Rose runs through possible election outcomes, warning.
Labour is 9 points ahead on an Opinium poll for the Observer. It just needs to be 1 point ahead to win a majority at the next election. Cameron needs a 7-point lead. Labour has had a lead around.
Professor John Curtice begins the discussion by looking at the polls pre-election and post-election. In mid-April the Conservatives had a 20-point lead over the Labour Party, however, throughout the campaign the position of the Labour Party changed and the gap between the two main parties narrowed. Historically neither the Conservatives nor Labour has experienced such increases in the opinion.
News Politics General Election 2019: the latest odds for Scotland and Fife constituencies Scotland goes to the polls next month for the UK’s third General Election in four years.
I've recommended backing Labour to win a majority (9.4) at the next election but, even if you think that's fanciful, pro-Remain electoral pacts across the country increase the likelihood of Labour.
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Conservatives Labour Liberal Democrats SNP Plaid Cymru Greens UKIP Other Seat Region 2015; 100: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: Aldershot: South East: Conservatives: 100: 0: 0.
This includes the probability of a Labour or Conservative majority (currently 9% and 2% respectively), the probability of a hung parliament (89%), and the probability of victory for each party in each seat (for example, UKIP currently have a 35% chance of winning in Thurrock). However, we are also able to use the model to calculate the probability that various electoral records will be broken.