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UK General Election (7-May) - timeline in SG

Postby JR8 » Thu, 07 May 2015 12:40 pm

This is supposedly the closest GE for a couple of decades, so for any UKers who are watching the result I thought I'd share this. These are the expected UK key-times during the vote count, and my conversion of them to local SGn time.

Friday 8th May
5am - Polls close - expect first exit-polls from broadcasters
8am - Results of Marginals and Target-seats announced
10am - Results - the bulk will be coming through. Views will be forming on the largest party, and the prospects of any possible coalitions.
11am - Half of the 650 constituencies should have declared the outcome.
12 Noon - Three-quarters should have declared. [The journalist notes in addition >] 'We should have a clear indication of national seat allocations. But the actual forming of the new government could take days or even weeks'.

18th May - Parliament re-opens

Source, with UK times, here: http://www.digitallook.com/news/electio ... 14755.html

Also specific ward-by-ward declaration times from key marginals detailed in this article... with a view to gauging early sentiment from them ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... awake.html
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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 07 May 2015 1:42 pm

From what I have read , the % of vote maybe close , but the seats not so close.

If SNP take every seat in Scotland then it skews things a bit I think.

Maybe the Political Elite need a shake up , so a few surprises might focus minds a bit.
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Postby singapore eagle » Thu, 07 May 2015 1:55 pm

The seats are very close. We're looking coallition government again, but it's anyone's guess whether it will be Labour- or Conservative-led.

I'm debating what time I should get up. The exit poll will come out at 5am, but then nothing much will happen until around 6.30am when the race to be first to declare is won. Then, according to JR8's link, the real action will start from around 8am.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 07 May 2015 2:15 pm

I am up at 5.30am to Skype with my daughter and have the day off (not specifically for the election I should add) so will be watching with interest.

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Postby bgd » Thu, 07 May 2015 3:06 pm

I'm looking forward to this being over, it's ruined the Daily Mail. ;-)

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 07 May 2015 3:09 pm

bgd wrote:I'm looking forward to this being over, it's ruined the Daily Mail. ;-)


It's doing no favours for the FTSE either :?
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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:10 am

Its supposedly going to be interesting ..... :D
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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:14 am

I noticed a string of facebook updates from my Indians friends in the UK stating "Voting in Elections:2015". I was surprised, how come these guys got British citizenship so soon.

Then a little bit of google revealed that if you are a commonwealth citizen, which an Indian is, and you are are resident in the UK you get to vote! Wow! isn't that cool?

I am assuming staying in the UK on work permit would also qualify as a resident. Can you imagine that ever happening here? An Indian EP holder getting to vote?
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:15 am

Barnsley wrote:Its supposedly going to be interesting ..... :D


The FTSE index spreadbet is currently up +87 and rising. The market is expecting good news.
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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:17 am

LAbour are gonna get smashed by all accounts, according to exit polls.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:28 am

Barnsley wrote:LAbour are gonna get smashed by all accounts, according to exit polls.


02.13 - "It's a bad night for Labour" says former Labour MP [David Blunkett]
03.04 - 'Labour party leader Ed Miliband is likely to announce his resignation later on Friday, according to a string of media reports on the BBC and New Statesman.'
03.19 - 'Leader of the Scottish Labour party Jim Murphy has lost his East Renfrewshire to the SNP. Murphy was a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.'

Rolling news here --->
- See more at: http://www.digitallook.com/live/electio ... -2015.html

p.s. half of seats should have declared by 11am (SG time), 3/4 by noon. So by noon, barring surprises, the likely outcome should be pretty clear.
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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:45 am

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Barnsley wrote:LAbour are gonna get smashed by all accounts, according to exit polls.


02.13 - "It's a bad night for Labour" says former Labour MP [David Blunkett]
03.04 - 'Labour party leader Ed Miliband is likely to announce his resignation later on Friday, according to a string of media reports on the BBC and New Statesman.'
03.19 - 'Leader of the Scottish Labour party Jim Murphy has lost his East Renfrewshire to the SNP. Murphy was a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.'

Rolling news here --->
- See more at: http://www.digitallook.com/live/electio ... -2015.html

p.s. half of seats should have declared by 11am (SG time), 3/4 by noon. So by noon, barring surprises, the likely outcome should be pretty clear.


How do you see the entirety of Scotland voting for SNP playing out?

I was listening to World Service before work this morning , and one the head guys said that Independence was off the table for now as a vote had shown that thats not what was wanted at the minute.

More de-centralisation of power from Westminster?

Which in my opinion is no bad thing.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 May 2015 10:55 am

Looks like Douglas Alexander is out [Shadow Foreign Secretary].

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p.s. He lost his seat to a 20 year old, who will become the youngest MP since 1667 :lol:
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 May 2015 11:01 am

Vince Cable is out :o
[Liberal Democrat - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills]

p.s. LibDems might apparently end up with under 10MPs! A 'yellow blood-bath'....
Latest: Charles Kennedy (former LibDem leader) -> out
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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 May 2015 12:36 pm

Its a long way down for the Lib Dems...

They made their bed at the last election though.
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