The 2015 British General Election

An overview of what happened and why. The 2015 elections seems to have been a changing of the guard in British politics.

Sources:

BBC coverage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32633099

Guardian coverage
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2015/may/07/live-uk-election-results-in-full

Seats in Commons
http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/current-state-of-the-parties/

First past the post voting system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-past-the-post_voting
http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/first-past-the-post

Majority government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majority_government

Amount of Voters
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11551700/More-people-than-ever-do-not-bother-to-vote-in-general-elections.html

Suffrage
http://www2.stevenson.ac.uk/comenius/articles/univsuff/uk_dg/suff_1a.htm

Milliband Resigns
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/may/08/election-2015-live-labour-and-libdems-crushed-in-shock-election-result
http://atrueindependentscotland.com/lies-deceit-death-labour-party/
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/02/the-collapse-of-scottish-labour-means-the-battle-for-britain-has-only-just-begun/

Clegg breaks tutition fees pledge
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8123832/Nick-Clegg-admits-breaking-tuition-fees-pledge.html
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/sep/19/nick-clegg-apologies-tuition-fees-pledge
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nick-clegg-grilled-over-tuition-5092888
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/04/15/national-union-of-students-launch-advertising-campaign-targeting-lib-dems-who-broke-tuition-fee-promise_n_7074816.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUDjRZ30SNo

SNP gains
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/snp-greater-influence-westminster-election-gains

Independence referendum
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/sep/22/scottish-independence-referendum-the-result-in-three-maps

Galloway loses Bradford to Labour
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11591124/George-Galloway-reported-to-police-for-breaking-election-law.html

DUP
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/08/uk-britain-election-nireland-dup-idUKKBN0NT09720150508

Greens
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32633718

UKIP
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-05-08/ukip-leader-nigel-farage-loses-south-thanet/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32633719
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/ukip-leader-nigel-farage-loses-in-south-thanet-10235307.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gm9q8uabTs
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/ive-had-enough-of-people-insinuating-that-ukip-is-racist–its-simply-not-true-10182747.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mkm1c
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/23/nigel-farage-pub-nick-clegg_n_6922638.html

Hate speech
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/04/17/kill-all-men-lib-dem-activist-in-hate-speech-scandal/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2963721/I-m-not-racist-insists-councillor-kicked-Ukip-saying-problem-people-negroid-features.html

Tory kindness
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/disabled-mark-wood-starved-death-3194250
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/ampp3d/its-official-tory-workfare-scheme-4789078
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/16/nhs-privatisation-biggest-history-staffordshire-cancer

Outro Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etDon1LH1vA