UK ELECTION: Tories win decreased majority, cement Felton’s leadership

The next general election in the United Kingdom is set to be primarily fought over the Felton government’s ties to the Republic of Panem as the Labour opposition leader Ulysses West has staked his campaign on the coalition agreement involving Panem and the UK in the Greek conflict.

Prime Minister Edith Felton’s Conservative Party will face off against Ulysses West’s Labour Party at the polls two weeks from today after a heated election campaign in which Felton has accused the Labour Party of participating in “the typical IANO fascism.” West has repeatedly invoked the United Kingdom’s coalition policy with the Panem government as a “terrible decision that has led to unprecedented chaos.”

In the face of this brutal campaign, the Tories have seen their support begin to lower in their final days. Eager to prevent what occurred in the past with the 2017 election campaign, Felton has avoided taking center-stage throughout the campaign, relying heavily on her cabinet. Nonetheless, the popularity of Felton and the record 489 seats out of 650 total seats that the party currently holds aren’t considered to be enough on their own, leading some to wonder if Felton may be on the verge of losing her majority. In that case, it’s likely that the Labour Party would be experiencing record support in the modern era and that other parties would likely either dip to record lows or detract from the Conservatives.

The results from the last election were as follows:

Conservatives: 489 seats

Labour: 114 seats

Liberal Democrats: 20 seats

DUP: 9 seats

Sinn Féin: 8 seats

Plaid Cymru: 3 seats

Greens: 1 seat

Other: 6 seats

UPDATE: We have officially received from the BBC their exit poll for the UK general election. The projection from the exit poll is as follows:

Conservatives: 347 seats (-142)

Labour: 148 seats (+34)

Liberal Democrats: 131 seats (+111)

DUP: 12 seats (+3)

Sinn Féin: 7 seats (-1)

Plaid Cymru: 3 seats (-)

Greens: 1 seat (-)

Other: 1 seat (-5)

Bad news for Edith Felton and the Conservatives today as the Prime Minister’s record-breaking majority will be majorly slimmed. Only time will tell if these results are accurate, but previous exit polls have shown to be mostly correct. However, this is still a working majority as 326 seats are needed to govern.

UPDATE 2: We can now confirm that Edith Felton, who is currently already the longest serving female prime minister in addition to being the longest serving Conservative prime minister, will go on to serve a fourth term as prime minister following the results of this election. If the Prime Minister completes this next five year term without facing a leadership spill, vote of no confidence, early election, or early resignation, she will become the second longest-serving prime minister in the United Kingdom’s history.

UPDATE 3: We can now deliver the final seat results for the election.

Conservatives: 355 seats (-134)

Liberal Democrats: 141 seats (+121)

Labour: 130 seats (+16)

DUP: 15 seats (+6)

Sinn Féin: 4 seats (-3)

Plaid Cymru: 3 seats (-)

Greens: 1 seat (-)

Other: 1 seat (-5)

To much surprise, the exit poll results were much farther off than expected. Rather than Ulysses West’s Labour Party becoming the main opposition to Prime Minister Felton’s government, the Liberal Democrats, led by leader Russell Chambers, will now serve as the formal opposition to the Conservative government. Furthermore, the Conservative tally was off by eight seats, as was the DUP total by four seats that were predicted to go to Sinn Féin.

These results, while a bit demoralizing for the Conservatives, were partially expected. It was considered unlikely that the Conservatives would keep such a large majority, but it wasn’t foreseen that the Tories would lose 134 seats. However, Edith Felton maintains her majority, ensuring what should be another five years of Conservative rule. However, the big winners of today are Labour and the LibDems. While many would argue that the two essentially prevented the other from winning, both put a major dent in the Tory majority. This is also the first time that the LibDems will serve as the official opposition, having the ability to form a shadow government as they see fit. This likely will not look well upon Ulysses West, who was seen as Labour’s shining star in an era in which Labour cannot seem to get a grip. However, West’s leadership might be saved due to the gains made this election.

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