Cameron wins surprise victory in watershed UK vote

An exit poll predicting that the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister David Cameron will be the largest party with 316 seats is projected onto BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place in London on May 7, 2015Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives won a stunning victory in Britain’s election on Friday, which cut short the careers of his top three rivals and put the country’s European Union future in doubt. Widespread predictions of a close contest with the opposition Labour party turned out to be wide of the mark, as Cameron won 331 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons and a new term as head of a majority Tory government. North of the border, nationalists won a historic landslide in Scotland, just seven months after losing a referendum on independence. In another dramatic result, the leaders of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) all stepped down over their parties’ electoral drubbing.

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