Thursday, May 6, 2010
BRITAIN is heading for a hung parliament with the Conservatives the largest party, according to a TV exit poll tonight.
Tory leader David Cameron was left tantalisingly close to the door of Downing Street with his party on 307 seats – 19 short of an overall majority.
Gordon Brown’s Labour would have 255 seats and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats would have 59 seats, according to the poll.
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The BBC/ITV News/Sky News poll interviewed 18,000 voters, who had already cast their ballot, at 130 polling stations across the UK.
Exit polls are analysed by a team of voting experts and statisticians in order to produce the 10pm final forecast.
At the last election an exit poll commissioned by the BBC and ITV News forecast a Labour majority of 66 – the correct prediction.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm