Polling day on Thursday will see 650 MPs elected to Westminster. But what about those candidates who don't win the seat they're contesting?Here, we answer a selection of your questions about the election's losers. Historically, in which election did a party lose the most seats? - Andy Morris, DundeeThe biggest loss for a party in modern political times came when Winston Churchill's Conservatives lost 189 seats as Labour swept to a landslide victory under Clement Atlee in 1945.The 1997 landslide for Tony Blair's Labour Party comes close, with John Major's Conservatives losing 171 seats in that election.Labour lost 40 of their 41 Scottish seats in 2015, the year the SNP won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland.In 2017, the SNP lost 21 of the 56 they'd won just two years before. This was the second biggest loss of Scottish seats since World War Two.What happens if the PM loses his seat in the election? - Frankie Abel, NorwichNo incumbent prime minister has ever lost their seat at a general … [Read more...] about Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: What happens to the losers?
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Here is an election poser: where in Britain have more than 75,000 registered voters been told they can play no part in choosing the next British government and prime minister and why aren't they shouting from the rooftops about it?The answer is the countrified constituency of bucolic Buckingham, deep in Middle England and the safe seat of the Commons Speaker, John Bercow - the only one of 632 seats in Britain where none of the three old major parties is fielding a candidate at the general election on 7 May. This unique Lib Dem-Labour-Conservative pact is the result of a long-running convention that the neutrality of the Commons Speaker - who must renounce his previous party allegiance on being elected to this prestigious post - should not be challenged by the main parties running a candidate against him at a general election.It's a convention often honoured as much in the breach as the observance, but it has held solid in recent elections, and means the voters of Buckingham will only … [Read more...] about The unusual battle in Speaker’s seat
After the Lok Sabha election results were announced on May 23, the political circles are abuzz with talks about the Maharashtra assembly elections which will be held in October-November. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants. After the reunion just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP and the Shiv Sena had agreed to contest on equal number of seats in the upcoming assembly elections. While both the parties had contested against each other in the last assembly elections, the alliance this time means the BJP has to leave some seats from Pune city for the Sena. Girish Bapat, Pune member of Parliament (MP), on Friday, said, “The BJP will give justice to the Shiv Sena in the assembly elections.” But he denied commenting on which seats would be handed over to the Shiv … [Read more...] about Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP’s rise in vote share in Pune dims Sena’s hopes of seat sharing
Having no local winnable face to pitch against sitting MP and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chose to field Bollywood actor Sunny Deol thinking his celebrity status may help it sail through. The BJP announced Deol’s candidature from the seat hours after he joined the party even as it took days to convince him to take the plunge as he was reportedly reluctant to join politics. The BJP strategists were of the view that local contenders, including late MP Vinod Khanna’s wife Kavita Khanna, could not pose a serious challenge to the Congress candidate, it is learnt. Swaran Salaria, the other contender for the ticket, was hardly in the reckoning after he lost the 2017 bypoll, necessitated by Khanna’s death, by over 1.82 lakh votes. Moreover, the celebrity card has worked well for the party in the segment. In 1998, when Vinod Khanna, who had no Punjab … [Read more...] about Lok Sabha Elections 2019: No winnable local faces, BJP plays celebrity card in Gurdaspur
The Hamirpur Assembly bye-election in Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to take place on Monday (September 23), along with three other seats in Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Tripura each. The number and name of the assembly Constituency are 228-Hamirpur. The counting of votes will be held on Friday (September 27). Live TV The bye-election was necessitated following the conviction of Ashok Chandel, former BJP MLA from the constituency, in a murder case and his subsequent disqualification from the Assembly. Chandel was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Allahabad High Court in a 22-year-old shootout case in which five members of a family were killed in Hamirpur. The election will be a four-cornered fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The BJP has fielded Yuvraj Singh, SP has declared Dr Manoj Prajapati, Congress has announced Hardeepak Nishad and BSP has selected Naushad Ali as their respective candidates from the Hamirpur … [Read more...] about Congress candidate Hardeepak Nishad vs BJP’s Yuvraj Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur Assembly bye-election
The Badharghat (SC) Assembly bye-election in Tripura is scheduled to take place on Monday (September 23), along with three other seats in Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh each. The number and name of the assembly Constituency are 14-Badharghat (SC). The counting of votes will be held on Friday (September 27). Live TV The by-election to Badharghat was necessitated following the death of sitting BJP legislator Dilip Sarkar. A former five-time Congress legislator, Sarkar, who joined BJP in 2017 along with seven other Congress MLAs, died on April 1 after a prolonged illness. Four candidates, including two women, have filed their nomination papers for the by-election. In a four-cornered electoral fight, the by-poll would be contested between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Mimi Majumder, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front nominee Bulti Biswas, Congress aspirant Ratan Chandra Das and SUCI (C) contestant Mridul Kanti Sarkar. Around 58,400 … [Read more...] about Congress candidate Ratan Chandra Das vs BJP’s Mimi Majumder in Tripura’s Badharghat (SC) Assembly bye-election