2005 General election results summary


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  • Majority – 68
  • PM Tony Blair
  • PM Gordon Brown 2007—2010
  • Held on Thursday, 5th May 2005
  • Electorate – 44,180,243
Table: 2005 general election results summary
Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes % ±% Candidates
  Labour 355 0 47 +24 9,556,183 35.2 +0.8 627
  Conservative 198 36 3 -26 8,772,599 32.4 +1.5 630
  Liberal Democrat 62 16 5 +50 5,982,164 22.0 +3.1 626
  Democratic Unionist 9 4 0 -49 241,856 0.9 -15.2 18
  Scottish National 6 2 0 0 412,267 1.5 0.0 59
  Sinn Féin 5 1 0 -1 174,530 0.6 0.0 18
  Plaid Cymru 3 0 1 0 174,838 0.6 0.0 40
  SDLP 3 1 1 0 125,626 0.5 0.0 18
  Ulster Unionist 1 0 5 +2 127,414 0.5 0.0 18
 Respect 1 1 0 0 68,094 0.3 +2.8 26
  Ind Kid Hosp 1 0 0 +1 18,739 0.1 +9.5 1
  Others 1 1 0 0 251,646 0.9 -0.3 500

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