View Full Version : British Hung Parliament seeks Coillition

05-07-2010, 05:53 PM

The Conservatives won the Ellection, but failed by 19 seats to win a majority. The danger with Governing in this manner is when the opposition has 19 more votes then the Government, how can the governing party actually work?

Therefore several things now happen. The Queen will contact the current Prime Minister who is technically still Gordon Brown of Labour and ask whether he can fix up a working opposition Government, by creating a pact with another party...the obvious one is the Liberal Democrats, but all the Unionists and independants together might do.

The Liberal Democrats are willing to work with Labour but only if Gordon Brown aggrees to resign, and the Government agree to do a referendum on changing the ellectorial system to Proportional Representation at future General and Local Ellections.

Meanwhile, the Democratically Ellected party Leader, David Cameron will be trying to create a working government either on his own as a minority party or in combination with unionists, independants, or Liberal Democrats...though he did in the campaign say he didnt want to go into debates with the Liberal Democrats.

IF Gordon Brown, or a Lib/Lab Government will function, the Queen is entitled to allow that to happen, even though its not the ellected party, because in terms of seats, the democratically ellected party are a minority and therefore unfit to rule.

Cameron could force the issue either with a pact of his own, in which case the Queen is likely to sanction that as it is at least part supported by a democratic vote...or he could demand to go it alone. If he goes it alone, I can guarentee you the first tabled vote will be a "Vote of No Confidence" by the Majority, but unellected, parties...which if they succeed will oust him and his party, thus making them the Government. Either way, without a coillision, David Cameron is pretty much screwed...and the price of the coillition that would rob him, would mean the downfall of Gordon Brown...so it looks likely that neither David Cameron, or Gordon Brown will be Prime Minister next week.

The Parliament could of course stay hung, if niether of the two main parties can combine to form a majority, because neiether will side with the Liberal Democrats...if that happens...the chances will be a new general ellection sometime next year.

Of course...the whole ellection itself has been marred. There was MAJOR postal vote fraud picked up, with citizens being invented and casting their votes...not to mention in two large cities certain proportions of the population couldnt vote because of administrative errors at the polling station.

In Harrogate, the Liberal Democratic Strong hold was Crushed, and the seat has fallen to the Conservatives...I voted for this to happen as a last moment change of plan, hoping for a conservative majority to stop any labour pact as I didnt think the Liberal Democrats would actually be strong enough to go with Conservative against Labour with the outcome of a Hung Parliament. Whilst I helpped win the seat for this area...the party is 19 seats short of the majority needed to rule

Coalition talks are underway between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats after the general election left the UK with its first hung parliament since 1974.

The new House of Commons will contain 307 Tory MPs - 19 short of an overall majority - 258 Labour MPs, 57 Lib Dem MPs and 27 others, including the nationalists and Northern Ireland parties.

Convention dictates that in the event of a hung parliament, the incumbent party has the first attempt at forming a new government and that the sitting prime minister remains in power until they tender their resignation.

Gordon Brown has made a statement in Downing Street, signalling that he will try to remain in office and has said that he is "happy to see any leaders" for discussions about a coalition. He spoke of instant legislation to reform the voting system - a key demand of the Liberal Democrats.

But David Cameron has made "a big open offer" to work with the Liberal Democrats to form a new government, and negotiations have begun between the two parties over what form of coalition this could take. Former Conservative prime minister John Major has said that Lib Dem seats in a Tory cabinet is a "price worth paying" for stable government.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has said that the party with the most votes and seats deserves the right to try to form a government. "I think it's now for the Conservative Party to prove that it is capable of seeking to govern in the national interest," he added.

The election results defied any sort of consistent pattern, with all parties suffering mixed fortunes at the polls.

- The Tories defeated Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik in Montgomeryshire on a gigantic 13% swing, and won the symbolic seat of Basildon. But they did not win Gedling, Tooting and Bolton North East from Labour, all key targets, and failed to unseat Schools Secretary Ed Balls in Morley & Outwood.

- Two former Labour home secretaries lost their seats. Jacqui Smith was defeated at Redditch by the Tories on a mighty swing of 9.2%, while Charles Clarke lost to the Liberal Democrats in Norwich South.

- Esther Rantzen failed to win LutonSouth, the seat being held by Labour. Independent MP for Wyre Forest, Dr Richard Taylor, lost his seat to the Conservatives. BNP leader Nick Griffin was roundly defeated at Barking where Labour's Margaret Hodge increased her majority.

- The Green Party won their first ever seat in parliament when Caroline Lucas took Brighton Pavilion from Labour.

- In a shock result from Northern Ireland, First Minister Peter Robinson was defeated in BelfastEast by the Alliance Party.

- The Electoral Commission has pledged to investigate reports that voters were left queuing outside polling stations when the polls closed at 10.00pm.