British General Elections

Polling stations opened in Britain Thursday for what is expected to be the closest general election for decades.
Some 50,000 polling stations will close at 10:00 pm (2100 GMT), with the first results expected within two hours.

Leader Gordon Brown David Cameron Nick Clegg
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 24 June 2007 6 December 2005 18 December 2007
Leader’s seat Kirkcaldy
& Cowdenbeath
Witney Sheffield Hallam
Last election 356 seats, 35.3% 198 seats, 32.3% 62 seats, 22.1%
Seats needed –23[note 1] +116[note 1] +264

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