LAST PROJECTIONS: Thursday, 06.08.2017
NEXT PROJECTIONS: TBA
Desk Analysis: In 2010, David Cameron lead his Conservative party back to heading the UK government for the first time in thirteen years after bad economic times, an unpopular war, a massive expenses scandal, and a decade plus of same party in power fatigue setting in helped him oust then Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Labour in a close fought race that lead to a coalition with the main third party vote in the Liberal Democrats. In 2015, then Prime Minister Cameron kept his residency in Number 10 Downing Street as he overcame a rough first term in office plagued by a double dip recession, an unstable government, and major riots by leading his party to a majority by pulling off a slightly bigger victory the next time around against then Labour leader Ed MIlliband due in part to a spike in popularity fueled by a rebounding economy, with polls wrongly predicting a tossup race. In 2016, Theresa May took up the premiership after winning the Tory leadership in the event of an unpopular once again Cameron resigning office post the "Brexit" referendum upset. The current popular Prime Minister has now surprisingly called a snap election for 06.08.2017, favored to lead her party to making more gains for their majority. Labour in turn are lead by their controversial leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is trying to prove his place as leader to his own party. 326 seats are needed to form a majority and as of Polling Day, Conservatives could win anywhere between just 310 seats and lead a minority or coalition government or win up to as many as 385 seats and expand their majority, with them expected to win 342. In turn, their main opposition in Labour could win anywhere between just 190 seats and be clearly out of government once again or win up to as many as 265 seats and have an outside shot at leading a coalition minority government, with them expected to win 232.