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Presumably should be moved to 2015 United Kingdom general election. Peter Jackson (talk) 15:58, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Ro Thorpe (talk) 23:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Done. John Stephenson (talk) 14:12, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Peter Jackson (talk) 10:27, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Results

I see even Wikpedia haven't been doing a running total table. I'm inclined to follow their example and wait till the last results are there to add a full list of party totals (unless there's a really serious delay somewhere). From what someone said on the BBC this morning, St Ives (Cornwall) might not declare till tomorrow (I think the problem is that they decided to transport the Scilly Isles ballot boxes by boat, rather than helicopter as in Scotland). Peter Jackson (talk) 08:53, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

I've sourced the detailed results to the House of Commons website. This will need to be replaced by an archived version before it changes (most likely at a byelection). I've rearranged the entries in what I think is a more logical order:

  • party totals come first, in order of size
  • in cases of equality, I've backtracked to the last general election they were unequal and followed that order
  • independents should come after parties, even if they'd turned out to be more than the smallest party (because they're sort of a party each in their own right)
  • the Speaker belongs at the end as non-political

Peter Jackson (talk) 09:56, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

I have added the percentage of the vote in each case, but I have not found a source which gives the percentage of the vote of the nationalist parties within their own nation. --Martin Wyatt (talk) 19:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

That seems to work OK in this case: I've looked through the fuller table on WP and there don't seem to be any parties with no seats but more votes than the smallest vote share of a party winning a seat, SDLP 0.3%.

As Farage's resignation has now been withdrawn at the request of his party's National Executive I'll remove the reference to it. If anyone thinks it's still important enough to mention they can put it back. Peter Jackson (talk) 08:32, 12 May 2015 (UTC)