British Exit Poll Bodes Well for Cameron

His Conservatives expected to easily win most seats, though short of a majority
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2015 4:52 PM CDT
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha arrive at a polling station in Spelsbury, England.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – It looks like David Cameron, not Ed Miliband, will be celebrating the British election results. As expected, an exit poll shows that neither of their parties will win a clear majority in today's British elections. The surprise, however, is that Cameron's Conservatives are on track to do way better than expected, reports the BBC. The Conservatives were expected to get 316 seats to Labour's 239 in the 650-seat House of Commons, thus putting Cameron in good shape to remain as prime minister. Also celebrating will be the Scottish National Party, which is projected to gain the most seats, for a total of 58, notes AP. The first official results were due in a matter of hours. (Read more David Cameron stories.)

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