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General election 2015: how Britain really voted

The results of Britain's biggest ever post-election survey reveal the nation's changing political character

By Peter Kellner  

Britain's general election proved to be even more unpredictable than commentators thought. © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Apart from the obvious—joy for the Tories and SNP, gloom for Labour and the Lib Dems, frustration for Ukip—what really happened on 7th May? YouGov has done Britain’s biggest ever post-election survey. We have questioned 100,000 people, weighting the data to both the demographic and political character of Britain today. Here we disclose our results…

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