Today is a big day in the UK politics world, the day of the General Election! After 13 years of a Labour government, hopefully today we shall see some change! During Labours term in power, they have introduced almost 1 law a day, from big ones like 'no public smoking' to small, petty ones like 'You can't look at a child unless you have a million background checks, are a eunuch, and are wearing a hi-viz jacket'.
So, like the American elections, today is the day for change! (but hopefully not Tory change, eugh...) Voting has been going on all day, with the first results coming in at roughly 2220 later tonight.
The predicted result is a Hung Parliament, where no party has overall majority. I don't know what this entails exactly, maybe someone can enlighten me, but it sounds like it will head for some more interesting debates in the House of Commons over the next few months until a leader is elected!
The three main parties in the running are Labour (Gordon Brown, red), Conservative, or Tory (David Cameron, blue) and the Liberal Democrats (Nick Clegg, orange)
As long as the British Nationalist Party (BNP) don't gain any seats, the election will be a good one, and if the Tories don't win a majority, even better!
So, my fellow UK TPR people, if you haven't voted yet, scoot on out to your local poling station and TICK THOSE BOXES! (no.. not those ones...)
Tune in again at 2AM to find out who wins! (I think that might be 9pm New York time, I dunno)
For those interested...
Lib Dem Manifesto here
Labour Manifesto here
Conservative Manifesto here
UKIP Manifesto here
Green Party Manifesto here
BNP Background (website is down) here