UK General Elections: Brexit shadow looms large as voters gear up to elect the new government

Before the general election is held on Thursday party leaders were on the campaign trail Wednesday for the last hectic day on the campaign trail

London: The U.K. facing the polls on Thursday for a general election that is likely to shape the country for decades to come.

The separate vote was called by the government led by Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Boris Johnson because of a parliamentary impasse over the Brexit deal he had negotiated with the EU.

The Conservative Party and Boris Johnson are aiming to win enough seats to give them a majority in the 650-seat parliament that will enable them to pass their Brexit deal, formally known as the “Withdrawal Agreement.” The PM Boris Johnson has repeatedly said a vote for his party means the ability to “get Brexit done.”

The reputation of voter polls is on the line too with previous forecasts failing to predict the actual outcome of the 2016 EU referendum or a snap general election in 2017, in which then-Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority in parliament.

It is estimated that any winning party must grab in excess of 320 seats for any sort of majority. A hung parliament, in which no one party holds an outright majority, cannot be ruled out given the margin of error in the last major voter poll before the actual vote.

Labour party pledges to give the public a second vote on Brexit, he said that it will secure a “sensible Brexit deal” that will put to another referendum against an option to remain. labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has drawn criticism for his failure to make a clear personal preference on Brexit.

But the MRP poll is one of few surveys that roughly predicted the result of the 2017 election, a result that made it ultimately impossible for Theresa May to get Brexit deal passed by a majority in parliament.

However, the elections noted that “like all predictions, our model comes with some uncertainty, and the margin of error here could put the final number of Conservative seats from 311 to 367. This means that we absolutely cannot rule out the 2019 election producing a hung Parliament and nor can we rule out a larger Conservative majority.”

In the U.K. voting will happen at 7:00 a.m. London time with polling stations open until 10:00 p.m., although some voters may have already cast their ballot in advance by post.

Before the general election is held on Thursday party leaders were on the campaign trail Wednesday for the last hectic day on the campaign trail. Both prominent parties have experienced mixed fortunes during the election campaign with question marks raised over their honesty, attitudes towards Jews and Muslims, and promises to grand spending pledges.
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