Election Day – 6 May 2010

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image Today was the day. Britain had been waiting for it for weeks, and even longer. Today was May 6th, exactly one month after the election date was set. Three Prime Ministerial TV debates have followed April 5th, which have been very influential in helping the public decide. Huge amounts of propaganda, and weeks of walk-abouts by the Big Three, and now finally it is Election Day.

As I write this, the last votes have been cast, and poll stations have closed. The joint BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll suggests that the Tory party have the largest number of seats, but confirms that it will be a hung parliament. I’m going to watch the BBC’s election show through the night, seeing the news break.

If it is a hung parliament, there is one key thing we can be sure of: we’re heading for days of party discussions, convincing each other to team up.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.