Friday, 8 May 2015

Seven Weird Moments from the 2015 General Election

The election trail took party leaders to all four corners of the country. Along the way, some very strange things happened...

1. Student drops trousers at sight of Nick Clegg

On the campaign trail in the West Midlands, Nick Clegg almost got to the bottom of things.

2. Polling Stations
Yes, that is someone's living room in Pica in Cumbria.

3. Miliband's trip

On the plus side, he fared quite well in front of the Question Time audience.

4. Paddy Ashdown eats his own hat... literally!

During an interview on May 7th, Liberal Democrat, Paddy Ashdown said he would eat his hat if the exit poll was accurate. Unfortunately for him, it was. The following evening, he was presented with an edible hat during Question Time.

5. Nigel on BBC bias

When all else fails, turn on the audience.

6. Is Ed Miliband tough enough?
Hell yes he's tough enough.

7. Murray's reaction
Al Murray's reaction to Nigel Farage losing out on the South Thanet seat was priceless. Murray actually ran in the election - but only got 318 votes.

How democratic was the 2015 General Election?

Not very. Just compare the amount of votes a party got and the corresponding amount of seats they got below.

How accurate were the opinion polls in the 2015 General Election?

Not very.

But the exit poll (taken on the same day as the election) is ridiculously accurate.