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BBC Election 2005 exit poll

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Published on Apr 20, 2010

When Big Ben struck 10 pm on 5 May 2005, the BBC announced the result of their exit poll which showed that Tony Blair would remain as Prime Minister but with a majority in the House of Commons of just 66.

Although the result was correct, the exit poll predicted number of seats for each party was not quite right. In reality, Labour won 356 seats, the Conservatives won 198 seats and the Liberal Democrats won 62 seats.

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