BMI Research Publishes UK 2015 Election Primer

BMI Research has just published a comprehensive primer on the forthcoming general election in the UK on May 7, 2015. This is the third in a series of election primers we will publish over the course of 2015 and beyond, with Greece and Nigeria having been published earlier this year.

The upcoming general election in the UK is set to be the closest in over 40 years, and the chances of a majority government being formed are relatively slim. In this primer, we assess the likelihood of various outcomes and coalition combinations, the policy implications of these coalitions, and the impact of these scenarios on important sectors in the UK economy. The report is structured as follows:

  • Background to the election and brief history of UK post-war politics
  • Overview of the UK's election system
  • Overview of the UK's political parties and their policies
  • Historic election results (general elections since 1945, as well as EU parliament and council votes and by-elections in the 2010-15 parliament)
  • Election scenarios – An assessment of the likelihood of various outcomes and different coalitions being formed, or fresh elections being called by year-end
  • Implications for the infrastructure, power and renewable energy, operational risk, and oil & gas sectors

The report is also available to subscribers of our online service.