21 Apr '17 09:461 edit

As Peter Snow would have said 'Just a bit of fun....'

You need to make a prediction of the number of seats each of the 6 largest parties (by number of votes cast at the last general election) will get at the next general election.

For every seat your prediction is away from the actual result, you will receive points on the following basis:

Conservative / Labour : 1pt per seat away

Liberal Democrats : 3 pts per seat

Scottish Nationalists : 5pts per seat

UKIP / Greens : 10pts per seat

So, if you predict 180 Labour seats, and the result is 190, you receive 10 pts.

If you predict 2 UKIP seats, and the result is 0, you receive 20 pts.

The winner is the person with the lowest total points tally. In the event of a tie, the most accurate Conservative prediction will win, followed by Labour, Lib Dem, SNP, UKIP, Green, and then a toss of a coin.

To help you, the following is a (very rough) guide to where the bookies opened their betting (do your own research as these things change very quickly):

Conservatives 384

Labour 162

Liberal Democrats 28

Scottish Nationalists 52

UKIP 0

Greens 1

Please post your predictions no later than midnight on Wednesday 7 June (UK time).

Good luck

You need to make a prediction of the number of seats each of the 6 largest parties (by number of votes cast at the last general election) will get at the next general election.

For every seat your prediction is away from the actual result, you will receive points on the following basis:

Conservative / Labour : 1pt per seat away

Liberal Democrats : 3 pts per seat

Scottish Nationalists : 5pts per seat

UKIP / Greens : 10pts per seat

So, if you predict 180 Labour seats, and the result is 190, you receive 10 pts.

If you predict 2 UKIP seats, and the result is 0, you receive 20 pts.

The winner is the person with the lowest total points tally. In the event of a tie, the most accurate Conservative prediction will win, followed by Labour, Lib Dem, SNP, UKIP, Green, and then a toss of a coin.

To help you, the following is a (very rough) guide to where the bookies opened their betting (do your own research as these things change very quickly):

Conservatives 384

Labour 162

Liberal Democrats 28

Scottish Nationalists 52

UKIP 0

Greens 1

Please post your predictions no later than midnight on Wednesday 7 June (UK time).

Good luck