David Cameron's Conservative party will take the largest number of seats in British elections for the House of Commons, probably ending 13 years of Labour government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, exit polls predicted Thursday.
The Conservatives are projected to win 307 seats in the 650-seat chamber - 19 short of a majority.
Labour is predicted to take 255 seats, and the Liberal Democrats 59.
The results are only preliminary. Votes will be counted by hand across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through the night, and official results should be known by Friday.
The leader of the largest party traditionally gets the first chance to form a government and become prime minister.