A constituency map published by Google has predicted a win for David Cameron tonight.
The map, that predicts which political party and respective leader are dominating internet searches across the UK, suggested the David Cameron will stay as PM, with Nigel Farage in second place and Ed Milliband in third.
Designed by the Google News Lab team with Dr Alasdair Rey, a senior lecturer in urban studies and planning at the University of Sheffield, the team used Google search data over the past 12 months and used Google’s Knowledge graph technology to find the most searched for party leader in over 5,000 towns and cities.
The interactive map allows users to hover over a region to reveal names of the constituencies, the most searched for leader, the name of the current MP and the party that they belong to.
However, the map does not reveal the context in which the party leaders were searched for, and these searches do not automatically equate to votes for that party.
But if these searches do equate to votes, then Google predicts that Cameron will win 327 votes, Farage will rally up a total of 221, and Miliband will obtain 125. The map also suggests that Nicola Sturgeon will win 43, Nick Clegg will gain 17 and Natalie bennett will win 3, whilst Leanne Wood will earn a solitary seat.
Quite unsurprisingly a majority of the Scottish constituency’s are yellow, an indication of searches for Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Nationalist Party.