Will next year be the first GE where 6 parties will win seats in England?
Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Respect, Greens and UKIP (will focus heavily on 1-5 seats)
*for the record, I have been elected as the new Labour Party leader.
On the subject of seats i actually did some analysis when playing around with figures a few weeks ago. It's only my personal thoughts which is why it does not fit exactly with the polls (i don't think the Lib Dems will be below 15% come the general election for one thing - It should be noted that the heads of Youguv and Comres have said the same on the Daily Politics as well despite showing them very low).
Anyhow, provided Scotland stays then the Libs lose 13 seats (12 to Labour). The interesting thing though is that if Ukip cut into the Tory vote enough to generate a swing of even 3% from the Tories to Lib Dems in some seats then the Libs have a chance to take 7 Tory seats.
Ukip (if we exclude the speakers seat as an anomaly last time) have a chance in 6 seats realistically based on the council elections last year. That does include Eastleigh though which i doubt they'll take given that it's a general election and polling for the local election there has the Lib Dems at 40% which coupled with keeping the seat in a by-election suggests to me that the Libs are safe in 2015 so long as they have a decent ground campaign.
I predict a Monster Raving Loony win