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Proportional results of 2017 UK General Election

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Added: 2017-06-17T17:37:20

Proportional results of 2017 UK General Election

First Past The Post has again produced a very unfair proportion of MPs in the 2017 UK General Election.

Since the 2015 General Election, I have decided to not vote in any FPTP elections, and this time round, I duly went along and spoiled my ballot.

Here are the results:

PartyTotal number of votesSeats FPTPSeats PR
Total32,196,918650650
Tory13,669,883 318276
Labour12,878,460262260
Lib Dem2,371,9101248
SNP977,5693520
UKIP594,068012
Green525,435111
DUP292,316106
SF238,91575
PC164,46643
SDLP95,41902
UUP83,28002


The big winners...


The Tories got 318 seats, but only 276 seats worth of the vote.
The SNP got 35 seats, but only 20 seats worth of the vote.

...and the big losers


UKIP got 0 seat, but got 12 seats worth of the vote.
The Greens got 1 seat, but 11 seats worth of the vote.
The Lib Dems got 12 seats, but got 48 seats worth of the vote.

I find it amazing that anyone can defend a system where a party gets 7.4% of the votes, but 1.8% of the seats or 0.9% of the votes but 1.5% of the seats.

posted by Calum on 2017-06-17T18:00 under

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