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:
|Party||Total number of votes||Seats FPTP||Seats PR|
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.