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Results of the 2024 UK election

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Added: 2024-07-07T20:37:20

Results of the 2024 UK election

I've been documenting the disparities between the number of seats won and the number of seats that would have been won based on the number of votes won.

Previous elections: 2015, 2017

The 2024 UK General Election has again turned out to be quite unfair.

PartyTotal number of votesSeats FPTPSeats PR
Total28,792,897650
Labour9,731,363412219.6
Tory6,827,112121154.1
Lib Dem3,519,1637279.4
SNP724,758916.3
SF210,89174.7
Reform UK4,106,661592.7
DUP172,05853.8
Green1,943,258443.8
PC194,81144.3
SDLP86,86122
Alliance117,19112.6
UUP94,77912.1
Workers' Party210,19404.7
Alba11,78400.2


The big winner...


Labour got 412 seats, but only 219 seats worth of the vote.

...and the big losers


Reform UK got 92 seats worth of the vote but only 5 seats.
Greens got 43 seats worth of the vote but only got 4 seats.
The SNP got 16 seats worth of the vote but only 9 seats.
The Tories got 154 seats worth of the vote but only 121 seats.
The Workers' Party got 4.7 seats worth of the vote but no seats.

Under the current FPTP system, a party could theoretically win 49.9% of the national votes, and end up with 0 seats, and another party that won 50.1% could end up with them all.
This cannot be considered a fair system.
If a party gets 12% of the votes, they should have 12% of the seats.

posted by Calum on 2024-07-07T20:45 under

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