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How about just total number of votes for each party.
The current system is designed for a “two horse race”, or “first past the post”, but the reality is that some constituencies have multiple parties in real contention for a seat. What I have done is looked at the results from a different perspective, that is by accounting only for proper majorities; this narrows the result down to the top two parties, being Conservative and Labour. Where the parties achieve 50% based upon two ideas, that is overall votes and also the difference between first and second being greater than half of all votes, the true picture becomes apparent. Basically, the major conurbations were clearly in favour of Labour while the countryside was looking elsewhere.
originally posted by: supamoto
Shame this didn't get more responses.
Totally agree, we in the cities got shafted....big time.
TPTB already knew it, lol.
No more riots please!!!
They spend enough of our taxes on inner city regeneration/destruction.
We need the money for schools, hospitals & welfare.
Thanks for the analysis.