First Past the Post wastes our votes. In the 2010 elections over half of us might as well have stayed at home.
More than half (52.8%) the votes cast in 2010 were for losing candidates - the highest proportion in a recent election.
In any electoral system, there are a certain number of votes that do not count towards electing a member of parliament – but in First Past the Post
this is taken to extremes.
Percentage of votes wasted in the 2010 General Election