2017 General Election Results

Author:
Doug Cowan, Digital Officer

Posted on the 29th August 2017

While Labour achieved a nearly proportional result, getting just over 40 percent of the seats on 40 percent of the vote, the Conservatives took a skewed seat-share, with just under 49 percent of the seats on 42 percent of the vote.

Party Vote % Vote % change Seats Seats
change
Seats % Seat % change
Conservative 42.4 5.5 318 -13 48.9 -2
Labour 40 9.5 262 30 40.3 4.6
SNP 3 -1.7 35 -21 5.4 -3.2
Lib Dem 7.4 -0.5 12 4 1.8 0.6
DUP 0.9 0.3 10 2 1.5 0.3
Sinn Féin 0.7 0.2 7 3 1.1 0.5
Plaid Cymru 0.5 -0.1 4 1 0.6 0.2
Green Party 1.6 -2.1 1 0.2
UKIP 1.8 -10.8 0 -1 -0.2
SDLP 0.3 0 -3 -0.5
UUP 0.3 -0.1 0 -2 -0.3
Others 1 n/a 1 0.2 n/a

Yet other parties that have traditionally been marginalised in this system continued to be underrepresented. The Liberal Democrats’ 7.4 percent of the vote translated into just 12 seats (less than 2 percent of seat share) and the Greens only retained their one seat despite attracting over half a million votes – the largest votes per MP ratio. UKIP also attracted over half a million votes but no MPs in return.

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