Every general election, sites like the BBC, Guardian and Telegraph present live updates of the general election results as they roll in. Yet, despite having the data in front of you, it’s often hard to see the warping effect of our broken voting system.
In 2017, the Conservatives gained vote share but lost seats, while the precise opposite happened to the Liberal Democrats. Not that you’d know from coverage that focused on the seats each party won – rather than the votes we all actually cast.
That means, so often with results coverage, the obvious flaws in Westminster’s voting system aren’t immediately apparent.
We want to shine a light on this – so we’ve built our own website, with the generous support of hundreds of members and supporters, where you’ll be able to watch the results come in live.