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2017 General Election Results

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...

Posted 29 Aug 2017

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Britain is changing, so should our electoral system

So, the Conservatives and DUP have agreed a deal. Despite the two previous elections failing to secure a ‘strong and stable’ government, few saw this coming. There’s a reason for that. Despite all evidence to...

Posted 28 Jun 2017

Katie Ghose

First Past the Post’s Third Strike

We’ve heard it time and time again in different forms: First Past the Post is ‘strong and stable’. It seems that myth has been well and truly bust. This is the third election in a...

Posted 12 Jun 2017

3rd Strike FPTP's out

The scourge of tactical voting

A fifth of voters feel unable to back the party they most support this election, according to polling for the ERS. It’s more than twice the number as in 2015. This is a situation foisted...

Posted 07 Jun 2017

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