In Brief: Why We Need Electoral Reform


In our democracy an MP can be elected by getting any percentage of the vote in their constituency as long as it is a greater percentage than any other single candidate.  So a Tory MP could be elected on 36% of the vote, if Labour get 35%, the Greens get 29%.  The majority of people voted for left-wing parties (64%), however the Conservatives were still able to win.  Of course, this could happen the other way round - where Labour win a seat despite, perhaps, a joint Conservative and Lib Dem majority.

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