With David Cameron riding high, will he win the next election? In the 2005 general election, each party needed dramatically different numbers of voters for each seat it won. They weren't that far apart in votes cast, but miles apart in seats won.
|2005 UK general election|
|Party||Seats||Votes||% vote||% seats||Votes / seat|
|All others||30||2,809,358||10.3%||4.6%|| ||93,645|
How can anyone possibly call this fair? The worst injustice was done to UKIP - with 605,973 votes and no seats. This would be enough votes for 22 Labour seats. I have no brief for UKIP at all, but they do reflect a particular view in Britain that is seeking representation.
At the next election a hung parliament is a possibility - perhaps that will be what we need to have a change of electoral system. We have to get closer to PR, without ending up like Italy.