Here’s how the election results would look under proportional representation


epa04738470 British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron (R) with his wife Samantha (L) stand at the door of Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 08 May 2015. Cameron hailed the 'sweetest victory' of his political career in the general elections, with the win giving the Conservatives around 330 seats and a clear mandate for another five years in office.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA Honey, we’re home (Picture: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA)

Last night saw the Conservative Party romp to victory in the General Election, gaining an unexpected majority that secured another five years in No.10 for David Cameron.

But it turns out that under a proportionally representative system, the Tories wouldn’t have necessarily secured a majority, and we could be facing another five years of coalition government.

Here’s how the vote share looked last night.

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And the amount of seats won by each party.

(Picture: YouGov) (Picture: YouGov)

And here’s how it would’ve looked under proportional representation.

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Conservatives –  242

Labour – 199

Ukip- 82

Lib Dem – 51

SNP – 31

Greens – 24


So what does this mean?

Well, it means that the Tories would have lost 90 seats, meaning that while they would be the largest party in parliament…

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