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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.
And the amount of seats won by each party.
And here’s how it would’ve looked under proportional representation.
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SEATS WON UNDER A PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION SYSTEM
Conservatives – 242
Labour – 199
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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