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To have a chance of winning a seat with 23% of the vote you need either a 4-way race or a 3-seat constituency.

The brainless should not be in banking -- Willem Buiter
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 04:23:02 AM EST
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                                        Thousand votes per seat
UK    Con    10,168,583    298    34.12
          Lab    8,236,191    248    33.21
         LD    6,435,621    51    126.19

England    Con    9,383,859    282    33.28
                Lab    6,679,336    181    36.90
                  LD    5,689,278    38    149.72


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 05:58:15 AM EST
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The first point is, Libdems are getting less with more votes. Their "performance" now might be quite an extreme example. It will be interesting to see the distribution (including variation) of winning percentages for each party. Labour is getting 29%, but almost 3 times more seats.
by das monde on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 06:01:24 AM EST
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