What was the share of the vote in 2019?

What was the share of the vote in 2019?

The 2019 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday, 12 December 2019. It resulted in the Conservative Party receiving a landslide majority of 80 seats. The Conservatives made a net gain of 48 seats and won 43.6% of the popular vote – the highest percentage for any party since 1979.

How many people voted in the 2017 UK general election?

2017 United Kingdom general election

Popular vote 13,636,684 12,878,460
Percentage 42.4% 40.0%
Swing 5.5 pp 9.6 pp
Leader Tim Farron Arlene Foster
Party Liberal Democrats DUP

What was David Cameron’s majority?

Following the 2015 general election, Cameron remained Prime Minister, this time at the head of a Conservative-only government with a majority of 12 seats.

How many votes did Labour get in 2005?


Party Labour Party Conservative and Unionist Party
Votes 9,552,436 (35.2%) 8,784,915 (32.4%)
Seats 355 (55.2%) 198 (30.7%)

How many seats does UKIP have in Parliament?

Two parties are now massively over-represented in parliament, compared with the percentage of votes they actually won. The Conservatives secured 37% of the votes cast but took 51% of the seats. Given the voter turnout of 66%, this means it won the support of a mere 24% of registered electors.

How many MPS does the Scottish National Party have?

The Scottish National Party (SNP), for which I have considerable sympathy, took 95% of Scotland’s seats despite winning only 50% of Scottish votes. The 50% of Scots who voted for parties other than the SNP ended up with only three MPs to represent them. That’s not fair either. The SNP’s 1.4 million votes secured it 56 MPs.

How many MPs were elected in UK in 2005?

Not a single MP elected in 2005 won the votes of more than 50% of the eligible electors in his or her constituency. Is this democracy? No. It is a total farce – a mockery of democratic principles and values. Democracy is defined as a system of government based on the majority will. Clearly, our voting system does not deliver that result.