Saturday, 8 May 2010

Value of Your Vote

On May 6th 2010 it took on average
  • 33,350 votes to elect each Labour MP
  • 34,989 votes to elect each Tory MP
  • 55,131 votes to elect each Plaid Cymru MP
  • 81,898 votes to elect each SNP MP
  • 119,788 votes to elect each Lib Dem MP

Yes there were hundreds of people disenfranchised across the country due to the queuing issues, but the figures above show a far larger disconnect between the value of the vote based on who you vote for. Time for a change and a fairer politics, time for electoral reform to include proportional representation or else the two old parties will continue to shore things up for their own benefit and not that of the people.

1 comment:

  1. 285,616 to elect a Green MP

    In Northern Ireland:

    DUP: 21,027
    Sinn Fein: 34,388
    SDLP: 36,990
    Alliance: 42,762

    .. and that's without mentioning the 2,055,569 people who voted for parties or independents that didn't get a single MP elected.

    The overall figure is 45,461 votes for every MP