Electoral Evidence

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  • Electoral Systems
    • 2010 election: Conservatives 36% (not absolute majority), coalition with Liberal democrats
    • 2015 election: Conservatives 37%, majority but not absolute
    • 2017: Conservatives 318 seats, minority government, confidence and supply with DUP. Conservative seats fairly proportionate, 42% of votes 485 seats, SNP 5% of seats with 3% of vote, Green party got less votes than UKIP but gained a seat due to concentrated support in Brighton
    • 2016 Scottish election: SNP 63/129 seats, not majority (minority government)
    • 2016 Welsh Assembly election: Labour 26 seats out of 60, coalition with Plaid Cymru
    • EU Referendum: 72% turnout, 52% Leave, 48% remain
    • Scotland, Northern Ireland, Polish Community and Britons living in the EU voted overwhelmingly remain – tyranny of the majority
    • Scottish Devolution 1997: 60% turnout, 74% Yes, 26% no
    • Scottish Referendum 2014: 85% turnout, UK 55%, Independence 45%
    • Welsh devolution 1997: 50% turnout, 50% yes, 49% no

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