Tag Archives: FPTP

  1. Why it doesn’t matter that many Labour target seats voted Leave


    May 27, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The way the First-past-the-post electoral system works means that a Remain supporting mainstream party can win plenty of Leave seats …
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  2. A new political party doesn’t have to win seats in Parliament to be successful

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    September 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    During the August political news ‘silly-season’, James Chapman, former Chief of Staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis, started a one-man …
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  3. Change in popular votes but not seats in Northern Ireland?

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    May 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Northern Ireland have had their political earthquake already. The FPTP election system used in this General Election means there is …
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  4. Why we are unlikely to get a change in election system


    May 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     The problems with trying to get a referendum on changing the election system (the way in which votes are …
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  5. First Past the Post – Disproportional Representation or Producer of stable government?

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    May 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     Let’s start with the two graphs above. On the left are the actual seats won. One the right are …
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  6. Why the Liberal Democrats must be giving thanks for First Past the Post


    April 12, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At one stage, during the mass leaders’ debate last week, Nick Clegg turned and demanded an apology from Ed Miliband …
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  7. Wales 2015 Part 1 – As you were

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    January 2, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whereas Scotland’s 2015 results could change the course of the 2015 General election result, the results from Wales will not. …
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