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It’s Time For Change

Before I go any further I should inform you, that I’m entirely apolitical, I honestly couldn’t care less about politics, or which political party is in power, but I do believe in democracy, and care about equal rights and fairness

As the Conservatives campaign slogan states “It’s Time For Change”

And they’re not wrong, but it’s not necessarily the government that needed changing, but the way they were elected! Look at the figures below, Conservatives get 36% of votes, but that equates to 47% of the House of Commons seats, Labour’s 29% of votes equates to 40%, the Liberals 23% only equals 9%, while the remaining 12% of votes only equals 4% of seats.

1 Conservative vote = 1.3
1 Labour vote = 1.37
1 Liberal vote = 0.39
1 Others vote = 0.33

That means every Conservative vote was 3.33 times that of a Liberal vote!
It may be democratic, but it’s hardly fair!