UK Election: Voter Turnout vs Share by Party

Adrian By Party, U.K. Election 2015 0 Comments

As we saw on the post MP Majority by Party, the average majority achieved by the Conservative party was higher than either Labour or the SNP. Labour and SNP had similar average majorities – with Labour having the smallest overall average majority. In the chart below, we see that the average turnout in seats won by the SNP was slightly …

UK Election: MP Majority – by Party

Adrian By Party, U.K. Election 2015 1 Comment

Introduction Comparisons between the parties majorities can help to shed light on how secure their position is.  The MP’s majority is, for a given seat, the number of votes for the winning party minus the number of votes for the party in second place. In effect the majority is the size of the hurdle that the party in second must …

UK Election: Votes by MPs Seat won – analysis

Adrian By Party, U.K. Election 2015 0 Comments

Introduction How many votes does a Conservative receive on average? On average how many votes are cast in Labour seats… Did the SNP receive proportionally as many votes as other parties in the seat that they won?  These, and related, questions are answered. I present an analysis of the number of votes that the winning party receveived, in the seats …

UK Election: MPs by Religion or Faith

Adrian By Party, By Religion, U.K. Election 2015 0 Comments

Introduction Christianity has been reported as in “terminal decline” in the UK. Articles such as the The Telegraph reporting in 2013 that  Christianity is declining 50% faster than thought. In the run-up to the election, David Cameron declared that ‘Britain is still a Christian country’. It is certainly a country founded on Christian ideals and principles. Its’ institutions have reflected …

UK Election: Votes per Seat

Adrian By Country, By Party, U.K. Election 2015 0 Comments

Introduction Much has been said about the UK’s “First Past the Post” electoral system. The main parties (Conservative and Labour) normally stand behind the current system, saying that it provides stability of Government and voters are assured of what the policies of the Government will be once in power (because coalition Governments always involve negotiations over which policies will be …