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    Post-Election Discussion Thread


    Declaration of Results
    1. TSR Labour Party – 14 seats, 64 votes (-1)
    2. TSR Conservative Party – 13 seats, 59 votes (+1)
    3. TSR Liberal Party – 9 seats, 40 votes (+4)
    4. TSR UKIP – 8 seats, 35 votes (+1)
    5. TSR Green Party – 4 seats, 20 votes (-4)
    6. TSR Socialist Party – 2 seats, 13 votes (-1)
    Total votes cast: 239

    So, what happens now?
    Parties have 7 days to sort out their MPs and form coalitions. I need MP lists from the party leaders as soon as possible - no-one will be admitted to the MP usergroup until I have a full list from each party leader.

    You have until 9:30pm on the 26th October to form coalitions. For your reference, the rules on coalitions and governments are as per the Constitution.

    6.1.is formed by the party or coalition with the most seats. In the event of a tie in the number of seats, which party or coalition forms the Government shall be decided by, in order (moving to the next one if tied), the highest number of votes in the preceding election, the lowest number of parties in the coalition, the highest number of seats in a single party in a coalition, and the highest number of votes in a single party in a coalition. If these are all equal, there is no government.

    6.2.shall form as per by the Guidance Document.

    Analysis of the voting results will follow shortly.
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    While it is disappointing we lost a seat after all our hard work and effort last term congratulations to those who gained seats of course, and hopefully we look forward to another good parliament
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    Greens need to rebuild and the rebuilding will start today or tomorrow I assume. Well done though to those who gained, especially the Liberals, extra well done!
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    Could I be the first to wish all parties the best for the coming term
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    So what happens now?

    (Another suitcase, another hall.)

    So what happens now?

    (Another suitcase, another hall.)

    Where am I going to?

    (You'll get by, you always have before.)

    Where am I going to?

    (Don't ask any more.)
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    "Analysis of the voting results will follow shortly"

    *waits*

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    edit: 19 hours later...
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    Well done to the Liberals - an impressive comeback. The rest about as expected.
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    (Original post by Tony_LeaS)
    Greens need to rebuild and the rebuilding will start today or tomorrow I assume. Well done though to those who gained, especially the Liberals, extra well done!
    The rebuilding will start when God blesses us with our new Supreme Leader!
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    (Original post by Tony_LeaS)
    Greens need to rebuild and the rebuilding will start today or tomorrow I assume. Well done though to those who gained, especially the Liberals, extra well done!
    I presume rebuilding will start when competent leadership is sorted [Kit is excusable, but not her replacement]
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    Look at the people demanding a glorious Tory government..

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Look at the people demanding a glorious Tory government..

    I think that there's more red there then blue
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Look at the people demanding a glorious Tory government..

    By failing to vote for you as the largest party for the tenth consecutive election? Sounds legit.
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    Not that I really take part in this anymore, but wooooo Liberals 8-)
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    Maybe it's time to change my avatar?
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    I must say its ironic that this is the best result since the last election held when the RL Liberal Democrats were in opposition.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Look at the people demanding a glorious Tory government..

    When was the last glorious Tory government? 1940-45 is the only one I can recall (technically Tory led).
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I think that there's more red there then blue
    Perhaps the only time I have liked one of your comments Aph
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Perhaps the only time I have liked one of your comments Aph
    So you like bad grammar?
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    So you like bad grammar?
    Well you made me chuckle with that, I hadn't even paid attention to the grammar if I'm honest
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    Election Results Analysis

    All in all, this election proved better for centrist and right of centre parties, who all enjoyed gains. The left lost seats across the board, and the Conservatives played catch-up with Labour following the last election results in May. The Liberals and UKIP will undoubtedly be pleased with their gains - the Liberals hold their highest amount of seats in the MHoC since May 2010 (at the time operating as the TSR Liberal Democrats). Perhaps this can be attributed to the higher position of their respective manifestos.

    Seats held by the Socialists and Greens continue to decrease from the gains they both made in 2013-14. Notably, there were no Independent candidates in this election, which combined with a relatively low spoilt ballot total undoubtedly benefited parties who may have gained seats as a result of the lack of vote splitting that has previously occurred due to the presence of a range of Independent competitors.

    How did the mass PM affect the vote?

    The mass PM was sent on the 5th day of voting, and the impact it had is demonstrated by the graph below:


    (NB. Data reflects unaudited voting results)

    Labour arguably enjoyed the greatest benefit from the mass PM, as their vote totals rapidly closed the gap between the Conservatives, who were in first place for most of the vote until the last day of the election. The mass PM also contributed to higher turnout across the board, as some party voting had become stagnant in the 24 hours prior to it being sent.

    Please see below unaudited vote totals for each day of the election.
    Screenshots were taken between 10:30-11pm each night:
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    Day 7:


    Make-up of the House at each stage of the election
    The graphs below represent the seat share as distributed by a D'hondt calculator at each stage of voting.


    The election as a whole

    The audited final turnout of 239 votes is notably low, despite a publicity drive via a sidebar link and mass PM. It would be useful to hear people's thoughts on how we could drive turnout at the next election.

    Perhaps it could be a symptom of electoral fatigue having come so soon after the EU referendum - just a speculation at this point.
 
 
 
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