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    I got all the reasons...but looking at the figures conservative had 13.7mil votes and labour got 13.9mil. um is there something wrong in these notes?
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    Bump, anyone? im sitting here dying to get this last bit of note for this unit and im done....unfortunately i cant find anything on google which suggests anything about the figures...
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    Simple.... Conservatives won more seats.
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    first past the post system
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Simple.... Conservatives won more seats.
    so more seats = win?



    thanks
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    so more seats = win?
    Well, technically 'more than half the seats = win', but that's essentially it, yes.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    I got all the reasons...but looking at the figures conservative had 13.7mil votes and labour got 13.9mil. um is there something wrong in these notes?
    Number of votes does not matter. It's about the number of seats. Just look at this year for example, UKIP got a lot of votes and still ended up with only 1 seat.
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    tbf that is *******s.
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    (Original post by BioStudentx)
    Number of votes does not matter. It's about the number of seats. Just look at this year for example, UKIP got a lot of votes and still ended up with only 1 seat.
    what gets you the seats? is it not the votes?
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    what gets you the seats? is it not the votes?
    Yes. But imagine (this is a massive exaggeration) you had 2 separate areas. One area with a population of 5 million - 4.9 million people voted for UKIP and they won a seat. Another area with a population of 20 thousand , 11 thousand people voted for Conservatives and they won a seat. Those seats are still worth the same amount.
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    [QUOTE=ihatePE;62478983]what gets you the seats? is it not the votes?[/QUOTE

    Google first past the post
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    Because they didn't win enough votes
 
 
 
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