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    I'm really struggling to work out the current Conservative majority in the Commons. By my workings, they currently have a majority of 5 as they have 330 seats - but Wikipedia states they have a 'working majority' of 12 because the Speaker doesn't vote and Sinn Féin don't attend the Commons. However, this only brings my workings up to 10 seats. I feel like I'm missing something but I can't work it out!
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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    I'm really struggling to work out the current Conservative majority in the Commons. By my workings, they currently have a majority of 5 as they have 330 seats - but Wikipedia states they have a 'working majority' of 12 because the Speaker doesn't vote and Sinn Féin don't attend the Commons. However, this only brings my workings up to 10 seats. I feel like I'm missing something but I can't work it out!
    Deputy Speakers as well, I understand?
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    (Original post by gladders)
    Deputy Speakers as well, I understand?
    I thought they don't have seats? Only the Speaker is listed as having a seat in the election results.
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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    I thought they don't have seats? Only the Speaker is listed as having a seat in the election results.
    They do have seats... Although there's only 3 of them.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    They do have seats... Although there's only 3 of them.
    Thanks, but I'm now at a majority of 13!
 
 
 
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