First-past-the-post has reduced the general election to a travesty of democracy.
Labour has secured 55% of the seats with 36% of the vote. The Lib Dems with 22% have secured 11%. (figures based on the first 474 results)
The system is viciously biased against the Tories. Labour led them in share of the vote by only 3% but still has nearly twice as many seats.
How can a government backed by just over one in five electors – a 36% share of the 60% who turned out – conceivably claim any sort of valid democratic mandate?
Labour has been returned with the lowest ever portion of the popular vote for the winning party, yet still have some 66 overall majority. Is it any wonder why the national turnout was the second lowest for over a century? People are just plain fed-up.