United Kingdom General Election 2015

Results at a glance

  • Total votes: 30,646,900
  • Turnout: 66.1%, just up on the 2010 elections

Time for voting reform?

  • The biggest losers are UKIP, who came 3rd by vote share, which equates to 83 seats. The current system gives them just 1
  • The Conservatives benefit most from the system; by vote share they would secure 241 seats (37% of the house of commons), which is 90 less than their real allocation
  • The SNP take 56 seats, despite receiving 1 million fewer votes than the Lib Dems (8 seats) and 2.4 million fewer than UKIP (1 seat)

All constituencies are equal, but some are more equal than others

The five closest constituencies
ConstituencyWinnerRunner UpMargin
Derby NorthConservativeLabour41
Chester, City ofLabourConservative93
Croydon CentralConservativeLabour165
Ynys MonLabourPlaid Cymru229
  • As few as 638 people could have voted differently to prevent a Conservative majority
  • The 94 seats Labour needed for a majority could have been secured by 206,824 people voting differently, which is just 0.67% of the votes cast