Parties from across Britain’s political spectrum have called for reform of Britain’s electoral system in the wake of a highly disproportionate election result that ignored the preferences of a large chunk voters. Ukip, the Green Party, and the Liberal Democrats all won 12 per cent, 8 per cent and 4 per cent of votes respectively in Thursday’s election – but none ended up with much more than 1 per cent of the seats. “We have a deeply unfair electoral system,” Green Party leader Natalie Bennett told the BBC.
“What we need, and what I suspect we’ll see, is a huge public campaign. The Green party, if we did have a proportional system, would have 25 seats.”
Writing for The Independent Ukip’s outgoing leader Nigel Farage echoed Ms Bennett’s comments from the other side of the political spectrum.
“We gained nearly as many votes as the SNP, the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru added up together,” Mr Farage explained.