Timetric's graphs reveal the data behind the LibDem's disappointment

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London based startup Timetric enjoyed the UK election night. They stayed up all night updating graphs. But seeing as their company intends to be a sort of ’statistics on speed’ platform, and they have funding, that seems appropriate.

Below are the two graphs they’ve produced from the election results.

Perhaps he most interesting aspect is the performance of the Lib Dems. If you look at the two graphs below you can see the difference in shape of the Lib Dem (yellow) lines. These are dramatically different and thus shows that the number of seats they won is not entirely reflective of how much of the vote they actually succeeded in capturing.

In other words, a significant proportion of Lib Dem votes were “wasted”, as a result of the first past the post electoral system in the UK.

Nice graphs though huh.

  • http://www.inigo.net Dan Frydman

    Having the election figures shown like this is certainly interesting and certainly makes more of a case for PR than if you just look at the figures the media puts out. No correlation between voting numbers and seats at all.

  • http://www.timbarlow.net Tim Barlow

    Whilst the LibDems are disappointed, I think they’ve actually had an excellent election. They will have more influence over policy than they have ever had and the case for proportion representation is stronger than ever.

  • http://timetric.com/ Andrew Walkingshaw

    We’ve written a follow-up to this here:


    Now to get some sleep!

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