Tory and Lab Britain Nudge Apart 2005 ResultSwing from Lab to Con Change in LD Vote Con 1 st /Lab 2nd+6.8+3.3 Lab 1 st /Con 2 nd ; Maj. < 10% +6.1+1.2 Lab 1 st /Con 2 nd ; Maj. 10-20% +5.1-0.7 Lab 1 st /Con 2 nd ; Maj. > 20% +6.1+1.2
The Anti-Tory Bias ConLab Electorate72,39668,360 Turnout68.461.3 => Voters49,47441,857 Small Majorities6083 Vote in Third Party Seats 28.416.6
How The System Now (Doesnt) Work Con % LeadConLabLDOthers -2.82393265926 0.02553076127 4.02822815928 7.23072585728 11.23282326228
Three Answers? There is still a problem of voter disengagement – the MPs expenses scandal may have negated the closer election. The West Lothian question is likely to become more pressing – but Scotland will need attention too. Advocates of FPP are at risk of defending a system that no longer works.