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A weird question on voting rules

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AlbusPercival Fri 24-Jun-16 07:33:52

Ok, bear with me, haven't slept much so this may not make much sense.

I understand in the referendum it was a straight vote, so number of "leave" vs number of "remain".

However seeing the results given in batches by what I assume was each parliamentary constituency? I wondered what the result would have been if this had been run like a general election.

i.e if each constituency as a whole had 1 vote and which way that went was defined by FPTP in that constituency.

Anyone know if any of the journos have worked that out, or if not an easy way I could.

Just think it would be an interesting exercise, especially when you consider how few people actually voted for the current government who have a sizeable majority.

chipsandpeas Fri 24-Jun-16 07:39:11

the votes were declared by each local authority so that could take in two or more constituencies
my own local authority takes in 2 MP areas, some like glasgow may have about 10 MPS (made up figure)

tabulahrasa Fri 24-Jun-16 07:40:27

The areas are council areas, so there's no way of knowing definitely by parliamentary constituency.

Someone could probably do a good guess, but that's really all it would be.

AlbusPercival Fri 24-Jun-16 08:02:28

Ah I see, thanks for explaining. Would be an interesting thought experiment for general electoral reform though. Suspect all the politicos are a bit busy today though.

Trills Fri 24-Jun-16 08:20:18

Guardian has some nice pictures here - I wish they'd let us download the data

Trills Fri 24-Jun-16 08:21:44 Here we go - dataset to download!

AlbusPercival Fri 24-Jun-16 08:38:52

ooh thanks both, better not start playing until lunch though!

Trills Fri 24-Jun-16 08:39:05

Counting the areas it was 263 for Leave and 119 for Remain.

AlbusPercival Fri 24-Jun-16 09:18:54

I thought i might have a play and try a rough count for how many constituencies covered by each reportng area. A bit rough and ready, but perhaps worth doing.

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