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Election July 2024

Election July 2024

Last night was one of the most significant landslide victories ever achieved by a party in the UK's history. Although not as substantial as Blair's or Thatcher's victories, the fact that the Conservative party has dropped so low is awe-inspiring.

Below is an interactive graph showing the number of seats gained graphically:

And here is another one showing the share of the vote achieved by each party, and it's not quite as red as the previous graph:

I'm most impressed by Ed Davey, who has drawn me back to the Liberal Democrats again.

Strangely, this is the first time I've had a new UK government since I started to vote 14 years ago.

This is an exciting time in politics personally as this represents the first change in a long time. Keir Starmer seems like an honest guy (he'd have to be to have worked in law beforehand), and I feel he's the right person to do the job. The Lib Dems have recovered very well from this election, too, and I'm not surprised with Ed at the helm.

Starmer seems to care for all four parts of the country too:

We clearly on Thursday got a mandate from all four nations. For the first time in 20 plus years we have a majority in England, in Scotland and in Wales and that is a clear mandate to govern for all four corners of the United Kingdom and therefore I shall set off tomorrow to be in all four nations.

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