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    1. What the British people voted for, and what they received

      Just the facts, for now. This election holds huge significance, and the impact of the UK's First Past The Post voting system provides crucial context for understanding the result. Party Share of...

      Just the facts, for now. This election holds huge significance, and the impact of the UK's First Past The Post voting system provides crucial context for understanding the result.

      Party Share of Votes Total Seats Share of Seats
      Conservative 43.6% 364 56.0%
      Labour 32.2% 203 31.2%
      Scottish National Party 3.9% 48 7.4%
      Liberal Democrat 11.5% 11 1.7%
      Democratic Unionist Party 0.8% 8 1.2%
      Sinn Féin 0.6% 7 1.1%
      Plaid Cymru 0.5% 4 0.6%
      Social Democratic and Labour Party 0.4% 2 0.3%
      Green 2.7% 1 0.15%
      Alliance 0.4% 1 0.15%
      Brexit 2% 0 0%
      Ind 0.6% 0 0%
      Change 0% 0 0%
      Other 0.8% 0 0%

      All data from The Guardian, with 649/650 seats declared (still awaiting St Ives).

      17 votes
    2. Proroging parliament was unlawful

      The UK Supreme Court just ruled that the prorogation of parliament was unlawful, which means it didn't happen. https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2019-0193.html...

      The UK Supreme Court just ruled that the prorogation of parliament was unlawful, which means it didn't happen.

      https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2019-0193.html

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49810261

      This is a pretty big deal.

      It's hard to see how Johnson can continue as PM.

      28 votes