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The 2015 election has been described as the most disproportional ever – but it wasn’t disproportional everywhere

Hanretty, Chris (2015) The 2015 election has been described as the most disproportional ever – but it wasn’t disproportional everywhere. Democratic Audit UK (21 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Disproportionality is the degree of mismatch between parties’ shares of votes and their shares of seats, with measures of disproportionality usually calculated for national elections. This year’s general election was criticised by many as the least proportional ever. Chris Hanretty acknowledges that on some measures, this is a valid claim, but demonstrates that calculating a measure for local disproportionality gives a better sense of how the mismatch varied across England, Scotland and Wales.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 10:46
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80910

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