Turnout was up, with a widespread belief that young people voted en masse. But actually, turnout was the 5th lowest of any general election since 1945
|February 1974||78.8 %|
In spite of failing to secure a majority, Theresa May won a higher share of the vote than any party since 1997 – and the biggest Conservative share since Mrs Thatcher’s landslide victory in 1983.
Con vote share
Labour vote share
Which parties got the best deal – and which got the worse – out of the electoral system?
|Votes received for every seat won|
Ukip notched up 593,852 votes, but won no seats
What about the popular vote of the parties that didn’t make it into the TV debates?
|National Health Action||16,119|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||5,869|
|British National Party||4,642|
|Women’s Equality Party||3,580|
|Monster Raving Loony Party||3,890|
|Workers Revolutionary Party||771|
|Social Democratic Party||469|