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Old 1st May 2010, 06:41
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ORAC
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There are a variety of reasons why all votes aren't equal. The two main reasons are large majorities in small areas and the disparate number of votes per constituency. e.g. one seat may have around 20K voters, another 40K voters.

In the 2005 general election the number of votes required for each of the main parties to win a seat was as follows:

Liberal Democrats 96,476 votes
Conservatives 41,819 votes
Labour 27,423 votes
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