GE19 – The Difference a Boundary Makes

December 20, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 0

I’m back with one final GE19 post, this time on the effect of prospective new Scottish Westminster boundaries. Whether these boundaries are the ones we end up with for the next election or not, they are a reminder of the fundamentally undemocratic nature of FPTP.

Long Read – Ballot Box Britain: GE 2019 Under PR

December 19, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 0

Having worked out a simple PR model for the 2017 election just before GE19, it was easy to slot the numbers from this year in too. In an election notable for its tactical voting and heavily distorted result, I imagine a possible alternative to Westminster’s antiquated, unfair and fundamentally undemocratic voting system.

GE19 – Swing Cities

December 17, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 0

Now that we’ve seen the SNP vote rebound whilst the Conservatives slump and Labour collapse yet further, we have a whole new set of battlegrounds for next time. Before we get onto those in tomorrow’s post however, let’s take a quick look at the swings that have set them up

GE19 – The Headline Results

December 13, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 0

The first UK General Election I ever voted in was 2010, and in Scotland it was an extremely boring affair. It really feels like every General Election since then has been making up for that boredom, and yesterday’s dramatic results were no different.

Long Read – Ballot Box Britain: GE 2017 Under PR

December 7, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 2

As something a bit different for a pre-Election long read, I take one last look back at the 2017 General Election. It’s a rare whole-UK moment for Ballot Box Scotland, as we take a trip through the alternate reality of having used Proportional Representation instead of First Past the Post the last time we elected the House of Commons.