LDVideo: Where in life can you fail but still win?

The ‘Yes to Fairer Votes’ campaign has issued a new video highlighting how the first-past-the-vote system can turn an epic fail into a win, with MPs elected with less than 30% of the popular vote:

(Also available on YouTube here.)

It’s good, though for my money the best video the campaign’s produced so far is definitely Ralph’s Story:

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  • Mark beat you to it though on his post “Voting experts unanimously reject first past the post” 😀

    As others said, misleading and I think ironic as the only MP to get elected in 2010 with less than 30% was a LD I believe.

  • Where in life can you lose but still win?


  • Stuart Mitchell 26th Apr '11 - 4:54pm

    Am I allowed to point out that the slogan flashed up at the end is factually untrue? (Just wondering as I tried this yesterday and was surprised to see it get deleted – I say “surprised” because my view on this is supported even by the Electoral Commission leaflet that has gone through everybody’s letterbox.)

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