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1

What percentage of MPs are women?

29%

2

What is the percentage of BAME MPs?

6%

3

In 2010, by what margin did Glenda Jackson win the seat of Hampstead and Kilburn?

32.8% to 32.7%, 42 votes

4

Under a proportional system, how many seats would UKIP have in parliament?

83

5

Labour received 20% of the vote in Eastern England in 2010, but how many MPs did they receive?

2 out of 58

6

When was the last time a party won a majority of votes in a general election?

1935

7

What percentage of votes in 2010 were wasted?

71%

8

What was the deviation from proportionality for the 2010 general election compared to for the 2011 NI assembly election?

23% to 8%

9

What is the highest district magnitude in European elections, and what's the lowest?

10 MEPs (South East), 3 MEPs (North East)

10

How many times more electors does the Isle of Wight have compared to the Western Isles

5

11

What percentage vote did the two main parties get in 1951, and what did they get in 2015?

97% to 67%

12

What is the average turnout for seats held by Labour compared to Conservatives?

61% to 68%

13

On average, how many fewer electors were there in the electorates which returned Labour MPs in 2010 to those that returned Conservatives?

3,800

14

How many ballots were rejected in the 2007 Scottish parliament election?

146,000

15

How many voters in 1964 were "very strong" supporters of one of the two main parties in 1964 compared to 2005?

43% to 13%

16

How many more DE class voters voted Labour in 2010 than AB?

13%

17

How many more DE class voters voted Labour in 1974 than AB?

38%

18

How much money did political parties spend campaigning in 2010?

£31 million

19

In 2010, how much greater was Labour's support amongst women than men?

3%

20

What was the deviation from proportionality for the 2009 European Elections (Regional List PR)?

18%

21

Dr. Richard Taylor served as an independent MP for Wyre forest on a platform campaigning for what?

Saving Kidderminster Hospital

22

How many hung parliaments have there been in Britain since the second world war?

2, one in 1974 and one in 2010