More people watched the Britain’s Got Talent than voted for a Tory Government

General Election 2015 by numbers

The votes are in and the numbers have put David Cameron back in number 10.

Labour were trounced, SNP ruled and the Liberal Democrats were wiped-out.

Here’s a breakdown of the all important numbers that made up election 2015.

1.

General Election 2015 by numbers

 How many people actually voted, 66.1% of the electorate

2.

General Election 2015 by numbers

The proportion of the vote actually won by the six biggest parties

3.

General Election 2015 by numbers

 How many people watched Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday April, 25 – more than voted for a Conservative government (11,316,429)

4.

General Election 2015 by numbers

The proportion of people who voted for UKIP

5.

General Election 2015 by numbers

 The number of seats where UKIP finished as the second party

6.

General Election 2015 by numbers

 How many seats they actually won

7.

General Election 2015 by numbers

 How many votes Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, lost by in South Thanet

8.

General Election 2015 by numbers

How many votes for the SNP that won them those 56 seats

9.

General Election 2015 by numbers

The age of the youngest MP for over 400 years, Glasgow University student Mhairi Black.

She defeated Labour shadow-cabinet member, Douglas Alexander in Paisley and Renfreshire South.

10.

General Election 2015 by numbers

The number of women MPs – a highest ever, making up 23% of the House of Commons

11.

General Election 2015 by numbers

The number of votes Ed Balls lost his seat by in Morley and Outwood

12.

General Election 2015 by numbers

How many years Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes has been an MP for, before losing his seat in the Liberal Democrat wipe-out

sources:  Guardian, BBC

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