[OC] How the UK Parliament seats changed from the 2017 Election to the 2019 Election

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sam_data on December 16th, 2019 at 13:48 UTC »

How the seats have changed comparing the results of the 2017 Election to the 2019 Election and how some of the seats have changed.

Others are Green Party, Independent (Hermon), Speaker and Alliance Party (see later for more details).

This is NOT comparing how the parliament was immediately before the 2019 election. Partially, this is just because it is easier with the data I have, but also this saves all the Independent, Change UK and extra Lib Dem MPs from making it less comparable as these were MPs that were elected as a different party and then changed parties

Notes about UK Parliament:

• The country is split into 650 constituencies which each vote to elect a member to the House of Commons.

• The biggest party requires 326* to have a majority in the Commons and then form a government.

• This is comparing the seats to 2017, so the big chunk that goes from Labour to Conservative are seats that were won by Labour in 2017 but Conservatives in 2019.

Made using Sankeymatic: http://sankeymatic.com/build/

Data from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MPs_who_lost_their_seat_in_the_2019_United_Kingdom_general_election

Text put into Sankeymatic: https://pastebin.com/jkM8Ljsa

Notes about Others:

• Green Party keep their one seat.

• Independent (Sylvia Hermon) seat goes to Alliance Party.

• Bercow's Speaker seat is technically won by the Conservatives and Hoyle's lost by Labour, but for simplification, this is represented as a Conservative gain from Labour and the Speaker in Others doesn't change.

* As pointed out by u/the_nell_87, this is assuming that all parties take their seats. Sinn Féin do not take their seats in parliament so the number of seats required to actually have a majority and pass laws is slightly less than this.

IClogToilets on December 16th, 2019 at 15:24 UTC »

Is voting for the Conservatives equivalent to voting for BREXIT? In other words, was this election affirmation of BREXIT?

DoubleJesusPower on December 16th, 2019 at 16:36 UTC »

Holy crap I think this is the very first time I've seen this chart used correctly... not like all those job search posts