The British electoral system explained

Tweet There are 650 constituencies (areas) in the United Kingdom and our political voting structure goes by the First Past The Post system. The candidate or party with the most votes in the country or neighbourhood wins. Sometimes a by-election is held when a minister representing a constituency dies or resigns- but until a new member of parliament is chosen, matters are dealt with by a neighbouring MP of the same party. There were five by-elections between 2017 and 2019, one of them being when labour candidate Ruth Jones replaced…

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