politics

Voter Power Index: what’s your vote worth?

What will your vote count for in the next election? Not a lot, if you live in one of the ‘safe seats’ – those ones that always vote the same way. Although the popular wisdom maintains that we have a ‘one person, one vote’ system, in reality your vote may count for 0.25 of a vote, or nothing at all. The statistician behind the Voter Power Index has worked it out, according to your postcode and the probability of change. It’s ingenious and depressing in equal measure, but no surprise for those with an interest in electoral reform. More on which later.

Check out the site to see how much power you really have, and watch the video below for an explanation of how it works.

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