Firstly I can blame the system, since there clearly something wrong somewhere. It was said back in 2011 aswell because its was still strange how the SNP managed to get its overall maj the way it did. PR is suppose to give X amount of seats to depending on how big the parties are.iSon wrote:You can't blame the system... Labour failed to win in enough of their constituencies under first past the post. The additional member system did pretty well at topping up - giving Labour 21 seats to the Conservatives 24. And that's right as the Tories polled better in the list vote.barcode wrote:I'll say this, Labour got more votes than the tories in Scotland, yet only got half the seats, explain that one...
SNP Scottish National Party 46.5
LAB Scottish Labour 22.6
CON Scottish Conservatives 22.0
LD Scottish Lib Dems 7.8
GRN Scottish Green Party 0.6
OTH OTHERS 0.5
And there say PR works?
On a personal level, I am surprised to see such a Conservative comeback. But, it just highlights the consolidation of the SNP as the governing party and the collapse of Labour as effective opposition. I've no doubt they will burn through a few more leaders before they find their level again.
Labour still manged to get more constituencies votes and that should have counted for more. In the Mid Scotland list seats over 120'000 votes for the SNP were thrown in the bin since there were never going to get a list msp. Thats the point it doesn't matter how much you get on the list, because its suppose to counter balance the constituencies vote. Its shame so many people failed to understand how the system works.....
Conservative comeback? Its taken 20 years, and its only in the place were there were original strong in the first place Aberdeenshire and Southern scotland. Its became clear to many; Labour had no idea and many people just wanted a proper opposition party to the SNP. So Ruth said I'll never win but I can make sure that woman can is kept in check, and so many thought whats the worse that could happen? It cant be any worse.