Let’s fix our broken voting system

Conservative Cherilyn Mackrory has been elected as the MP for Truro and Falmouth. The full results have been published on the Cornwall Council website.

Speaking after the count, Liberal Democrat candidate Ruth Gripper said:

“Thank you to all those who trusted me with their vote and who supported the Liberal Democrats’ positive vision for the future of our country. Thank you, too, to those who reached out with thoughtful questions and messages of support during the course of the campaign, irrespective of where you ultimately placed your vote.

“Cornwall now faces another five years of Conservative government and Conservative MPs. The Liberal Democrats will keep working to hold them to account.”
The election saw the Liberal Democrats increase their vote share by 4% nationally but drop one MP, while the Conservatives gained an extra 47 seats with an increase of just over 1%. Labour’s vote share dropped by 8% with a loss of 59 seats.

Ruth added:

“This election has left me feeling more strongly than ever that we need to reform our broken voting system. Tactical voting was the defining feature of this election – but it did not succeed. Attempts to beat the system have failed; we must work to change it. If you feel the same way, add your voice to the call for change by signing the petition at https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/

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