Now comes a beautiful example from last week's English local elections of first-past-the-post benefitting Liberal Democrats to the detriment of the Tories. This table shows the results from Cambridge City wards:
|June 2009 ||Candidates|
|Party ||Stood||Elect||U/O||Votes||% |
|Independents and Others||2||0||0||1181||3.6|
Look at it another way: in Cambridge it takes only 1,102 voters to put a Liberal Democrat in, but nearly 3,500 for Labour and infinity for the Conservatives!