This month marks the second anniversary of the 2019 General Election when Boris Johnson’s Conservatives secured 56.1 per cent of the seats in the Commons, a clear majority, in spite of having won just 43.6 per cent of the votes cast, an indisputable minority. Labour returned just 31 per cent of MPs, fractionally less than its 32.1 per cent vote share. The Liberal Democrats did even worse, 1.7 per cent of seats for an 11.6 per cent vote share. Provoking further doubts about the extent to which elected representation reflects the will of the people, purists could water down each vote share by a third since turnout was only 67.3 per cent.
University exam marking boycott is a disgrace
Robbing students of the ability to graduate after years of Covid disruption is shameful – but lecturers aren’t the only ones to blame.