I was pretty disappointed that Clegg managed to keep his seat, especially after Ed Balls lost his. I know who I'd rather have in Westminster. It's perhaps unfair to attribute the blame entirely to Lib Dems when they could have easily been overruled on key policies like political reform by Labour and the Conservatives but I definitely don't feel like they made their voice heard enough, they don't necessarily have to act a thorn in Cameron's side for the sake of it but could have at least been seen to challenge policies that were against their core values.vashdaman said:oof, what a depressing result for England. What baffles me is why most of the Lib Dem seats went to the Torys. They felt betrayed by Clegg and so voted for Cameron :s
Anyway this country will now get 5 years of ****, and we voted for it, part of me almost hopes the conservatives get as evil as possible and really give us what we want and deserve.
One thing that is clear out of all is that we need a change in the voting system. It might mean more power to Ukip in the short term, which is pretty ******, but really if they get the votes they deserve it.
Was pretty gratifying to see the Lib Dems get completely crushed though. Clegg enabled the Conservatives to get the power they now have.
I notice that some people are pretty upset about the increase in SNP seats with only 1.4m votes compared to UKIP (about 4m) and Greens (1m), both of who only have one seat apiece. Worth noting -If I'm not mistaken - the SNP are actually pro-electoral reform, they'd rather an alternative voting system as well. The blame for a lack of representation should probably be cast at the two major parties who campaigned against electoral reform in 2011. They wanted to ensure that they retained power not matter what - because that couldn't possibly backfire - and now we're stuck with an antiquated voting system.