British elections are decided using what is known as the First Past the Post (abbreviated FPTP, 1stP, 1PTP or FPP) voting system. Here's a quick guide.
How does voting work?
The candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins and becomes the MP for that seat. All other votes are disregarded.
Where is it used?
It is used in the UK to elect members of the House of Commons, both chambers of the US Congress and the lower...more