Corbyn Missed Majority By 0.007% of Total Vote
Jeremy Corbyn missed becoming Prime Minister by a mere seven thousandths of one percent (0.007%) of the total votes cast in the 2017 U.K. election. That equates to just 2,227 votes which made the difference.
According to the London Independent, Labour lost seven constituencies to the Conservatives by the following narrowest of margins:
Southampton Itchen (majority 31);
Preseli Pembrokeshire (majority 314);
Hastings and Rye (majority 346);
Chipping Barnet (majority 353);
Thurrock (majority 345);
Norwich North (majority 507); and
Pudsey (majority 331).
Victories in those constituencies would have yielded 321 Commons seats for an alliance of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party (SNP), Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and one independent MP.
The total votes cast in the election were 32,094,534.
But Labour are not the only party entitled to lament the closeness of the result. The Conservative party was only 287 votes shy of their own sole majority.
The party lost narrowly to Labour in four constituencies:
Dudley North (22 majority);
Newcastle-under-Lyme (30 majority);
Crew and Nantwich (48 majority); and
Canterbury (187 majority).
(This analysis excludes Kensington which is in recount.)
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