Voter Power Index

Find out how powerful your vote is compared to the UK average

About the Voter Power Index

In the 2005 election, more than half of all voters voted against their winning MP.

Their votes were simply thrown away.

In the UK, the only voters with any real power to choose the government are those who live in marginal constituencies.

Less than 20% of constituencies can be considered marginal.

The rest of us have little or no power to influence the outcome of the election.

In fact, statistical analysis by the nef (the new economics foundation) shows that one person in the UK does not have one vote...'s more like 0.25 votes.

In some ultra safe constituencies the value of your vote falls to practically zero.

Find out how powerful your vote is in this general election. Search the Voter Power Index for your constituency.