A quick scout around the statistics from the current election and the preceding one shows a few interesting things:
- Conservatives achieved an increase in vote of a little over 1%. Labour dropped about 8%.
- For Conservatives to get a seat, they needed around 38,000 votes.
- Labour need around 50,000.
- Last time it was Conservatives 43,000 votes per seat and Labour 49,000 votes per seat.
- It illustrates the leverage of the last 329,000 votes to gain an extra 66 seats for the Tories. That works out to around 5000 votes per seat tipped.