This is the graph you will not see presented often in the media – I had to make it up myself. It shows the proportion of the vote and the proportion of seats in the House of Commons both plotted together from the results of the May 2010 election (649 seats declared).
The Conservatives only got just over a third of the votes but they got nearly half the seats. Labour got 40% of seats with less than 30% of the votes and the poor old LibDems only got 9% of seats with 23% of the vote. 52% of people voted for a left of center progressive party of some kind ( a lot more if you think of the Greens and various flavours of Socialist and Communist) but we are headed for a right of centre government.
I am afraid the UK is not a democracy in my mind. Yes the Conservatives are the largest organised group but this is tantamount to government by a minority.
In Scotland fewer than 1 in 6 people voted Conservative yet we will end up being ruled by them – this makes a very strong case for independence.