#NicolaSturgeon blow: SNP independence bid based on 'warped' election win – ...

NICOLA STURGEON'S claim she has "a renewed, refreshed and strengthened mandate" for another independence vote is "warped", according to a shock new study.

PUBLISHED: 10:12, Mon, Mar 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:18, Mon, Mar 2, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been ploughing ahead with her desperate plans to take Scotland out of the Union since her Scottish National Party’s performance in last December’s election. But the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has said the SNP’s performance “delivered one of the most disproportionate results” in the UK and Scottish voters were being “cheated”.

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Experts said the SNP produced “warped” results because the party’s share of MPs outweighed its share of the vote.

The report pointed out that the SNP benefited from the first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system – which it has campaigned to abolish and be replaced by proportional representation.

Ms Sturgeon’s party took 48 out of a possible 59 seats north of the border, increasing their dominance in Scotland by 11 seats compared to 2017.

nicola sturgeonNicola Sturgeon is pushing ahead with her plans for Scottish independence (Image: GETTY )

The result meant the party took 81 per cent of the dears and 45 percent of the votes due to FPTP.

The report reads: “The SNP’s performance delivered one of the most disproportionate results with a 22 percentage point increase in seats for an eight point increase in votes.

“The SNP now hold 81 percent of the seats on 45 percent of the votes.”

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