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How did Alliance get 17 MLAs with 116,000 votes and TUV get just one with 66,000?

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Jim Allister is returning to Stormont alone, despite a surge in TUV support – partly because of who our voting system rewards

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Jim Allister

It is understandable that Jim Allister is feeling hard done by, returning to Stormont alone despite taking almost 66,000 votes across Northern Ireland.

The TUV’s failure to take seats is not accidental, but due to a combination of how non-TUV supporters perceive the party and the design of the single transferrable vote system used in every Assembly election since the Good Friday Agreement.


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