Taking the political internet by storm over the past couple of days has been the Voter Power Index. It shows a huge difference between the two Camden electorates – in Holborn and St Pancras, your vote each individual has the equivalent of 0.107 on one vote.
In Hampstead and Kilburn, by contrast, they get moderately close to parity – 0.811 of a vote (3.211 times more than the British average).
The terrible score in Holborn and St Pancras is in part because it is 20% larger than the average seat, and in addition because 55% of voters last time did not vote for the winning candidate, Frank Dobson.
But most of all it is because it is ranked by this site as a “very safe” seat.
It’s a very powerful demonstration of the profound failure of the first past the post voting system.