Here is a brief statistics of elected representatives of 2004 general elections.
|Percentage of winning margin||No of seats||Percentage of seats|
|Greater than 50||6||1.10|
|Between 40 to 50||36||6.63|
|between 30 to 40||188||34.62|
|Less than 30||313||57.64|
The study says that 57.64% of our representatives are elected by less than 30% of electors.
98.90% of MPs were sitting in parliament with less than 50% of votes polled to them.
When we study across, in 2004 elections 58.07% voters voted.
Isn’t the study shocking? When fewer rates of votes are polled, we end up in getting MP’s who are representing only a part of population of their constituency. This would end up in getting low quality people representing us.
What should we do now?
Here is the answer!!.. Ensure everyone at home votes. Your neighbors vote. Your friends vote.
Let’s ensure quality people represent us
Let’s ensure Parliament gets members who are elected from larger part of society.
Let us be aware that our vote, can bring in change in thought and governance.
Let’s celebrate Democracy.