ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

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Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

In UK general elections, England matters. It accounts for 82% or 533 out of 650 constituencies in the national parliament. At the 2015 general election, 318 (or 96%) of the Conservatives’ 330 seats were won in England, as were nearly 93% of the their votes.