True. Yes. A former Tory MP who had built up a good relationship with his constituents before he defected to UKIP. It's been a different story for UKIP candidates who attempted to get elected without being able to draw on the support of people they haven't previously represented. In the sense that the vast majority of votes gave us a government and an opposition, the majority of votes cast were effective. It wasn't just UKIP who lost out. The Monster Raving Loony Party didn't get any MPs, the Green Party had a higher share of the votes than previously, yet remained with the one MP and there will have been votes cast for lots of independent candidates and minor parties who didn't get elected. This isn't true. The voting system is conducted fairly and honestly, however it doesn't mean it will bring a representative cross section of where the votes were cast into power. We were given the opportunity to change the system in 2011 and the vast majority of voters (68%) decided it didn't want the system to change. That may be tough on UKIP and the other minor parties, but it's what the nation democratically chose. Any political party will do what it can to serve its own interests, but ultimately it's the public who decides who governs us. I would have preferred the system to change, but the majority of people didn't want it to, so I and everyone else have to accept that. If there was anything like the amount of discontent you suggest there is, the public would have voted for change.