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Patrick Dunleavy and Helen Margetts, in Britain Votes 2005,119 look at the effectiveness of people's choices by calculating whether voters were successful — in the sense that their chosen party came out on top — at one or more of three levels: constituency, regional and national. The only triple winners were some Labour voters, with just over 20 percent falling into the category. Triple losers accounted for 37 percent of voters. But overall, 63 percent of voters in Great Britain got something they wanted, in that their party was successful at least at one of the three levels. The question here will be how many people think about the regional level, given that the two main outcomes are electing a constituency MP and a national government.

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