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Ed would have won by more under OMOV

The Tories have been criticising Ed Miliband because of the importance of trade union support to his victory, as if there was something wrong with the votes of 211,234 individual trade union members who support the party. Others – like the Guardian editorial and Andy Burnham – think that we should have a simple OMOV ballot rather than an electoral college. It’s interesting therefore that if you just add up the votes of every individual who voted, Ed beat David by 175,519 to 147,220 – a rather bigger margin of about 9%.

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