Districts - A game about the quirks of winner-take-all democracy

Under First Past the Post, it is impossible to draw constituency boundaries that ensure elections accurately reflect how the public votes. The nature of single-seat constituencies means that boundaries can make a huge difference to the final result of elections, regardless of how people voted overall. Recent attempts by the Conservatives to redraw constituency boundaries have been packaged as necessary for "fair and equal representation" but there is no set of boundaries under FPTP which will not throw up arbitrary and unrepresentative results.

Our friends at Chequered Ink have produced an online game - DISTRICTS - which perfectly illustrates how constituency boundaries can skew election results. Play it below!