- Until this election, the Green party had no seats in the UK parliament.
- The word 'gerrymander' (to modify a constituency's boundary deliberately) comes from Elbridge Gerry who redrew Massachusetts' electoral boundaries to include a salamander-shaped constituency (Gerry + (sala)mander).
- Members of the House of Lords cannot vote in general elections.
- The UK constituency with the smallest area is Islington North.
- The only people allowed to wear rosettes at a polling station are the candidates and their polling agents.
- The Queen could vote if she wanted to, but does not exercise her right.
- There is no need to show your polling card to vote.
7 things about UK general elections I did not know last week
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