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The ‘Selsdon man’ only managed to win one election. PA Archive/PA Images

So, who was Ted Heath?

As British prime minister from 1970 to 1974, Heath took the UK into Europe.
Ed Miliband’s Labour Party gained a swing twice as big as the Conservatives did but lost seats, leading him to resign. EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Voting system gives Tories a result most UK voters didn’t want

Labour, UKIP and the Greens all gained much bigger swings than the Conservatives, but were election losers. The first-past-the-post system let the Tories pick up a swag of seats with a 0.8% swing.

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