July 2010 Wyke General Election
|July 2010 Wyke General Election|
|All 6 seats to the Wyke National Assembly|
|July 10th - 12th 2010|
|Majority party||Minority party||Third party|
|Leader||Ben Lawson||Joe Foxon||Daniel Blackburn|
|Leader since||June 23 2010||June 27 2010||-|
|Leader's seat||Murrayfield North||Mercury East and Tow Law||N/A|
|Colours denote the winning party.|
The July 2010 Wyke General Election was the first election to take place in the Republic of Wyke. Only two parties stood in the election, the Social Democrats and the Liberals. As well as the two parties, there was be one Independent candidate, Daniel Blackburn, who stood for election in Barrington West. A Social Democrat government was elected and will lead the nation until January 2011, unless an election is called before then.
The election used a First Past the Post system, with each of six constituencies electing one candidate. Parties which do not have members in a particular area may stand there with no candidate, with the party leader taking the extra seat if they win.
|Political Party||Local Election Seats||Popular Vote (%)|
|Wyke Social Democrat Party||3||72%|
|Wyke Liberal Party||3||24%|
|Political Party||Local Election Seats||% seats|
|Wyke Social Democrat Party||4||66%|
|Wyke Liberal Party||2||33%|
|SOCIAL DEMOCRAT MAJORITY BY 1|
The Electoral Commission investigated complaints over possible vote-rigging by one of the Social Democrat members, Jason Young. Young was reported to have been filling in other people's ballots, although this has not been confirmed. He was brought to trial by the Electoral Commission and found guilty of electoral fraud.