Away from government
How close were Labour from forming a government in 2017?
The 2017 General Election ended in a hung parliament: the Conservatives won 317 seats. Several articles claimed Labour were 2,227 votes away from the chance of government.
That statistic has enjoyed a recent renaissance on social media. Guardian columnist Owen Jones asserted:
Labour came within 2,227 votes and seven constituencies of forming a government in 2017.