Jess Blair, ERS Cymru Director, said: “This election has been a clear example of Welsh voters being forced to game a system that is totally unfit for purpose. With one in four voting tactically in Wales, this was the ‘hold your nose’ election, with voters trying to second-guess each other.
“First Past the Post has ultimately failed to deliver for the third time in a row, leading to an even more disproportionate result in Wales than in 2015 – an election that was the most disproportionate election ever on a UK-wide level.
“Despite increasing their vote share by over six percentage points, the Conservatives in Wales lost three seats. And while clearly a very good night for Labour, the party won 70% of the seats with just under 50% of the vote. Again in this election, some votes have counted more than others – a fundamental failure for our democracy.
“It has become clear that voters are now having to play a broken system to get any chance of achieving the outcome they want.
“This must be the last election when millions feel forced to ‘hold their nose’ or second-guess each other at the ballot box. We need a real democracy that ensures seats match votes and that people can always vote for who they believe in.”