In one of my previous posts, I discussed one case where going with a minority opinion is still considered democratic:
“A large group of friends wants to go out to dinner together. 40% say they don’t care where they go. 40% feel like Italian food. 20% want Chinese food.
Italian it is.”
However, in the above example, 40% specifically said that they don’t care and will defer to the people that do.
This is not the scenario for the recent British elections where the majority of voters did NOT want David Cameron and the Tories to win and specifically stated this as the case:
Article: Cam again
Tony Blair’s last great election victory, in 2005, was achieved with only 35% of the popular vote.
It doesn’t really make sense for the Prime Minister of a country to represent a minority of the people rather than a majority of the people. This would mean the actions of the leader of the country could almost always be out of line with what the majority of the public truly wants.
Proportional representation would make a lot more sense.