So how did GB's main parties do over in the colonies - sorry, Northern Ireland, where the electorate are trusted to vote for people, rather than parties, and where the voters (not party officials) decide who gets elected?
I decided to eliminate those confusing local parties, and produce a short list based on Number 1 preferences:
|-||Labour Party||did not run|
|-||Liberal Democrats||did not run|
So there you have it. The Tories were beaten into 10th place, behind UKIP and the Greens, with the Lib-Dems and Labour nowhere - literally!