Easier to be complicated

Having been struggling to extract the UK 2015 election results from Wikipedia, I've kind of come to the conclusion that it would actually be easier to extract all UK election results and then simply reduce to those from 2015.

I'm sure there's a proper term for this sort of strategy - generalising and then specialising. But it eludes me for now, so I'm sticking with the motto that "Sometimes, it's easier to be complicated".

As a result, my Wikipedia parser will be getting a bit of a re-haul over the next couple of days.

All being well, the light at the end of the tunnel will soon appear.

[Image credit: Catalina Rusu]