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Conservatives in the North Labour in the South

Travers, Tony (2014) Conservatives in the North Labour in the South. LSE Department of Government Blog (24 May 2014). Website.

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The decline in Britain’s ‘two-party’ political system is well-documented. In the 1951 general election, the total Conservative-plus-Labour vote was 97 per cent, yet in 2010 it had declined to 65 per cent. The Liberal Democrats (and their predecessor parties, the Liberals and Social Democrats) had, until the 2010 election, been the main beneficiaries of this decline. Other parties, notably the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru, the Greens, Respect and the BNP have also played a role in reducing the dominance of Labour and the Conservatives. The chart below shows these changes.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 23:20

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