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Is two party politics in the UK likely to stay?

British politics continues to be dominated by the Conservative and Labour Party, but with the emergence of smaller 'protest' parties and the dominance of the Scottish Nationalist Party in recent General Elections, is it realistic to believe that two party politics has a future in the UK?
International Relations , Politics , Society

Two party politics is likely to remain

The Conservative and Labour Party will continue to be the only two parties that are able to form a UK-wide government.

A majority of voters in the UK continue to voter for either the Conservative or the Labour Party in UK General Elections. Explore

Two party politics is likely to be replaced by a multi-party system

Smaller parties are playing a bigger role in UK politics.

A rising number of voters are backing smaller parties.

Two party politics will continue but there will be a rotating cast of protest parties

The Conservative and Labour Party will continue to be the parties of government but there will always be room for protest parties.

Protest parties will continue to be a common feature of UK politics challenging but not ending two party rule.

The rise of nationalism in Scotland means two party politics is over

The Scottish Nationalist Party has broken the dominance of the two-party system in Scotland.

The electoral success of the Scottish Nationalists in parliamentary elections and in the devolved Scottish Parliament is a direct challenge to the two party political system. Explore
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