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    1997 there was an expected swing from Conservative to Labour government. It resulted in Labour receiving 9.2% more votes, and 147 more MPs than in 1992; and with the Conservatives winning 11% less votes, and 171 less MPs than in 1992 (the Liberal Democrats won 17% of the votes about equalling the previous election, and gained 26 seats). The outcome of the election was due to various factors which had always been apparent yet commentators never predicted the severity of Labour's win and the

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    ministerial power? Since the formation of the coalition in 2010 between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, David Cameron’s prime ministerial powers have been both weakened and strengthened as a result of this. Firstly, the coalition government has weakened Cameron’s prime ministerial power due to the idea of a Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2010, this reform being long-backed by the Liberal Democrats. Essentially, this means that the next UK general election has to take place on the 7th May 2015

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    The Need For Constitutional Reform No government in modern times has ever been elected with such a commitment to reforming the constitution as the Labour administration that won office in May 1997. Within months of its election, Scotland and Wales were on the road to devolution. Within a year, although in a very different context, the framework had been set for a devolved, power sharing government in Northern Ireland. A year after that the process was well under way for reform of the House

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    program. A matured democracy often encounters the situation that has developed from the Delhi election result. The smaller partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel coalition, the Liberal Democrats in Germany, had to bow out of Parliament in the aftermath of the election on 22 September, 2013. This was because the liberal Democrats could not muster even the mandatory minimum of even 5 % of people’s votes. Consequently, Angela Merkel lost majority in the House and no party was in a position to form government

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    “This general election campaign was one the most hard-fought in post-war history, even though its results seem eerily inconclusive”, this quote was selected from the Telegraph newspaper which commented on 2010 election in Britain. After the monthly campaign among three main parties, the new Prime Minister David Cameron with the deputy PM Nick Clegg formed the coalition government whilst the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown with labour party would be the biggest loser compared with other two leaders

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    Voting by Ethnic Minorities in Britain The ethnic minorities in Britain are composed of many different people of different ethnic origins. Stereotypically, most people consider the ethnic minorities to either be Black or Asian and alienating these two groups from the rest of the society that makes up the ethnic minorities. The many other people, who could fall into this category, are people such as the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jewish, Gypsies, Asylum Seekers and also those who are part of

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    The conservative party has been in existence since the 1670s and was first called the ‘Tories’, a term used by the Scottish and Irish to describe a robber. This party is a right- wing party which believed in conserving the tradition and the king, as the name entails. David Cameron, the current party leader became the leader in 2005. He is also the present prime minister of Great Britain and he has made a lot of changes since he became the leader of the party. In this essay, I will talk about the

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    issues - considered by most - which all three parties are concerned with in particular, are that of Health, asylum/immigration, education, war on terrorism/Iraq, crime and pensions. The main parties consisting of Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats all deal with the same latter issues. The current Government: Labour, is concentrating on gaining a strong economy with higher living standards. They are also committed to attaining faster NHS treatment to individuals. Labour is also committed

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    The Two Party System of UK It has often been said that the United Kingdom possesses a two party political system. However, any balanced argument on this issue must take into account both the differing perspectives from which this subject can be viewed and the time period which is being evaluated. The two party theory is not universally accepted and many people argue that the UK can best be described as a multi party, dominant party or even a two and a half or three party system, depending

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    The Effectiveness of the House of Commons as a Check on the Executive What is meant by the effectiveness of the commons check on the executive is basically, how able is the house of commons to prevent the Government (executive) from getting its own way or forcing its will upon the people of Britain. In theory the commons level of effectiveness is constant as each Member of Parliament has an opinion on every bill or motion that is put forward that is based on conscience. This is not practicable

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