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Are we at the end of single party rule in the UK?

As talk of coalition governments continues there is speculation that the UK political system is in for a major overhaul and we could be approaching the end of one-party rule. The subject of proportional representation, an integral part of the Liberal Democrat agenda, has been the main sticking point between a coalition government with the Conservative party or the Labour party but that now seems to be coming to an end.

As a consequence of the balance of power being held by the Liberal Democrats we are likely to see a referendum on a potential change in the UK voting system where the first past the post system we use today could be replaced by proportional representation. When you consider every 5% of votes in the UK equates to 60 Labour seats, 30 conservative seats and fewer Liberal Democrat seats then maybe proportional representation may be the way ahead?

However, there are many who believe that the first past the post system should be maintained as the only way to vote in a non-coalition government. If you think there was tactical voting in the last general election then the future voting patterns of the UK electorate will blind you!

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