Presentation on theme: "The United Kingdom Party System:"— Presentation transcript:
1 The United Kingdom Party System: ‘The myth of the United Kingdom’s Two-Party System.’
2 Introduction(a) Electoral and Legislative Party System(b) Sartori’s Definition of a Two-Party SystemDevelopment of the Party System(a) Early Stages(b) Emergence of Multi-Party System(c) Development of Two-Party SystemRecent Party System4. Summary and Conclusion
16 Features Assertion of National Particularisms Weakening of Class-Based PoliticsCrises in the Labour and Conservative Parties
17 2005 General Election Ind (Lab) 1 Labour 356* Con. 198 Ulster U 1 Lib/DemSNPPlaid Cymru 3Kidmster Hsp 1RespectInd (Lab)Ulster UDemocratic U 9SDLPSinn Fein*Inc. Speaker(see slide) .
18 Complications in Elections Electors have a choice of a number parties.U.K. Independence (496)Green Party (183)British National Party (119)Veritas (66)Scottish Socialist Party (58)Socialist Labour Party (50)Respect (26); Legalist Cannabis Alliance (21);Mebyon Kernow (4); Official Monster Raving Loony (20); Remove Tetra Masts in Cornwall (1)Note there are numerous other parties, though they are not represented.Parties such as UK Independence could damage the Conservatives in marginal seats. (A large asteroid rather than a planet)Most of them are stellar dust.