Will the UK move away from a two party system?

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?

The two party system 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.

Two parties have always dominated UK politics

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

The two party system 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.

As time goes on, more and more UK citizens are starting to support parties outside of the traditional dichotomy of Labour and Conservatives.

The two party system 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 rise but not threaten two party rule

Protest parties will continue to be a common feature of UK politics. This will challenge but not end two party rule.

Scotland will destroy the two party system

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

Scotland's rise in nationalism means two party politics is over

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.
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