How British Parliament Actually Works
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Understanding Elected Offices

How the Election Process Works in the United Kingdom

What are the major political parties in the UK?

The three major political parties in the UK are the: Conservative Party (formerly known as the Tories), the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats (formerly known as the Whigs). The political party will assist the candidates across the whole of the country.

If a candidate is not affiliated with one of these major parties, they are usually classified as ‘independent.’

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