What is a hung parliament - and what happens if we get one?



Two-time prime minister Benjamin Disraeli famously said that “England does not love coalitions”, but in recent years we have become quite used to them.
Since 2010, there have been only two years during which the UK has had a majority government, with two out of the three general elections resulting in a hung parliament.
The last UK election to produce a hung parliament was 2017, when Theresa May gambled on boosting her majority in a snap election but squandered her party’s lead, ending up without an majority at all.
The jury is still out on whether Boris Johnson will get a majority in... read more

 
26 November 2019 in Politics, Views: 102
Source: The Week
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