by Stephen Tall on December 9, 2014
The FT Data blog charts the decline of The Parties Formerly Known As The Two Main Parties:
People in the UK are more likely to support a third party rather than vote Conservative or Labour in the general election next May, say pollsters YouGov.
As I wrote in July 2012 in a blog called How Jeremy Thorpe (and then Nick Clegg) broke the electoral system:
In short, two-party politics is dead. Unfortunately, we have a democratic system based on the assumption it isn’t. That’s not a good or healthy combination.
That’s still true.