Two-party politics is dead: the Labservatives now trail the Other Parties

by Stephen Tall on December 9, 2014

ft other partiesThe 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.