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    AHC/WI: successful National Democratic & Labour Party?

    In 1918, George Barnes established the NDLP as a ‘right-wing socialist’ group in parliament. However, within five years the party was no more. My question is, how could it survive and prosper? Would the UK need a different electoral system, or could it make a breakthrough some other way...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    1989 onwards was held under Single Transferable Vote (PR). Regarding John Prescott, he benefits from splits in the Alliance to eventually get a full coalition govt with the Liberals in 2000. I agree that his single term would be chaotic, but his success is more a product of lackings in the...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    REALIGNMENT: A New Party System (Falklands War Lost) 1979-82: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative) - 1979 (majority) def: Jim Callaghan (Labour), David Steel (Liberal) 1982-84: Willie Whitelaw (Conservative) 1984-89: Roy Jenkins (Social Democratic) - 1984 (with Liberals) def: Willie Whitelaw...
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    Conservatives win in 1974

    Benn himself would likely run. What are his chances with the PLP in ‘74?
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    2017: Labour victory?

    Following the 2017 UK general election, Theresa May led the Conservatives to another term in government but lost her majority, having to rely on the DUP. Jeremy Corbyn defied expectations of a wipeout, taking Labour achingly close to power. But what if the Tories had fallen short of their...
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    Harold Wilson, uninterrupted (1964-1974)

    I thought Wilson always intended to retire at 60? So a decade or longer in power is conceivable.