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Yes. Unfortunately though, once you add turnout problems (big party supporters are more likely to turn out) to the First Past the Post system, this is not enough to make much difference.

To truly establish a "third force" in UK politics you need to be polling around 50% of the vote. And when I say "establish" I mean get enough seats to be in a position to win further elections in the near future.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 04:49:30 AM EST
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For a start, I'd be content with news headlines focusing not on the changes in the Tory/NuLab balance but on falling support for both, even if third and fourth and fifth forces don't gain much influence in terms of elected reps.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 05:12:54 AM EST
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